Tween Eye for Design

Kids and teens are having their say in decorating, and delighted retailers are racing to oblige

Karen Robertson is pushing her two kids and a niece out the door of BombayKids in north Dallas as fast as she can. She has narrowly escaped with her wallet intact, and it wasn't easy. Her daughter Kelsey, 10, was enthralled by absolutely everything in the store--the sequined lampshades, the frilly fairy pillows, the rugs, the window coverings and, most of all, the pink canopy bed. "Whew! I really had to get them out of there quick," says Robertson, 34.

But two days later she is back, alone, ordering an ornate daybed for $398. She also picks up a tasseled pink...

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