Category: Kids’ Furniture

Making hard floors cozy, one little tushy at a time

Wood floors are beautiful, easy to clean…and a wee bit hard on tiny little tushies. If your littles need a good place to get cozy, we’re loving these beautiful, well-made, and perfectly sized bean bags and travel playmats. BlaBla Kids (one of our favorite fairt trade brands ever) has really turned sitting into an art. Their new Bean Bags are available in seven pretty patterns of thick but soft cotton canvas, with a removable cover and a handy handkerchief-type tie to make moving it around a cinch.   If you need something that’s super cushy and also great for...

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Toy boxes made better than most toys these days. Also? On sale.

From the day we discovered Kirsten Hathcock’s beautifully handmade storage pieces at Mod Mom Furniture, we fell in love. A Mod Mom toy box looks as beautiful as any other furniture in the house, even if it is made to hide decapitated Barbies and wayward LEGO pieces. And now, there are not only some gorgeous new styles, but some of the classics are on sale at great prices. Check out the toy box sample sale and while supplies last, you can score some great deals on the Gracie toy box–of which Kristen and I each own one–along with the...

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Super Scandinavian modern design for kids. Without the plane ticket to Scandinavia.

Oh, Internet, how I love thee. Chic NYC boutiques await me on my laptop, 24/7 even when I’m nowhere near. And my latest online thrill is a children’s shop stocked to brimming with gorgeous Scandinavian style. Ja, takk! (Yes, please!) {Don’t miss an exclusive discount for CMP readers after the jump!} Recently, I’ve been obsessed by the imaginative offerings over at Modernmini. This kids’ shop is made up of mostly Scandinavian brands, all of which are pretty spectacular, especially if you love incorporating modern design into your decor. This is a place to find items that serve a functional purpose and...

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Dream a little dream of your baby (finally) asleep in a cozy bassinet

With my first two kids, the bassinet was a bedside fixture for at least the first month or two after their respective arrivals. Clunky and awkward, it was not exactly a charmer — and my wakeful babies didn’t seem too impressed, either. This time around, I’m trading up.   I’m betting the Babyhome Dream will create a luxe enough sleeping environment for the baby to convince him/her sleep through the night. It could happen, right? Dream, by the genius designers at Babyhome, can be used as a bedside bassinet, a travel cot, or a convenient, comfy place for a napping baby...

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The Novogratz family takes us to Brazil. And you’re invited.

The prolific designers and TV faves Bob and Courtney Novogratz are taking their small CB2 home collection to new places. Specifically Brazil. And I want to go.  The new Novogratz Brasil collection for CB2, just launched this month, is such a funy, cheery way to brighten up your/my decidedly North American pad, at the decent prices and quality CB2 is known for. I’m loving pieces like a duo-toned credenza, a swing chair that makes me pine for a deck, and a bright fuschia punched-metal coffee table that might not be so great for homework, but is perfect for a...

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The coolest dollhouse for kids isn’t a dollhouse at all

With a house full of girls, you can bet that I’ve seen and owned my fair share of dollhouse toys, all of which have been some of my kids’ favorite gifts from us. Or uh, Santa Claus. But for as many version of the traditional dollhouse toy that I’ve seen, none can compete with this rug that I’m sure would get tons of playtime for many years. The Playhouse 3D carpets are the brainchild of a mom in Turkey who wanted to encourage outside-of-the-box creative play in her own kids, and wow, are these brilliant! Each completely handmade 3...

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Letting your kid draw on the furniture

Every once in a while, my toddler and I will be walking through our house when he stops, points, and says his sister’s name. Why? Because she has so kindly written it or drawn a picture in that very spot. On the wall. Or the door. Or the kitchen cupboard. It seems it’s time for her artistic self to spread her wings and, you know, draw on some paper, or something. Which is where CMP favorite, P’kolino, comes in. The line has a few new products that have caught my eye, most specifically, the gorgeous Chalkboard Bookshelf (above) and the Tabletop...

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Wishlist wonderful: a kid’s desk designed to dazzle

My kids have always been obsessed with arts and crafts. (I don’t really know of a kid who isn’t.) And as a parent, I’ve always tried to create fun spaces for my kids to use their imaginations to the fullest. Now this desk is at the tippy-top of my design list. The Deskhouse by Cool Kids Company is a smart but trendy piece that functions as an art desk and a playhouse. How fun is that?  Designed by Alberto Marcos, it’s a pricey but really clever drafting desk for art activities and a most inviting hideaway. Look carefully and you’ll...

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Funky kids’ furniture that’s not your average kids’ furniture

When I started searching for furniture to fill my kids’ bedrooms, I was on the lookout for pieces that were kid-friendly yet well designed.  I wanted something that didn’t feel predictable.  And above all, I wanted something that didn’t look like it was rescued from a daycare. (You know what I’m talking about.)  We have featured a lot of great furniture pieces here on CMP and now one more can be added to that list.  Tot Republic offers unique designs along with a truly sustainable and Earth-friendly approach to construction and materials. You can tell that through their designs,...

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Zara Home hits the US: parents and children rejoice!

We have been long time fans of Zara so it wasn’t hard to get super excited about the launch of their new new e-commerce home line for the US.  We’ve been drooling from afar by looking at their UK site, but thankfully now we can enjoy it for ourselves. And we’re excited to see there are options for both adults and kids.   [Click over for a first look at the beautiful options and design inspiration.]     Zara Home carries a plethora of the home decor products you’d imagine, like bedding, tableware, and living room accessories. I’ve seen the...

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The ottoman fit for your child’s adorable little butt

I am one of those moms who totally wants my house to look as good as it did pre-kids, but also recognizes that that is ridiculously impractical and it will never happen and no, it’s okay, I have my own Kleenex. So when I find furniture that both looks great and won’t get ruined easily, I’m all over it. The Quinze + Milan Jelly Fish Ottomans are bigger than they look – and that’s a good thing. Two of them in the living room makes for great emergency seating around the coffee table–two small kids can fit on one,...

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Tree swings like they used to make them

One of my children’s very favorite thing about Grandma’s house is the the swing in the backyard. We are city-dwellers after all, and swings are generally something you have to wait in line for. This one started as a little baby swing hanging from a sturdy tree branch, evolved to a tire swing, and who knows what it will become after that. Maybe even this beautiful, totally handmade swing. The handmade tree swing from Philly woodworkers Margaux and Walter Kent is totally made of reclaimed wood and each one is made to order. The one in the photo is...

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Mod kids furniture that looks just like the grownup stuff

Adding to the growing list of things I know now, that I didn’t when I had my first kid: I would have skipped the cheap stuff, and invested in a solid kids’ table and set of chairs. We’ve gone through far too many to count. If you’re a mid-century fan on the lookout for cool kids’ chairs at a fantastic price, you’ll want to snatch these up while they’re on sale.  Reminiscent of the Arne Jacobson chairs, the bentwood Kids’ Scoop-Back chairs at West Elm are a beautiful addition to any kids’ table. They’re available in either ash or white...

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3 cheers for the Pantone 186, Pantone 12-4302 and Pantone 286!

I’ve always been a sucker for the Pantone licensed products, which let you show your allegiance to lavender or mimosa through desktop goodies. Now, they’re available in folding chairs which are pretty darn great for outdoor lounging season or when you need to pull up a few extras to the picnic table for the kids. While I’ve got red and blue featured right now, on Fab.com today you’ll find 11 gorgeous colors from neutrals to a gorgeous turquoise my kids would beg for if I showed it to them. Though sadly? There is an orange, but no tangerine tango....

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A clever alternative to the round kids art table

When my kids have their friends over, they end up taking rule over my entire house. Every room becomes their room and every chair becomes their chair. Not that I mind but I can see why decorating experts recommend having a designated area for the kids, with their own designated kid-friendly table and chairs. This stylish children’s table and bench set from Jennifer Delonge is child-sized and perfect for your little ones to have dominion over. It will look good in any modern home, in any room that has the space for it. It comes in 5 different beautiful...

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Kids’ furniture that boosts creativity? Why not!

When designing a kid’s bedroom, it’s always important to find functional yet fun pieces to fill their space. Kids are attracted to color and texture; my son’s own favorite chair was the most colorful yet ugly thing that you’ve have ever laid eyes on. (I hid it when guests came over.) Jekca however, has created a line of kids furniture that is colorful, modern, whimsical and like nothing we’ve seen. Essentially they’re made from a series of blocks that can be configured all different ways. The recommendation is for kids 8 and up, but younger ones will love to...

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The best arts and crafts storage solutions – Reader Q&A

My apartment has been taken over by art supplies! I want to hold on to many of the supplies and keep them in an organized manner…if this this possible with a 3 year and 5 year old. –Holly   Hi Holly, With three of my own little artists, I can empathize! It’s easy for a small space to be quickly overrun byall those supplies–not to mention the results of your kids’ artistic labor. Here are some of my favorite ideas for storing art supplies and projects. Ikea’s Expedit bookcase (at top) is my hands-down favorite for art-supply storage, holding...

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Bedrails for kids that are so much cooler than bedrails.

My kids graduated to a big-kid bed in need of a bedrail, right around the same time that they discovered the joys of sneaking book under the covers to “read” past their bedtime. I love their thirst for books but don’t enjoy finding books twisted into bedsheets or flung on the floor in the morning. If you too have a bedtime bookworm in a new big kid bed, take a look at this smart combo bookshelf and bedrail that keeps your sleeping child, and their books, safely in place.   Tambino’s Alpha Bookshelf Bedrail is a smart-looking way to keep...

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The best Black Friday deals and discounts from our favorite small businesses

Whether you are reading this in the wee hours of the morning or at a more civilized hour of the day, we want to make your kickoff to the holiday shopping season as fruitful as possible with some great Black Friday deals that have come our way. If you’re looking for the gihugic Black Friday deals on tech goodies and big purchases, you can find it all at our sister site Cool Mom Tech. As for right here, we’ve put together a great roster of discount codes just for some of our favorite smaller businesses. Happy indie shopping, mamas!...

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From Cradle to College

I love that furniture designers have stopped looking at cribs as a utilitarian object, and started embracing their artistic nature. GroFurniture is a stunning new eco-friendly furniture line, all made in the USA by real furniture artisans. It was started by a husband and wife who created these cribs for their own children. And now make them for everyone. Each crib is made to order and from what I can see, the assembly is easy. Of course, this all comes at a price. But fortunately, it’s meant to grow with your baby; you can purchase the bundle set which...

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How to turn IKEA into MyKEA

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I love it, because it’s reliable, dependable, and honest. I know what I’m getting, and there are no surprises. I hate it at times, for all of the same reasons. IKEA furniture can be dreadfully boring. Sometimes a room calls for more punk than practical. What to do? Thankfully, MyKea offers a solution that rocks awesome. It’s like Threadless meets Ikeahackers. Pick an artist’s motif, and then choose the piece of furniture to cover. The result is an artistic, colorful set of decal stickers that are professionally produced and made to fit....

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A toddler bed fit for a king. Or a very lucky toddler.

When we bought our first crib, we listened to everyone who told us to make sure to get one that converts to a toddler bed. But then we had another kid who needed that crib, so we still ended up getting a toddler bed anyway. Truth be told, our kid never liked the thing and just ended up sleeping in a twin bed with rails.  With our third, however, we didn’t have enough room for that solution and a toddler bed probably would saved us a lot of heartache and sleepless nights. [don’t miss a sweet giveaway after the...

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Two-step program

Okay, I’ll come right out and admit it. My bathroom has one of those mass-produced step stool eyesores in it that just about every one of my friends has, too. Yes, it works. My kids can climb onto the toilet with ease, reach the faucet to wash their own hands and climb up to places they aren’t supposed to be, just by moving the step stool into, oh, every other room of the house. Somehow I think I’d care far less about their step stool overuse if they were using one of the delightful new modern stepstools from Manny...

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Breaking News: IKEA Crib Recall

The CPSC issued a recall of IKEA SNIGLAR cribs in the US and Canada, because the four bolts that secure the mattress support may not be long enough. Check your crib and see if the mattress support bolts extend through the nut. If so, you’re fine. If not, the mattress can detach and collapse. No injuries have been reported so don’t panic. Just find the baby somewhere to sleep until you can get a repair kit–which probably consists of four longer bolts. Find full info at the CPSC website. If you need a repair kit for your IKEA Sniglar...

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Modern kids furniture for your modern kids

Sweet, pastel-colored, vintage-inspired furnishings all have their (very well-deserved!) places. But lately, it’s the modern stuff that really makes me go, awww. And that’s exactly what I said when I saw this gorgeous furniture. Pretty sure you will, too. Weego Baby is interminably cool. I mean, check out the lines they carry, like Argington’s Uffizi bunk beds—I want to curl up in one of those babies. Built as a complement to Weego Home, Weego Baby was made with clean lines and uncluttered spaces in mind–but without forsaking any of the fun and color of kids’ decor. (This elephant bookshelf...

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The glider chair has come a long way, baby

One of my most tedious nursery purchases nearly six years ago, was our glider. I went with that ubiquitous glider brand, whose styles were just…not me. It did the job of course, but it never made me happy to look at and it didn’t feel right when the nursery was no longer nursery. If you’re looking for a beautiful modern glider, and you’re willing to invest in something that will be part of your decor longer than that baby will be a baby, there are a few really beautiful options out there now. Dwell Studio’s Savoy Glider (at Arte...

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Grab a seat on the ice cream cookie. I’ll be right with you.

Just when I was thinking “You know what would be cool? An ottoman made to look like an ice cream cookie!” our friends at Jellio came along and beat me to it. We’ve long admired this furniture designer’s wildly imaginative creativity. And now their brand new ice cream cookie piece, which is not to be confused with their already existing ice cream sandwich bench, is no exception. There’s just something about their whimsical creations (and imagining my kids freaking out if they ever saw one in our house that) can’t help but make a mom smile. Granted, the price...

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A tree grows in Brooklyn. And becomes eco-friendly kids’ furniture.

Searching for just the right children’s furniture always seems a challenge. You don’t want anything too adult, or too baby-ish either. You want something as beautiful as the rest of your decor, and if you’re going to invest in quality children’s furniture, you don’t want it outgrown before the kid’s fourth birthday either. Well feast your eyes on the exquisite kids’ table and chairs by Brooklyn designer and clever mom, April Hannah. Not only is this children’s furniture made from sustainable and safe materials like soy glue and non-toxic water-based finish, it’s a modern marvel of cool, inspired by...

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Desktop bookshelves – Hold the tools and the glue

The piles of books and catalogs on our desks around here have gotten completely out of control, and with another official reader in our house, I only foresee more clutter in our future. So that’s why I’m digging these desktop bookshelves from Ecolok. These simple handmade shelves are exactly what I need to keep things in order. They require no tools or glue, thank goodness, and because they’re unfinished, you can even turn them into a cool little project and have your kiddos paint or decorate them. Use them for books on a child’s first desk, or the ridiculous...

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Modern children’s furniture for modern tight budgets

There’s a lot of adorable children’s furniture out there, but the big problem is the cost. At least for the stuff I tend to like, which is vibrant and modern and doesn’t have the word Shaker anywhere near it. Then I discovered the affordable custom children’s furniture from Jesse Dirk and wish I had found her sooner. This Illinois woodworker makes beautiful modern children’s furniture to order, at truly great prices. You can have the wood grain stained to your specs, or even go with a blackboard top shown here plus two chairs, all for $195, which is amazing....

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