I recently helped a client choose pavers hardscape and a fire pit rock for her exterior. We originally met at her home where I helped her choose colors for her exterior. Here is her home and the colors that she is using to update her house.
NEW COLORS: Tin Lizzie for the body and Natural Choice for the trim
With all that busy stone, she needed extra help in choosing the pavers leading up to her home and wrapping the hardscape around to make a patio in her back yard. She was overwhelmed with color choice, style and texture so she asked if I could help.
Yes, more than paint, I help with color with other finishes such as exterior design all the time! Her options were not vast, but there were a few things we narrowed down before settling on the perfect paver. 1) Size - we determined she needed a larger paver because her kiddos would be riding their bikes and playing on them in the back yard, they also needed to be 2) texture- smooth for the kids to play and for chairs and table to sit one, both of these (size and texture) also came into play when discussing going along a small hill leading to her back yard and 3) color! - This needed to blend well with her current stone on her house (above) with has a lot of color and variation.
We also got to choose a large onyx stone from Arizona - this will be used to make a fire pit like this!
Here is the final stone we chose, Pavestone Vintage Antiqued Winter Blend, the most difficult part of the process what that the labeling for the stone was not clear, and they almost sold her the wrong one - so take note of this when shopping for pavers
1) think of the functionality of the stone - will it be used for activities and need to have a smooth almost solid looking surface
2) Texture - bumpy stone or rigit edged stone will not do well with small let chairs
2) Color- take into consideration the color of your home, plus any stone or brick to make sure it creates a cohesive look and feel.
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