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.
Federal Style brownstone in Beacon Hill, a courtyard of brick and wrought iron was converted to a contemporary design using blue stone and cedar. Pinned to Garden Design - Courtyards by BASK Landscape Design.