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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here


Design snapshot: Pleasing pavers and plantings

comments (2) March 15th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

Click To Enlarge Photo: Katie Hutchison

Weaving a variety of materials, textures, and colors together, this patio pattern is a delight. The regular geometry of the flat bricks beautifully contrasts the rounded, irregular stones that infill in between. The layout cleverly combines bricks that are side-by-side, in rows of running-bond, and strips of herringbone. The soft burst of green in the mounded planting accents the masonry composition with life. The green works well with the complementary red of the brick, and both benefit from the contrasting cool, blue-grey puddles of river rock. With a little imagination, simple materials can be arranged to create a dynamic hardscape carpet underfoot.
 
by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne


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posted in: Blogs, Design, Design snapshot, pavers, hardscape

Comments (2)

KHS KHS writes: Rob, I believe this was just one "square" of a patio pattern -- not a border -- owned and designed by some very creative folks.
Posted: 3:35 pm on March 15th

RYagid RYagid writes: This makes every other brick patio I've seen seem so boring. What I like most about this detail is that it is all about creativity. It's not executed with some exotic material or made possible by some unreasonable budget.

Is this the border of the patio?

Nice shot, Katie.
Posted: 3:21 pm on March 15th

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