'Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful'-William Morris.
Printed in an Arts and Crafts style font this well know quote from William Morris was frequently used by Oscar Wilde in his lectures on taste and decoration. The quote perfectly sums up the aesthetic approach to interior design and is just as relevant to designers and decorators in the twenty first century as it was in the nineteenth century.
Alongside the quote is a classic Sussex chair. Based on vernacular furniture and designed by Philip Webb this chair was the must have item of artistic furniture for the aesthetic decorator.
The design also featuring sunflowers in Chinese style vases. Sunflowers are one of the most iconic emblems of the Aesthetic movement and were used widely on all kinds of household wares. Many followers of the movement collected blue and white Chinese and Japanese porcelains, James McNeill Whistler and Dante Gabrielle Rossetti among them.
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