Posted: 08/11/2016 at 12:55
Always have a lawn if you can but I agree with Tetley....it looks too small an area for lawn and would look odd If so.
can we have a photo from the house and can you say how big the lawn might be.? If there is space for reasonable size lawn I would include it. Not keen on a rectangular lawn ....some curves somewhere?
Structural plants apart from shrubs would look good there ....phormiums and a grass or two to break up the lines.
Newb looks lovely but I would make several sketches to combine plant colours and shapes (mounds and spikes; low and high)
i sense an impatience and exuberance ...I relate to that....but it would prob be good to take time to assess and re assess to get things as you want them