Are you ready to catch the next trend wave? The historic Asian-inspired scallop design is continuing to make headway into interior designs and you can increasingly spy this pattern, or the closely related wave and fish scale patterns, in many spaces and décor elements. It’s a versatile design that translates easily with varying colors and sizes onto multiple surfaces such as walls, floors, lighting, fabric, tiles and more.
Ceramic Fish Scales from Academy Tiles
The scalloped fish scale pattern is a traditional design undergoing a thoroughly contemporary twist. It swims easily through bohemian flavored spaces and with the right colors and décor, it can be right at home in both Art Deco and Hollywood Regency-inspired interiors. Its clean allover geometric patterns evoke a definite Asian flavor that can be interpreted in multiple looks for many surfaces.
Jarrod Lim Koi Chair
Koi Center Table by Brabbu
The Musket Room as featured in Remodelista
Outdoor Design via Chelsea College of Arts
Spanish Lace Scallop Stencil by Royal Design Studio
Furniture, fixtures, flooring and exterior spaces also benefit from these historic yet modern patterns. Stencils can easily help incorporate these fantastic designs in your home’s DIY projects. Patterns such as the Scallops Allover Stencil, the African Wave Stencil, Moroccan Scallops Stencil and the Spanish Lace Scallop Stencil come in various sizes to help plan and scale your projects.
Sara Larsson Leather Cabinet featured in Dwell
Scalloped Textiles from Serena & Lily
Café Pinson in Paris, France
Scallops Allover Stencil by Kara Paslay
Fish-scale, wave and scallop detailed designs are emerging in home décor and finding themselves a haute alternative to chevron and ikat patterns. They are timeless, classic and extremely versatile designs reminiscent of the Far East. Pairing the patterns up with other hot trends, such as painted details in white or metallic finishes, will ensure that your home interiors pop out. Good design is all in the details!