Posted: 05/09/2014 at 18:08
Hi kj - quite a lot to take in but my first thought would be - don't make it fussy and bitty. I'd make the front of the 'window bed' in line with the driveway, otherwise you'll have an odd little 'jink' of grass there. In other words- where the paving ends at the blue pot, continue the line across to the far end of the bay window, and doubling the depth of the existing space there. Clean lines and simple shapes are best for a contemporary look. If you're worried about access to the windows, you could leave the paving slabs there and plant in front of them, or do it the other way round - take your driveway paving across that space and plant directly below the window where the slabs are just now.
As far as your driveway paviours and edging are concerned, I think it's a question of personal taste. Probably best to discuss that with the suppliers. They'll be able to suggest patterns and colours to suit and usually there are edging kerb stones to match or contrast with the main paving. You may want to have a bit of contrast with the house bricks so that it's not a sea of orange!