Shady Style

A very illuminating patio umbrella.

foxcat patio umbrella

Photograph courtesy of foxcat

Endless summer days call for a patio staple that pulls double duty. In the afternoon, this teak-and-aluminum umbrella provides shade with sturdy Sunbrella fabric; come evening, the built-in LEDs keep the festivities going. For an impressive dinner-party trick, control the brightness of the lighting system with the one-touch dimmer on the umbrella pole.

“NI Parasol 350 Sunbrella” umbrella, $4,719, Foxcat.