Having a baby girl changes things, especially when you're used to everything being masculine. With our baby girl I knew I wanted to take full advantage of her femininity and create a nursery that was all girl. Choosing her furniture was one of the biggest decisions in the design process. We wanted something that was of quality, that would last at least until her pre-teen years if not teenage years and beyond. We also wanted something safe for her and preferably made in the USA.
When I stumbled across Young America I knew that I had found what I was looking for in their Ma Marie Collection, specifically the Ma Marie Double Dresser. With its feminine appeal, smooth lines and its french countryside detail it seemed almost perfect from the start. After further review, Young America surprised us even further with their commitment to safety. As of 2009 Young America took heart to parents concerns of safety of children's products and made the move to bring all of its operations back to Robbinsville, N.C. in 2009. This decision has made them of of the leading children's furniture brand in safety, quality and style. Another bonus for us.
For me, I knew she wouldn't be sleeping in her dresser so I honestly didn't have much thought as far as safety was concerned. Boy, did Young America open my eyes to chemical and safety awareness for furniture. Young America has achieved Greenguard Children & Schools Certification for all of its cribs and most beds. They've also taken precautions to furniture piece like the Ma Marie dresser, including smooth sliding drawers and patented automatic stops so no worries of the drawer coming all the way out toppling on your child. They also include tip restraints for taller furniture pieces that secure the backs of the cases to the wall to keep furniture from tipping. Our Ma Marie Double Dresser came with one of these restraints. With our new flooring having some groves to it, the Ma Marie dresser also came with a very handy feature, a center support leg that is adjustable to make the dresser level.
We absolutely love how the dresser looks in the nursery. It has a very chic vintage appeal. The paint is not stark white, but a slightly off white dresser with specks to give it a slightly antiqued look. We feel this dresser is of heirloom quality and could very well be passed on to our daughter's children some day.
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