Bazaar- Nesting Instincts

A growing crop of nursery and children's furniture

Aerial Crib by Nurseryworks

With so many furniture options, specialty stores and stylish shopping neighborhoods at their disposal, homeowners can style every room in the house with just the right pieces. And the nursery and playroom are no exception. From cutting edge modern to elegant traditional, children’s furniture comes in many varieties, and is often designed to grow with your little ones. Here is a selection of the newest—or just the cutest—items we could find, plus a cheat sheet for a few of the specialty shops throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia that carry them.

Three panel designs in six colors and three slat options in three finishes make it possible to customize the aerial crib from nurseryworks. The handcrafted piece also converts to a toddler bed to grow with your child. Visit

A group of designers all expecting their own little ones crafted the Ooba Nest Bassinet to fit their modern sensibilities. Bent plywood and rich wood veneers create the simple shape reminiscent of mid-century design, and integrated handles make it easy to move. Visit

Ooba’s Nest Bassinet

Tuck the little ones in with softly colored but none-too-saccharine bedding by dwellbaby. The robin motif design features soft teal blue and green leaves with pale gray and brown accents. Visit

DwellBaby Bedding

Oeuf Nursery Furniture offers modern, edgy furniture for kids. Its signature Crib and Toddler bed are crafted into slick, geometric designs from birch wood and environmentally friendly MDF from recovered wood. The crib is easily converted into a toddler bed. Visit

Oeuf Nursery furniture crib

Baltimore-based Bratt Décor introduces the Chelsea collection, a new line of elegant nursery furniture. Available in three colors including an espresso stain, the pieces feature relief carvings and a hand-rubbed finish. The crib converts into a toddler bed, as shown here. Visit

Bratt Decor’s Chelsea Collection

Embodying the simple, clean lines of the Craftsman style, the Arts & Crafts Maple Crib from Modern Seed is perfect for both modern and traditional homes. Handcrafted from solid maple, it features a single-sided drop side rail. Visit

A manufacturer of elegant, high-end textiles, Maharam brings style to learning and playtime with a memory game, presented through the company’s graphic design arm, A4 Studio. The two sets of 36 cards bear watercolor illustrations of iconic textiles by such designers as Eames, Alexander Girard and Paul Smith. Visit

A memory game by Maharam.

Young America, a collection of children’s furniture from Stanley Furniture Company, introduces a kaleidoscope of colors with the myHaven line. With 20 wood and painted finishes available on each of the 30 pieces in the collection, anything is possible, such as this twin and double bunk bed in Sea Grass Green. Visit

Choose from a variety of hand painted designs by Sweet Beginnings, such as the Florentine design shown on the Bella Luna collection. Specializing in complete creative environments for the nursery, the company has 12 design themes and five furniture collections, and also creates custom pieces. Visit

Sweet Beginnings

The p.j. armoire by ducduc combines modern styling, functionality and play time. Plus it is designed with a conscience, crafted in the U.S.A. of sustainably harvested woods and non-VOC lacquer paint. Five door finishes are available, including a chalkboard-paint door to allow kids to add their own design touch. Visit

p.j. armoire by ducduc

You can’t deny it’s cute despite its name. Ugly Dolls have come and there is no getting around their popularity. Irreverently misshapen—take Tray here—each design is delightful with a few too many (or too few) eyes, and a variety of fangs, tentacles and wings. Visit

Ugly Dolls

Offi introduces new whimsical Dachshund lamps. Available in six bright colors, the lamps are made of non-toxic, odorless plastic and use a low-watt, replaceable bulb. Visit

Dachshund lamps from Offi

The Color BB2 (Baby Boomer Too) set by notNeutral was inspired by the award-winning childcare center the company designed for Universal Studios. The table and two chairs come in three vibrant colors: Ozone Blue, Lotus Green and Persimmon Orange.

Color BB2 by notNeutral

Lucy & Michael play tents now come with a variety of cozy accessories to add even more fun to these quirky and popular toys. From carryall totes and pillows in corresponding fabrics to fluffy faux bear skin rugs, kids have everything and more for an indoor campout. Visit

Lucy & Michael play tents

Put a piece of art in your playroom with the EVA Foam Table and Chairs from Offi. Made from soft, sturdy foam—the kind used in athletic shoes—the furniture is soft, lightweight, comfortable and durable, and can be used inside or outside. Visit

EVA foam chair by Offi

Children’s Furniture Stores Bellini 1809 Reisterstown Road, Suite 143 Baltimore, MD; (410) 486-9646; 12113 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD; (301) 770-3944

Bratt Décor 548 E. Belvedere Avenue Baltimore, MD; (410) 464-9400

Cradle & Crayon Reston Town Center 11913 Freedom Drive Reston, VA; (703) 437-0900

Daisy baby and mommies, too 4924 Del Ray Avenue Bethesda, MD; (301) 654-7477

Dawn Price Baby 325 7th Street, SE Washington, DC; (866) 934-BABY

Finnian’s Moon 616 South Washington Street Alexandria, Virginia; (703) 836-1699

K Baby, Georgetown 3112 M Street, NW Washington, DC; (202) 333-3939

Lullaby Baby 9130 Red Branch Road  Columbia, MD; (410) 997-8090

Wren & Divine 6645 Old Dominion Drive McLean, Virginia; (703) 356-9736