I spent the day at the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. I took a few photos for inspiration. I love the bricks in the Cafe laid out in a herringbone pattern. They look hand made--very rough and no shiny sealant. I would love to put these giant brick/tiles in our teeny entrance foyer and then again in the family room at the rear of the house so they can continue right on out through the french doors to the covered porch. Everything else in the house would be walnut-stained wood.
I also LOVE that pecky cypress ceiling in the left photo. I have to put that somewhere in the house.