by Marisa Marcantonio

With summer on the horizon, our thoughts tend to turn to outdoor entertaining, and we dream of long warm evenings savoring every minute. Sandra McFarland's HP Designs laminated placemats will help you entertain colorfully, indoors and out. Festooned with elegant animals and large scale prints, her creations that merge flora and fauna are designed on paper and then matted in a laminate casing, allowing them to look great and last. Her classic-with-a-twist designs are available at the shops here, which hopefully are close to where you are.

Zebra with a coral border
Blue crab

Grouper with a moire background and Greek key border

Trellis Merian with fruits and butterflies

Melon and butterflies


Le Swainson bird on a branch with lime zebra background

Coral on an aqua ikat with Greek key border

Large coral ikat

Large trout