For her small backyard, Californian Whitney Leigh Morris eschewed grass entirely, and filled the space with pavers and plantings. Lights strung above, and a tree growing by the fence, draw the eye up. See the full tour on Style Me Pretty.
Mosaic floor and whites painted stairs. Oh my goodness I just love this. Unfortunately the stairs would be too noisy in my house and the cellar is under the sitting hall and needs to breathe so we shouldn't tile it.