Our patio install is done, and we're very happy with how things turned out. Thanks so much to everyone who helped with the paver and wall choices. I am posting some pictures below (posting lots because I'm not sure which are most important).
The patio has two sections, one which we thought could be used for a circular seating area with a center fire pit (furthest from patio doors). The other, we would like for lounge chairs of some sort (closer to patio doors).
We're thinking of some from the Grand Tuscany collection by Hanamint. I'll post the link at the bottom of this post. Do you think those would work in black perhaps, with a brightly colored cushion? What about the lounge chairs, would they also need to be from that collection, or could wood ones coordinate too?
The biggest problem we have now is what to do with the rest of the back yard, which is on a sloping hill. We're thinking of lots of plantings with mulch, including trees, perhaps on two tiers to break up the slope. Could anyone please, please consider Photoshopping some visual for me of the back yard landscape? I would appreciate it a whole lot. There is a flat area at the bottom of the hill, which will be used for grass and a pop up pool for the kids. As my screen name implies, I live in rural (northern) Wisconsin, so evergreens could work well incorporated too.
I know I need some lower level planters on the patio as well. I think I got carried away with higher flowerings because I wanted to add visual height to break up the horizontal-ness of the back of the house.
Thanks, and what do you all think? Any suggestions whatsoever are appreciated.