This month we’ve been inspired by the scallops and scales trend to bring you a treasure trove of ideas for incorporating soft aquatic shades and natural ephemera into your home. From mother-of-pearl inlays to shell-shaped lamps via quirky fish vases and undulating furniture, there are myriad style notes that you can seamlessly add into your scheme. Our new columnist, furniture restorer and TV presenter Jay Blades, shares his love of Britain’s heritage crafts and how intrinsic they are to our national identity. This is a timely reminder as we also report on The Heritage Crafts Association’s Red List of endangered crafts and meet four craftspeople who are keeping a handful of key skills alive. In addition, we tour four extraordinary homes and reveal the go-to places the experts like to shop for their antiques
Treasures of the Deep
Cast your net to discover ethereal decorating ideas inspired by shells and sea creatures.
See a blend of period features and 20th-century furniture in Patrick Overwijk’s quirky Netherlands home
Where the Experts Shop for Antiques
Twelve dealers and interior designers share their favourite places to find choice pieces
The art of survival
We reveal steps being taken to preserve some of Britain’s traditional crafts.
New Columnist Jay Blades
In the second instalment of his new column, Jay talks about the importance of keeping heritage skills alive and how he is helping the cause.
All this and much much more!!
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