Modern Brooklyn courtyard. Love the level change in the decking that raises the central area to create a heirachy between the sitting area and the surrounding garden. Small garden beds provide enough space for canopy trees to grow and provide dappled shade and a sense of enclosure. Pinned to Garden Design - Courtyards by Darin Bradbury
Envy-Inducing Private Outdoor Spaces: Vertical Limit. For smaller spaces, architectural elements add height and texture. A dramatic fireplace, gravel or stone floor, and light furnishings feel airy yet artful.