What makes a characterful home? In this issue of H&A, we explore four very different homes belonging to designers and antiques dealers to glean ideas for adding personality to our own abodes. One way to add character is with vintage signs. From old street signs to nostalgic advertisements, we show you how they can create a statement in any room. Looking ahead to September and the opening of V&A Dundee, we travel to the Scottish city to find out more about what the museum has in store, plus why the place it calls home is a must-visit destination. Finally, back in May, we asked 25 specialists from the antiques world to nominate their favourite British antiques and asked you, H&A’s readers, to vote for your number one. Here, we reveal your top choice – did yours reach the top 10?