It's high priced. Generally, the more you spend on the chair, the more choices, Peltier says. This one comes with 59 fabric choices, a dozen finish choices and four nailhead choices. "I can move it to any room in my home after I no longer need it in the nursery," she says.
For those starting from scratch, Lanteri recommends looking for a headrest high enough for both parents to use and armrests that have a comfortable height and shape.
Also, darker fabrics aren't necessarily better. "Milk stains can show more on those and be harder to clean. Leather is great if you like that look and feel," she says.
For this nursery in Los Angeles, Lanphier went shopping with his clients at Bel Bambini. "The clients chose the rocker on the spot, and we picked the fabric together." (Lanphier doesn't know the chair type, but it looks similar to the Luca and also to the Grazia, which is actually a swivel.)
Peltier likes this Hathaway Swivel Glider for its size, comfort, price and fabric options. "You just sink into this rocker, yet it is pretty small scale for those with a tighter floor plan," she says. It comes in two stock fabrics and 13 special-order fabrics; you can even choose a slipcover for easy cleaning.