GD: Beyond tables and seating ... JK: A sideboard or bar works well as a staging area for serving, with some shelving for storing wine and mineral water.
GD: What about lighting? JK: You want enough to navigate but not so much that you feel you’re being interrogated. First, I just had path lights, then I added accent lights, then decorative hanging fixtures and flea-market finds.
GD: What surfaces and materials work best for outdoor events? JK: The cheap and cheerful decomposed granite on our dining patio has great earthiness, sandlike but not as loose when compacted. I like sand-finished concrete, crushed rock, and gravel on the ground. Lately, we’ve been using encaustic tiles with Moroccan motifs too.
Chaises turn Judy Kameon’s poolside patio into an inviting lounge.