Goodbye mulch terrace, hello real terrace
When I bought my house three years ago, I couldn't figure out what to do for a seating area in the back yard, so I just dumped a bunch of mulch back there and that was that. But the mulch wore down, and frequently washed away in our Florida downpours. Until yesterday, that is, when a bona fide terrace finally replaced the mulch. I think the large travertine pavers set in a grid of crushed coquina rock have exactly the right vibe for my midcentury house by the beach.