Another landscape look for places where we don't want grass. I usually don't like rock as much as bark, but I do like the rive rock look here.
Like the idea of extending the indoors outside... nice fence, too! :)
Large white paving stones with dark rock or crushed gravel. Bench on the other side.
blue lobelia seeds - Bing Images
Nice and modern
Use rocks to separate the grass from the deck, then bury rope lights in the rocks for lighting. Awesome for front yard