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Kids' Furniture

ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway, near 19th St., 6th fl.
881 Broadway, near 19th St., 1st fl.
ABC carries well-known brands like Plain Jane and Kindling, but it’s the European imports that really stand out. There are scores of reforested wood pieces finished with kid-friendly water-based paint, so your youngster can chew away without fear. An innovative bunk bead breaks down to become two twin beds for a more versatile room ($2,395), and dressers ($1,195) have separate changing trays ($195) that can be removed as your little one gets less and less little.

Albee Baby Carriage
715 Amsterdam Ave., near 95th St.
This filled-to-the-brim emporium of functional baby goods also carries an impressive selection of bunk beds (from $699), dressers (from $399), and armoires from high-in-demand brands like Pali, Ragazzi, Sorelle, and Bonavita.

Custom Furniture Panting
Paint Your World
Robin Weiss aims to spark kids' imaginations by transforming their bedroom furniture and walls into fantasy worlds. Trompe l'oeil, expressive animals, and partially hidden faces are just a few of her popular tricks.

1305 Second Ave., near 69th St.
Bellini has more choices than Rome has pastas. Choose a name, pattern, or theme, and you can blitz an entire room with it, from nursery and preteen furniture to bed linens, lamp shades, hand-painted tables, and frames. Of course, such bombardment doesn’t come cheap: Wooden Italian cribs star at $550, and dressers at $485.

Bograd Kids
200 Lexington Ave., near 33rd St., Showroom No. 433
This trade showroom is open to both designers and the public (by appointment only). All styles of furniture are available as long as it’s high-end, including traditional, Swedish, French, and cottage-style, as well as fabric, chandeliers, wallpaper, bedding, and artwork (from $350). Most pieces are available in a variety of colors and finished. A classic princess bed will run you about 43,500, and a chandelier for that really sophisticated child is about$1,500.

Casa Kids
106 Ferris St., at Coffey St., Red Hook Brooklyn
Featured in the ICFF and previously sold at MoMA, architect Roberto Gil’s plywood pieces for kids are painted with bright colors and can be easily assembled. His recent creations include a contemporary crib ($500) with matching changing table ($400) and cabinets ($350). For custom-made loft beds (from $1,800), visit Gil’s sawdusty atelier in Red Hook. By appointment only.

Charles P. Rogers
55 W.17th St., near Sixth Ave.
Specializing in iron, brass, and cherry and mahogany wood beds since 1855, Charles P. Rogers offers beautiful twin trundle for kids. This fall’s favorite is a classy cottage trundle with a black or white hand-forged iron framework for $599.

Chelsea Kids Quarters
33 W. 17th St., near Sixth Ave.
This two-story showroom offers five choices of solid woods in dozens of color finished. Regular beds ($399-$1,200) and bunks ($599-$2500) can be built with trundles and storage drawers. A stately full-overfull bunk is $1,499; dressers, toy chests, and desks are also available. Bookends made with real NFL footballs ($59) and quirky lamps (check out the life-size doll as lamp stand, $299) add spunk to your kid’s bedroom.

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From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
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