Trend Week: The XL Trend

According to European trend watcher Aafje Nijman, there is a feeling that as gardens continue to grow in popularity and indoor-outdoor living continues to evolve, we will see greater use of flooring materials that can not only be used indoors but outdoors as well in order to create a continuous space.

large scale pavers

This trend will be driven by a desire for an open inside outside effect. Floors that have a large scale to them with things like super sized pavers or more simply, poured concrete will increase in popularity. Do you see this as a trend in your design style?

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

1 Comment

  1. Helen on January 7, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Have to say I really don’t like the look of large super sized poured concrete pavers. I thought we were supposed to be thinking “permeable” these days, to allow water to soak into the ground and stop flooding problems. So I’m hoping this isn’t a trend.

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