Category Archives: paving pattern

Contemporary Tiles and the Middle Ages

Sometimes my mind connects the dots in unexpected ways.  I visited ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York over the weekend.  You would think I’d be all mid-mod and forward thinking. But no. I fell for these concrete tiles … Read more

LABELS: France, Gardens, Landscape Design, paving pattern 2 Comments

Garden Design Details: Stone at Skylands

I hadn’t visited Skylands for about ten years, and never in the fall.  I went hoping to see the last of the fall foliage and instead found stonework that was interesting in its scope and full of ideas. Formerly an … Read more

LABELS: dry stone walling, fall, Gardens, granite, New Jersey, patio stone, paving pattern, rock work, Stone, stone work 2 Comments

Garden Inspiration: Tile Medalions

After a trip, sometimes I don’t see nuggets of ideas until I look at my images.  I chose the shots after all, so there is some vague through line.  So here goes. When I was in Chicago two weeks ago … Read more

LABELS: Antiques, Gardens, inspiration, paths, paving pattern, project 2 Comments

Garden Design Details: Cleveland Underfoot

I was visiting gardens in the greater Cleveland area last week and what struck me most was the details.  There were wonderful, thoughtful ideas in almost every garden of the more than 30 we visited. Here are some of the … Read more

LABELS: American Architecture, APLD, Gardens, patio stone, paving pattern, Stone 1 Comment

Showhouse Season V, Issue 6, In Real Life

Yesterday morning was dedicated to show house business. Frank Scheppe, my contractor extraordinaire, and I were at a local wholesale nursery soon after it opened to choose two Styrax japonica for the garden. After they were loaded we delivered them … Read more

LABELS: Garden Design, patios, paving pattern, Planting Design, Rumson NJ, Sheep's Run, VNA of Central NJ 1 Comment

Footprints

Several years ago on a garden tour, I found myself looking at what was on the ground plane rather than what was in the gardens. I started shooting photos of paths and patterns of what I saw for future reference … Read more

LABELS: Creative Process, paths, paving pattern, stone patterns Leave a comment