No matter how independent teenagers may sound when they’re talking about furniture, they still need guidance and help when it comes to buying furniture. Here are pieces that easily please all concerned – without a family scene. They’re in good taste and all have growth potential.
1) Going to bed in this sea captain’s bed is an adventure reminiscent of days gone by. It’s in dark pine, comes with a small stool and handsome mirror. From Sprague and Carleton’s King’s Arrow collection. Four-drawer bed is about $259, stool $20, and the mirror $80.
2) Oak is the most “in” wood of them all. Here’s Broyhill’s Lenoir House version, a bookcase and triple dresser from their new Capacious group in sorrel oak that sells for about $98 and $106 respectively. Note rugged styling, brass pulls.
3) Sleeps two but sits the whole gang. For sleeping, bed half hidden by corner table pulls out completely. Its mate swings over, lines up next to it. There’s blanket and pillow storage. Sit and Sleep unit by Basic-Witz about $258.
4) Provincial charmer, is this romantic bed and tall, hanging mirror from Kent-Coffey’s El Chico collection. Available in fruitwood or painted white finishes. Trundle bed about $280, mirror $40.
5) Lane’s trundle bed has the neat, tucked-in look of a ship’s bunk, is appealing enough for use in a guest room. Price, minus the mattress is approximately $139.
6) This furniture can go from the youth room straight to the first apartment, will look well in both. Strongly defined blocked-front pieces adapt to many moods. Del Rio by Kroehler available in two finishes: sable or pumice oak. Approximate cost for the triple dresser is $122, for the desk $120.
7) Small desk for a serious student has practical gallery in back, is sturdily scaled and made of solid cherry by Heywood-Wakefield. Part of the firm’s Cliff House collection, it retails for about $70.
8) Bunk bed and armoire from Bassett’s new Checkmate group are well-styled to meet a variety of needs. Oak grain in Gunstock finish is especially fashionable this year, has continuing warmth. Bottom bed rolls out on casters to sleep a trio of children or friends. The bunk bed is also perfect for use in a vacation house or ski lodge. Sleeping unit sells for approximately $120, the practical armoire for about $140.