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In talking about someone, perhaps an artist, who has the ability to find or see beautiful things in everyday settings. Is there a word for it ?

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

I think the best is

aesthete
a person who is appreciative of and sensitive to art and beauty.
-- Google Dictionary

So the trait is "aestheticism".

Found with the help of onelook.com, with their the reverse search, by searching "one who sees beauty in everyday objects"

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So the character trait is aestheticism n ... 2. sensitivity to beauty, esp in art, music, literature, etc [Collins] – Edwin Ashworth Aug 29 '14 at 16:32
    
Yeah, thats it I guess :) – Tim Aug 29 '14 at 16:38

Simply, eye has this meaning.

Though, it is mainly used in the idiom to have an eye for something.

the faculty of intellectual or aesthetic perception or appreciation

an eye for beauty

[merriam-webster]


As a general word, you can use appreciation.

Awareness or delicate perception, especially of aesthetic qualities or values.

[thefreedictionary]

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In a word, imagine should suffice.

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