When it comes to furniture, these stores are winners in the eyes of our judges!
Rooms to Go Kids
2035 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Palmetto: 1650 NW 167th St., Miami
1601 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park
10790 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines
Did you, as a girl, secretly desire a bed with a frilly pink canopy? Did you sigh and wonder why someone didn't invent a bed with a slide and a tent? Make your wishes come true for the next generation at Rooms to Go Kids. It literally is a child's dream factory with an amazing selection of bedroom and play furniture. The staff expects the romper room syndrome to take hold while your family peruses the showroom, so bring the whole crew. The budget-friendly pricing makes the prospect of furniture shopping with the kids even more acceptable. But if you just can take it, Rooms to Go Kids online is only a mouse-click away.
GOLDBellini Baby and Teen Furniture
2782 NE 187th St., Aventura, 305-931-1515
50 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-460-9898
The collection at Bellini Baby and Teen Furniture is so elegant you'll want to order it for the master suite. Indeed, Bellini intends its customers to continue use of its furniture well into the future with quality-made items that develop with its customers. With cribs that convert to beds, antique-washed white armoires and rich natural-wood bookcases and desks, Bellini aims to satisfy the changing tastes of a growing child. Bellini's well-organized web site offers design ideas as well as assistance with its product line including safety tips and product assembly instructions.
Babies "R" Us
8755 SW 24th St., Miami, 305-226-8334
15625 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, 305-382-4060
2745 NE 193rd St., Aventura, 305-705-9893
Additional locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Pottery Barn Kids
Village of Merrick Park, 350 Avenue San Lorenzo, Coral Gables305-446-6511
PALM BEACH COUNTY
Pottery Barn Kids
The Gardens, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
What's not to love about Pottery Barn Kids? We're all mad for their lovely nurseries and too-cute kids' rooms. The new store at The Gardens is so bright and sunny and full of fun things to see -- just try and drag your kids out of there. The furniture is sturdy and looks quite like its adult counterparts. Pottery Barn's toy selection is fresh in its vintage look with pink kitchens and retro accessories, tin robots and wooden blocks. Pottery Barn Kids has also begun to translate its style in furnishings to a brand-new line of baby clothes. Stores offer kid-friendly perks such as sing-alongs and story times.
Pier 1 Kids
1400 Glades Road, Boca Raton
Additional locations in Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Miami International Mall (Doral) and Kendall.
Children's Furniture Warehouse
8125 Monetary Drive, West Palm Beach
Pier 1 Kids
1800 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
11926 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines
Additional locations in Boca Raton, Miami International Mall (Doral) and Kendall.
Like its parent store, Pier 1 Kids is for those looking for something just a tad different. Richly hued and satisfyingly priced, the collection of furniture and accessories here are both practical and whimsical. There are sturdy natural wood bookcases alongside knock-out purple and orange bedding with swirling netted canopies and jeweled lamps. Coordination is key at Pier 1 Kids -- from drawer pulls and rugs to bedspreads and shower curtains. Each store offers a play area for kids to make shopping a snap, and don't forget to check out their amazing selection of classic wooden toys -- they look great in those bookshelves.
8100 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
El Dorado Furniture
400 S. University Drive, Plantation, 954-472-3200
12201 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954-436-7900
Land Of Nod
You need to pick up this catalog just for the amusing read and clever artwork. The company serves up its fine product line with a side of hip, wry humor and excellent customer service. There's even a pull-out coloring and activity book to keep the kids busy while you peruse the selection of adorable furniture and accessories. The Land of Nod, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, started independently and is now partnered with Crate and Barrel. Sharing space in the catalog are hard-working desks, bookcases and beds, bedding, lighting and rugs. Online you'll also find books, toys, DVDs and music.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times