You don’t need a huge space to have a sweet setting for enjoying the garden. This patio (one section–it wraps three sides of the house) is distinguished by a pergola festooned with climbing roses (this is Rosa ‘Veilchenblau’ but any rambling climber will do) and wisteria and surrounded by tall evergreens and beds of lavender. Add a set of teak chairs and a small table, and drop in the unexpected, in this case the hanging pendant light. (See the entire garden!)
Summer should be this easy!