Best of Boston

2007 Best Furniture, Children's

Bambini Design

Just because you’re bringing home a bambino doesn’t mean you have to turn the place into a romper room. This modern furniture store offers colorful French and Italian items that can make a nursery seem as hip as a South End loft. The goods aren’t cheap, but they’re long-lasting, and many pieces are designed to grow along with your kids. The DucDuc Dylan set, for example, begins as a crib and changing table, transforms into a toddler bed and dresser, and ends up a coffee table and bar your little nipper can take off to college.

82 Boylston St., Brookline, 617-730-4114,