A sunken design and rustic flagstone walls ensure that gravel doesn't spill into the adjoining gardens and lawn. The smallish gravel mimics the various colors seen in the stacked stones and the fireplace to generate a pleasingly cohesive composition.
This gravel patio was created over an existing concrete slab. Kevin O’Gara of Thou Swell built it as part of a total patio makeover. He shows us all the steps involved on The Home Depot Blog. || @thouswellblog