Tom and I just completed this design and I presented it to the clients last night. They LOVED it! While we designed their whole property, I zoomed in on the front entrance so you can take a closer look.
It has Kota black sandstone tile in the center, concrete unilock pavers as a soldier course around the walkway 'pads' to give the walkway some extra stability and the curved steps up to the front entrance are granite. Not polished granite mind you, that would be too slippery. This is flamed granite which gives the surface a little 'tooth'.
The planting plan is quite elaborate as the homeowners both love being outside. Wonderful clients to work with!