In between two houses, landscape designers laid a brick patio with bricks in different shades. Suddenly, the narrow space becomes inviting and so usable, especially with the addition of outdoor tables.
Taking a step back from the bench allows for a full view of the patio's circular pattern. By laying the brick in this way, the landscape architects further helped this outdoor space feel nestled in its natural surroundings.
For this Georgia patio, Landscape Studio used Pennsylvania Bluestone pavers laid in an Ashlar pattern. The different sizes (12-by-18, 18-by-24 and 24-by-24) and color of the pavers create a rustic effect. The mortar also matches the mortar in the home's exterior.
An excellent way to create a sturdy, level underfoot surface in courtyards, patios or porches is with brick pavers. This classic look mixes perfectly with all different styles of architecture and decor. To install pavers, the exterior area must first be leveled and then a thin layer of sand is laid before the bricks are put in place. Once all bricks are set, another layer of sand is poured on top to fill the gaps and keep the bricks from shifting.
Shades of green laid in a herringbone pattern create a dressed-up patio floor in Houston's Beckrew Wine House. Benches made from locally reclaimed wood by the artisans at Recoop Design sit in front of exposed white brick walls.