The art of the subway tile

It’s been a busy week around here, to say the least! This is such a fun time because there’s a “home improvement electricity” in the air this time of year. Everyone has put away their holiday decorations (hopefully!!) and the rest time between holidays has been enjoyed and now, folks are noticing the naked little corners of their homes, noticing the little imperfections that need a little (or in some cases, a lot) of attention. Hence, the excuse I’m using for my absense over the past week or so.

I met last week with my lovely client who is in the pre-building stages of building her home and we had such fun picking out finishes and establishing colors. In doing so, we played around with the idea of using white subway tiles in the master bathroom with dark grout. I absolutely love this look however, I think we agreed that it may not be the right look for this particular project. That said, however, I met with another client for a color consultation over the weekend and I think it would be PERFECT for her daughter’s bathroom that is about to get a major face lift.

Dramatic DARK grout lines:

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Gray Grout Lines are a little less prounounced but still give you some definition:

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White grout lines are much more subtle and create a glossy softness to the look that is timeless and less edgy

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This look is classic and effortless and works seemlessly with a more traditional design. I love all of it, myself and could go either way. Amazing how such a small detail can completely change the feeling of a space.

On a personal note, I have a question for you other Homeschool Moms/business owners/moms in general/writers:

How often do you find pictures like this randomly scattered on your ipad/phones?


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Its like finding a note that reads:

Sam and Cayman have been here!

It’s a daily adventure around here, I’m telling you!

Have a lovely day, friends!


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3 Comments on The art of the subway tile

  1. Leslie
    March 1, 2013 at 1:34 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll look forward to following your design blog. We are empty nesters and I am wanting CHANGE so I will appreciate all of your advise and ideas.


    • Leslie
      March 1, 2013 at 1:36 am (2 years ago)

      Oh! Forgot to mention how much I adore subway tiles. I have them in one of my bathrooms and can’t wait to put more in. The kids are a crack up :) Lol! ..been there!

      • Renee Stephens
        March 1, 2013 at 2:10 am (2 years ago)

        Thank YOU for stopping by! I can’t believe you’re an empty nester, girl. You look too young!


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