Totally not what I need but a great idea for the right location. However, I'd probably slip and fall and whack myself on the stepping stones!"Ahead of the Curve - Innovative Design Ideas for Stunning Decks" by Jamie Durie. Photo courtesy of HGTV.
Decking detail from the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, a traditional Japanese house and garden in Philadelphia. Note that the grains in the wood are as closely matched as possible between the old and new.