Adding new top-surfaces to each step could transform the atmosphere. (could just use in one corner of the garden)
hardscape entry of overlapping large steps to handle elevation change using tumbled pavers with larger sizes on perimeter as trim, boxwood for green, contemporary concrete home, large glass & wood entry door, home by Jorge Figueroa Asociados
Clever, contemporary use of differentiated pavers to mark step changes and path types in a narrow urban garden design.
This is pretty much perfection in my book - oversized lantern, boxwood topiaries in weathered planters, transoms, natural stone incorporated in steps, black door, beautiful millwork & trim,