I like how the chairs sit at around the edges of the center of the courtyard. No need for a point of interest because the door to the house is the point of interest. Maybe on our house it could be the two front windows.
This grand fireplace has plenty of room for plants and seating! More fabulous outdoor fireplace: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/fabulous-outdoor-fireplaces/?socsrc=bhgpin071313whitefireplace=16