This very small project in Marrickville in Sydney's Inner West, is noteworthy despite its modest size, as there are a number of particularly interesting features: the unconventional setout, plus the colours, both the choice and placement.
The Fitzroy pattern, shown here, is a complex pattern with a large pattern repeat, usually chosen for large spaces where the pattern can be seen to best advantage, but this path is quite narrow. Conventional wisdom would suggest a very different layout, with the black pointed star in the centre of the path. However, after inspecting the site, the head of our installation team realised that this would result in a cluttered, congested, more fragmented appearance, so he advised the less conventional setout, and by choosing a colour scheme that emphasised the vertical/horizontal grid and played down the diagonal grid, he was able to achieve a result that was richly detailed without being excessively busy. The muted, tone-on-tone colour scheme reinforces the result and is the perfect entre to the bright red front door.