Using large pavers and a sleek stone fireplace turns a small lawn between house and garage into a “decompression chamber” perfect for relaxing after work.
Terraced stone steps in a mix-and-match pattern creates a strong focal point, while “character” plants create visual interest on both sides of the path.
A variety of heat-tolerant plants with low water requirements provide year-round interest. Pavers take up most of the space where thirsty grass might grow instead, creating a striking pattern while also helping save resources and money in the long run.
Gravel’s earthy texture, its give underfoot, and its crunchy sound are the reasons why this oldest of hardscapes will always be perceived as the softest of paving materials. This gravel entry is a clean casual foil for plant textures and colors.
Transform an unused back half of a driveway into a curving path of concrete pavers, making room for a lush garden bed to the side.
Durable concrete pavers set in a regular pattern are a good match for the architectural style of the house, and their subtly varied colors help mediate the starkness of a black-and-white color scheme.
The stone walkway and gravel path create a smooth counterpoint to the wild living wall featuring ferns, bromelaids, coral bells, spider plants, and elephant ears.
In this Malibu garden, grass circles appear to float on a river of black pebbles that winds through a grove of bamboo.
Large cut-stone squares create a smooth and polished look.
Fractured shale fills gaps between concrete pavers in this yard; yarrow and grasses soften the path’s edges.
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