OUR INSPIRATION The Pantone Color Institute, a soothsayer to fashion and home designers. The Web site catalogs color collections that are great for everyday decorating ideas. Go to pantone.com, click on home and fashion, then click on the trends report. Pantone matched paint sample pot color collection, $7 each, at Prather Paint & Wallpaper, 101 Greenbay Rd., Wilmette; 847-251-6905

(1) Cilindro rose Missoni ottoman, available for order at Stitch, 1723 N. Damen Ave.; 773-782-1570

(2) Jocelyn fold-over clutch, in fuchsia, $265, and purple metallic leather, $325, at Kate Spade, 101 E. Oak St.; 312-654-8853, katespade.com

(3) Gray dress by Tucker, $330, at Jake, 939 N. Rush St., and two other locations; 312-664-5553, shopjake.com

(4) Côté Table Gold band and mink fine china cups and saucers from France, $120, at POSH, 613 N. State St.; 312-280-1602, poshchicago.com

(5) Le Palais des Thés, tea in a tin, $13 to $23, at Elements, 741 N. Wells St.; 312-642-6574, elementschicago.com

(6) Porcelain disk bracelet on cord, $105 each, by Bernardaud, 900 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-751-1700, bernardaud.fr


Photography:  (Ottoman) Courtesy of Missoni