Flying colorsThe shade structureThe Zischkes\u0027 five-sided gazebo is about 100 square feet \u0026#8213; within a nearly 900-square-foot courtyard \u0026#8213; but you could substitute a smaller arbor purchased from a nursery. To provide shade, Jeff placed potted grapevines at each corner; when fully grown, they\u0027ll cover the gazebo. Until then, canvas panels block out the sun. Proven\u0026#231;al tablecloths also would work well, as would any other colorful, lightweight fabric.The furnishingsColorful chairs fitted with striped cushions help brighten the courtyard\u0027s perimeter.Lighting for every mood\u0022Nothing creates ambience more successfully than beautiful lighting,\u0022 says Jeff, who designs lighting for restaurants. His chandelier casts a warm glow in the gazebo; sconces illuminate the courtyard\u0027s perimeter walls. Candles enhance the magic.Pots for plants and styleUsing containers of plants to soften a hardscape is a classic Mediterranean accent. In addition to grapes, Jeff and Gena grow potted citrus, geraniums, and herbs.