I love to give lavish dinner parties, but I’d rather spend my time and energy on cooking than table decor and clean-up. I recently found a solution in Kitchen Papers, a Nashville-based company that makes gorgeous and practical paper placemats, table runners, napkins, and serving papers for lining trays and platters. The original designs, which range from whimsical mock place settings to elegant black and white peony blossoms, transform a plain table in no more time than it takes to peel off a sheet of paper.

Paper Placemats, $18.00-22.00, and Serving Papers, $16.00-20.00, at