Choosing your stone and your paving patterns for stone walls, terraces or any of the hardscape features in your landscape can be daunting if you jump the gun. How many times have you made a decision in a vacuum and then wished for a do over? Take a peek back at this post from January, Patterns, to give you some assistance on avoiding that pitfall.
But when it comes to designing a hardscape feature for comfort, it can be narrowed down to one common denominator – your intent for that space, how you plan to use it as this is what eventually wins out. Take for instance, the image above. This antique millstone table was originally intended to be immersed in the terrace; a break in the pattern, if you will. The final design decision was made on the client’s intended use of the space. Why? Because these types of spaces are meant to be designed for comfort as well and it was a stone table rather than a flat surface that the client wanted for this terrace.
As Donna Karan points out, “Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” But the one common denominator – your intent for that space as it always wins out.
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