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
Paver stone for patio and pool area. Pattern of formal garden for flower beds. Terrace with dining and seating area and a path running through a formal garden. Garden design by Louise del Balzo. Photo by Steven Wooster. Via design design
olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.