This is a great journey from the street to the house up a steep rise. Great idea to break the steps into sections of risers then flat. Floating steps and terraces - contemporary - modern - juan grimm paisajismo / jardín papudo, chile
Plants and timbers. What a great look! I don't have a spot like this, but why not just do this somewhere in your yard against a fence even with a garden area. Nice to have your herbs separated from other plants anyway.
Creative Veggie Gardens- in lieu of wood, build your raised beds out of galvanized steel or rustic materials. Just as you would design your landscape to complement your personal style, design your vegetable garden to match.
I love the little stepping stone path (maybe impractical?) and also the way the screens stop you seeing all the way down - draws your eye along path (could be a good way to distract attention from fence and wall?