Lisbon has undeniably pretty pavements. The cobblestones have been arranged into visually interesting shapes and patterns.
In Praca Dom Pedro IV, a public square, there are stony waves which invite you to move with them.
I’ve been thinking about floors a lot recently. We had to choose floor tiles and “parquet” for the new “house”. Some very tough decisions had to be made! Looking at Lisbon’s pavements and floors helped me to clarify a lot of ground-related issues.
The tiles at the all-vegetarian restaurant Terra, also hit the mark. Warm, rustic, diagonally-laid – they give off a vegetarian, biodynamic, organic vibe.
I also liked the shiny, off-white tiles in our hotel reception area. In fact, I liked the overall look that had been achieved with colours, textures and shapes against the life-sized forest wall poster.
I’m trying not to lose sleep over the flooring choices we’ve made. After all, if they turn out to be an eyesore, and if diagonal turns out to be so wrong, then an attractive rug will save the day (I hope).