Believe me if we want art to begin at home, as it must, we must clear our houses of troublesome superfluities that are forever in our way; conventional comforts that are no real comforts, and do but make work for servants and doctors. If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.’

William Morris, The Beauty of Life.

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