Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pick a Pattern

I think I've settled on the patterns that I want to use on the porch and walkway. I guess you are supposed to use the same for both; I'm not really sure. I think this basketweave is just the ticket for the porch but because the walkway curves (see inset of This D*mn House below my header), not sure that will work as well there. At least not with me doing it.

I know that I don't want to do a herringbone on either one.

What might work best on the walkway is the running bond pattern. This picture even shows it on a curved walkway. And, it uses the words "one of the simplest" to describe it. I think I'm sold. Seriously, what really got me on this one is the illustration shows multi-color bricks which is what I'm going to be working with. I really like how that looks. I think it's going to be great with my dark gray house. (Yes, I need to update the photo. I've got to get the shrubs in order first or I expect I'll come home one day to find the one closest to the walkway on the right sitting on the sofa and watching TV.)

I'm getting psyched about the job. Hoping I can get started before the excitement wears off.

We'll just have to see what else Mother Nature has in store.


Anonymous said...

I like the second set of bricks. Not sure why, it just appeals to me more. Have fun with it!

NV said...

Thanks, Vicki. Both will be with multi-color bricks (which is what I think I like about the running bond pattern that you like.)

I think the squared pattern for the porch will blend well with the curved pattern for the walkway, especially if I strategically mix up the bricks.

Ann said...

I like the 2nd photo - I think it's classic and timeless - almost makes me think of an old English house or sidewalk, love that! :)