Friday, December 18, 2009
Decorative Towels...Yay or Nay?
(first floor guest bathroom)
A great deal of the interior design of our home has been mostly my decision. I love that about my partner Dan. He has quite a bit of faith in my design decisions. Nevertheless, I do not go forward with a decorating or design project without his opinion. There have been times where we don't see eye to eye on how to interpret a certain look. If he's somewhat reserve or neutral on an idea that I'm certain about, I'll chalk it up as Dan just experiencing a creative block and go forward with my vision. But, when he strongly disagrees with a design idea of mine, then I'll defer to his objection.
I do admit that I have an over the top imagination which can sometimes get carried away. Dan is my lineman. His job is to make sure I don't stray too far and make the design overdone. I wonder if Dan is right in the case of the "decorative towels". He is of the opinion that decorative towels are as out dated as those toilet seat covers that match the bath room rugs. He argues that they don't have function because we don't use them and it just looks too staged. Right next to the sink we offer decorated disposable towels for our guests to discourage them from using the decorative towels. It makes perfect design sense to me. The first photo above is of our first floor bathroom which also has a shower that is never used. However, the fact that the shower exists, I felt complete towel sets belonged there even though they aren't intended for actual use. Have I gone too far? Am stuck in a time warp? Does anyone out there still love decorative hand towels as much as me? Or is it time I replace them with usable towels?