The Ashland House: There’s Lots of White Subway Tile Here

The tile work is still in progress over at The Ashland House. Recently, the tile cornices were installed and the grout was completed. You may know this by now but there’s lots of white subway tile here. Check it out:


The grout still needs to be washed off the tile.  If you’re wondering about the marks on the wall that’s from the grout.  The walls haven’t been painted yet.

Here’s a view of the window:


You might be asking why the tile goes so high up the wall?  What you can’t see in this picture (or any picture in this post) are the outlets on the opposite wall.  In order to bring the tile behind the switch plates this height made the most sense.  Once the walls are painted the trim around the window will “pop” more.


Look at the plumbing.  I have a feeling when it sees our pedestal sink it will say, “You complete me.”

Let’s check in on the Jack & Jill bathroom:


This tile hasn’t been grouted yet.  The window sill has been installed and it matches…


This sweet little niche.  Keep in mind that the grout isn’t in yet.  The grout color will link the tile and the granite visually.

There’s nothing new in the Master Bathroom. That’s okay!  Look at the kiddo’s niche and shower tile:


The tile has “Absolute White” grout and the quartz in the niche will match the counter top.

Here’s a different view:


It sure looks white, doesn’t it?  Remember the grout on the floor is charcoal colored and the vanity cabinet is black too.  It will be cool.  Trust me.  You’ll see.

Tomorrow I meet with the flooring guy to pick out the stain for our wood floors.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for reading and have a Joyful Day!

xo Whitney



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    1. Valerie

      Lookin’ good! And I can tell you from recent personal experience that the floor stain will either be a snap or an agonizing ordeal. Ours was agonizing!

      1. Whitney Parchman Post author

        Good Golly! I was afraid of that. I’m hoping I’ll know the color when I see it but I have to see it first. What if it’s not there?! That’s what I’m stressed about.

      1. Whitney Parchman Post author

        Thanks Rebecca! I’ve been wondering what I will do after this project is over? Glad you love the high tile. I do too and I’m thrilled with the grout color. 😉 xo

    2. Nicole B (Canada)

      Hi Whitney,
      Your home looks wonderful. I have a tip for flooring. Shake salt & pepper on the samples and if it hides both it will hide the dirt better. Say hi to your hubby and your boy. Miss you guys! I think I’m due for a trip there soon!

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      1. Whitney Parchman Post author

        Thanks! I didn’t want every bathroom to look the same but I want each room to make sense in the context of The House. Sometimes being practical is a bit dream crushing but not so bad in this case. 🙂 xo