Italian apartment. This stunning Italian patio feels chic and sophisticated, with a simple black and white dining set and a beautiful city view. If you want an Italian-style patio of your own, grow tall shrubs — such as yew or privet — near a fence or a garden trellis to create some privacy from your neighbors. Use black iron furniture, and if you can, splurge on a white marble or stone top table. Accessorize with plain white seat cushions and a white umbrella to keep the look simple and classic. Add some warm terra-cotta planters with bright flowers like geraniums for color. Use a single color such as pink, red or white so they don't overwhelm the space. If you want to add table linens, use crisp whites. Bellissimo!