I like the contrasting surfaces but not gravel because of Charlie. I also like the trelliswork on the right-hand wall. Chairs with cushions around brazier in small urban garden, clipped box balls, Mespilus germanica
Hilgard Garden by Mary Barensfeld Architecture Not losing gardening space to stairs, this garden offers a way up more exciting. No stairs, but a winding path with low growing herbs and stepping stones.