Laid a PatioCalder skipped grass and instead created a classic paved patio. "We were pushed to take the less expensive route of stamped, stained concrete," says Calder. "But the moment I saw this bluestone paver, I was sold." Paths of bricks crafted from antique molds add texture, pattern, and contrast to the gray stone.
Created a Dining Area
Centered on the patio, a farm table can serve as a buffet and (with its added leaf) can seat 10 to 12 people. Calder left a 3-foot perimeter around the table to allow both congregating and trike riding.
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Dining table: Hampstead Teak; potterybarn.com. Host chairs: Isola in Kubu Gray by Artesia; dovecotedecor.com. Side chairs: Marais A in Hot Dipped Galvanized; industrywest.com.