This garden has a lot of features in a small space – there is a dining area in the shade surrounded by walling, and a water feature including a rill; there is also a sunken firepit area with lighting at night. The planting will soften the hard landscaping as it gets bigger, and there are trellises in place to hold a lot of greenery and screen the view of neighbouring houses.
See the Homify article about this garden here. It's called 'Before and After: This Bare Garden's Stunning Makeover'.
Planting will soften the lines of this new garden.
The dining area was defined by a rill of water and a raised bed containing a water feature, cascading onto the rill.
The water feature cascades from the raised bed onto the rill, and forms a border with the rill for the dining area.