I like the contrasting surfaces but not gravel because of Charlie. I also like the trelliswork on the right-hand wall. Chairs with cushions around brazier in small urban garden, clipped box balls, Mespilus germanica
Front yard is very important. It gives to the house great look. You can decorate your front yard with flowers, grass, rocks and a lot of other. When designing the plan, keep it simple and this will help on maintenance.