For those who prefer a standard tried and true application, you can choose a traditional rectangular shaped paver such as brick or cobblestone set in a traditional pattern. You cannot go wrong with the traditional patterns of running bond, herringbone, or basketweave. Running bond is your standard brick application, where pavers are laid in rows all running in one direction. A herringbone pattern is where traditional pavers are laid in a zig-zag pattern to give just a bit more modern flare. A basketweave pattern creates further dimension by placing the pavers in a block design that can use a variety of colors for a contemporary design.