GD: Any easy entertaining tricks? JK: Set things up in the order you’ll actually use them; keep hurricane lamps on hand and trays for carrying things back and forth. And don’t let the decor become too fragile or precious.
GD: What inspired this garden? JK: Lotusland, the Montecito, California, estate always moves me. So does the work of Luis Barragán and Roberto Burle Marx. I have a big wall of Monstera deliciosa as a homage to Burle Marx.
GD: Any cautionary tales to share? JK: People have fallen into the pool. It’s all part of what makes things exciting.
“Shade is really important in outdoor dining areas,” says Judy Kameon, “whether under the canopy of a tree, a snappy striped umbrella, or a vine-covered pergola.” At home, she finds a shady spot beneath the magnificent pepper tree at her garden’s heart. The powder-coated stainless-steel table ($4,400) and benches ($1,800) are from her Plain Air line of outdoor furniture. Mosaic glass tiles finish the tabletop, with navy stripe Perennials fabric on the bench cushions. The tubular steel-and-woven vinyl chair is vintage.