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My Beautiful Bathroom Faucet—And Why It’s Important That It Is Beautiful

Debra Redalia


 
This is a closeup of the faucet we installed in our new temporary bathroom.

I am writing a separate post about it and presenting it to you in all it’s glory because Larry and I chose this faucet for its beauty.

Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you may not think it is beautiful, but it is beautiful to us, and it brings me joy every time I walk into the bathroom and look at it.

Many years ago I ran across this quote from William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement:

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

After reading that a number of times, I realized that the way we do things today is we have things that are useful that are not very beautiful and then we “decorate” with things we believe to be beautiful that have no function.

I decided years ago that I wanted everything useful in my home to also be beautiful.

I want my home to be full of what I consider to be beauty.

Having beautiful things around me and in my hands and on my body uplifts me every day.

Just because a house is tiny doesn’t mean one has to sacrifice anything that is important to you.

Beauty is important to me.

Beauty doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. The new light fixture over the mirror had the lowest price of all the fixtures in the store. But to me it was the most beautiful because of it’s simplicity. The beveled mirror was $5 from the recycling center.

The value of items is not how much they cost, but rather how useful and beautiful they are.