Design snapshot: Meandering footpath

There's something to be said for taking your time to get somewhere. This footpath in a tight space between a home and side fence wanders off the straight and narrow. And, in the process, creates little eddies of space for miniature boxwoods, hostas, and statuary.

The seemingly improvised paver placement, with some in the middle lanes crossing into the next, contributes to the meandering handmade vibe. Slightly elevated edge pavers subtly differentiate the boundary without introducing the added complication of contrasting edging material.

To think that this is merely the garden access; you can't help but anticipate the marvel of a garden that awaits at the journey's end.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast