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Among the coming season's must-haves are something bold, something blue, something golden and something grouped

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CLASHING PATTERNS Witness this suite design for Claridge’s, the London hotel, by fashion’s Diane von Furstenberg: Although the sofa, drapes and carpet sport varying screaming patterns, all are black in tone and only one has an attention-grabbing (purple) base. Visit www.claridges.co.uk for further inspiration.

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CRACKS IN THE SYSTEM Fracture Coffee Table, $3,775 in walnut through Hollace Cluny in Toronto (www.hollacecluny.ca).

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HIGH-BACKED CHAIRS Limited-edition corrugated-cardboard model designed by Sanserif Creatius www.sanserif.es

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TINY HOMES There’s a movement to embrace smaller homes, but just how tiny are they willing to go? Making its commercial debut this month, the L41 house, which was designed by B.C.’s Michael Katz and Janet Corne and ranges in size from 220 to 420 square feet.

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WHIMSICAL LIGHTING Stephen Johnson’s Surprise Surprise, distributed by Artecnica, the California-based purveyor of whimsy with a conscience. Visit www.artecnicainc.com for retailers across Canada.

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TRUE BLUES Jaime Hayon’s new FAVN sofa in Dark Blue, price upon request through Plan B in Toronto (www.planboffice.com) and Inform Interiors in Vancouver (www.informinteriors.com).

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ARTFUL COLLECTIONS Whether it’s a flock of birdhouses or the mounting of porcelain flowers, arty collections are all the rage right now. Before you start hammering away, though, consider some rules: The most successful displays comprise a single type of item, a single material and a similar shape or style.

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EDGY ETCHING Kline bowls, from $85 at galleries across Ontario and through www.shanenorrie.com.

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WARM METALS Bench with gilt finish, $1,425 at Elte in Toronto (www.elte.com).

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FAUX CROCODILE Greater Gator in Espresso(T6802), $79 a roll at Kravet Canada outlets nationwide (visit www.thibautdesign.com for locations)

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