Designer Mary Wilson knows how you can liven up your eating space even on the darkest days — all without fussing with vases. Instead, set the table with her colorful cork placemats: The designer’s Flora and Fauna collections feature bold graphics, artfully silk-screened, with nonscratch undersides. Select from 14-1/2-inch rounds or 12-by-15-inch rectangles. Available in sets of four or six ($64-$108) from WilsonWare, Newtown, CT. 203-426-6766; wilsonwarehome.com
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