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!