I really like the look and the dark wall! Love the black wall - make it an accent wall? Hardwood floors with rugs for master bedroom. This is what my bedroom will look like when we move! But with blue walls and a black wall.
Steps down from door to main deck and more down to ground level. For a free-standing deck, consider painting the risers a light color, while the decking boards and treads are stained or painted a darker shade.