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What's New on Dering Hall
August 2016

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July 2016
and makes someone’s day a little bit brighter

Win Bratt Decor’s uber glamorous chelsea sleigh crib in antique silver with gorgeous faux silk bedding (not shown). Bratt Decor has teamed up with the most fashionable maternity boutique in Chicago, Belle Up, to gift one lucky winner with a prize package totaling $2000! This timeless sleigh crib in antique silver is sophisticated, neutral, convertible, and a show stopper. The look is completed with our Monroe bedding collection that shimmers with champagne hues. The crib will be on display at Belle Up starting July 15 and running thru October 15. The winner will be chosen at random on October 16 and notified via email.

We invite everyone to come and see this beautiful crib in person and enter to win. Good luck!

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July 11, 2016
San Francisco Just Got A Little More French

Win Bratt Decor’s Parisian Luxury Baby Crib. Bratt Decor has teamed up with the luxury baby boutique, Small Frys to gift their most convertible crib on earth, the Parisian 9 in 1 crib, to one lucky winner. This heirloom iron crib with a hand-applied, distressed black pantina, is dressed in white faux silk baby bedding (not pictured). This combination is the ultimate in sophistication and beauty for the nursery. The crib will be on display at Small Frys from July 11 - September 11. The winner will be chosen at random on September 12.
The total prize value is over $1500.

We invite everyone to come and see it in person and enter to win. Good luck!

Bratt Decor
5 North Haven Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Small Frys
4066 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

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July 8, 2015
Bratt Decor's Parisian Heirloom Iron Baby Crib is the most convertible crib on earth. This gorgeous centerpiece for your nursery can be set up an unprecedented 9 different ways. The crib comes complete with everything you need to set it up as a standard crib, a four poster baby crib, or a canopy heirloom crib. Additionally, Bratt Decor offers both toddler and daybed kit options for all of the various set ups. This gorgeous crib is built to last for generations and never go out of style. The Parisian baby crib is available in antique gold, pewter, distressed white and distressed black. Visit brattdecor.com for more information.

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July 1, 2016

Bratt Decor Brings the Magic to Miami

Bratt Decor has teamed up with the luxury baby boutique, Macanoco & Co to gift their most convertible crib on earth, the Parisian 9 in 1 crib, to one lucky winner. This heirloom iron crib with a hand-applied, vintage gold pantina, is dressed in cream faux silk baby bedding (not pictured). This combination is the ultimate in sophistication and beauty for the nursery. The crib will be on display at Macanoco & Co from July 1 - September 30. The winner will be chosen at random on October 1. The total prize value is $2000.

We invite everyone to come and see it in person and enter to win. We wish you the best of luck.

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June 2016
Bratt Decor Introduces The Hampton Lifetime Collection in Black
The ultimate in sophistication for your neutral nursery

Bratt Decor’s wildly popular Hampton collection takes on a whole new vibe of sophistication, longevity, and uber elegance with the lifetime crib in black. Like the little black dress, black furniture never goes out of style, works with everything, and makes everyone look good. This collection boasts two cribs, the lifetime (shown) and the classic crib. The lifetime version offers 4 different incarnations: crib, toddler bed, love-seat, and full bed. Additional items in this collection include an armoire with handy pullout shelving, and offers variety with a single and a double classic dresser. The styling is classic, chunky, and stately. The quality, as always, is outstanding. To find out more, email press@brattdecor.com.

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Bratt Decor Named Favorite Crib
Spring/Summer 2016
Bratt Decor's extraordinary line of baby cribs has once again been chosen as the Reader's Favorite by Baby & Children's Product News. Thank you so much for this honor, we are positively tickled pink!

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Summer 2016
No need to look further for this summer's hottest looks for your child's nursery. The style makers at Bratt Decor have broken it down for you. Get the must have crib of the season, Hampton Lifetime in Driftwood. Did we mention it converts 4 ways, ending in a super cute full bed? The jute rug is natural and wears so well. Next on the must have list is cotton pique baby bedding. There are so many options, including pillows, curtains, crib rails and more in white, baby blue and pink. The breathable natural weave is perfect for summer. Flood your nursery with light from a beautiful chandelier topped with pink roses. And finally, put your feet up, relax and drift away in the super chic club chair slipcovered in white denim. Now all you need is the baby.

Shop brattdecor.com for these looks and oh, so much more. Happy Dreaming!

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May 2016
If you live anywhere in the mid-Atlantic region, and you’re expecting a baby, be sure and visit Bratt Decor’s newly refurbished showroom and design center in Baltimore. Nestled inside their 120 year old warehouse, you will find a beautiful showroom, featuring their exclusive designs, custom bedding, artwork, lighting, and more. You can customize hundreds of items, the service is free, and their talent is crazy!

Bratt Decor is based in Baltimore, but has a worldwide presence. This chic designer company, has been making baby furniture since 1995. Their safety record is flawless, their customer list includes Hollywood’s hottest, and their quality is unparalleled. It’s so worth the trip!

Can’t make it to the showroom? No problem. Shop online: www.brattdecor.com

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Spring 2016
Safely and securely adding a mirror to the nursery can make the room look larger, brighter, and more sophisticated. Also, babies just love to look at themselves. Here’s what you need to know to add a beautiful mirror to your baby’s room.

Securely fasten the mirror to the wall. This is the most important detail when adding mirrors, artwork or any decor that could fall. A cable wire hung across a single hook or nail is completely out of the question. Thread wire through D hooks on the back of the mirror and tie it off. Note, each D hook will need its own hook in the wall. Always hang your mirror on a stud. Make sure you are using hangers that are rated to handle the weight of your mirror. When mirror is in position, Run your wire through the hangers and secure.

Designer tips:

Maximize natural light: Hanging a mirror


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February 2016
When you think of the Hamptons’ style, you think classic, cool, neutral tones with a natural beauty. That 45 mile stretch of Long Island is the inspiration for Bratt Decor’s latest look for baby, The Hampton Collection features your choice of two dresser/changers, an armoire, and crib. This must-have new look is available in three finishes: driftwood, distressed white, and distressed black. Each finish evokes a different emotion but running through it all is a sense of casual, wonderfully worn, elegance. The crib converts to both a toddler and daybed. The armoire has handy pull out shelves, and the dresser has a top that lifts off revealing a secret and secure changing space. This collection is so fresh with that vintage element that never goes out of style.

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February 10, 2016
When the Juvenile Products and Manufacturers Association, asked Bratt Decor, owner, Mary Bauer, to write about creating a safe nursery, she was all to happy to lend her experience and expertise to the task.

10 Simple Rules When Designing Your Nursery

Designing your dream nursery is indeed a labor of love. However, with all things baby, safety is always your first concern. Arm yourself with these 10 simple rules so that your room will not only be beautiful and reflective of your personal style, but also a safe and secure place for your baby.

Always Use A Crib That Meets Current Safety Standards: This is the place where your baby will spend the most time alone, and it is so important to know that the crib you are using is in the best and safest condition possible. But, if you must use a secondhand crib, make sure it meets current safety standards


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February 2016
Today’s grandparents are younger, healthier, and far more active than ever. And this generation of parents absolutely love it! We see mothers and daughters shopping together for not one, but two nurseries. This is because grandma, or more often, Gigi, is putting a nursery in her house too. With many new moms holding down full time jobs, it’s an amazing gift to have grandparents that can help with children. It just makes sense to have a dedicated space in the grandparents home for baby. Today’s nurseries are so much more design oriented than baby rooms of the past. There are beautiful furniture collections in every style imaginable, tons of luxury crib bedding collections, amazing art, floor coverings, lighting, and more. So, with so much to choose from, what do you really need?

First on the list is to purchase a new crib that meets all the current safety standards. This is


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December 31, 2015
Bratt Decor is thrilled to announced that the most viewed nursery of 2015, according to Project Nursery, features our very own Joy iron baby bed in distressed white. This Dainty soft and sweet space is feminine and light. The beautiful windows flood the space in natural light and are flanked by silky pink curtains. We love the free form art collection created by open frames over the crib. We also had the honor of being featured in another highly viewed nursery: Gold Glittery Nursery with fun metallic polka dots and featuring Bratt Decor's venetian crib in antique white. Other notable baby spaces include Lucy's Gray, Coral and Gold Nursery and Isla's Modern Neutral Golden Nursery.
images courtesy of Project Nursery

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December 2015
Bratt Decor is the most exclusive nursery furnishings company in the world offer timeless and exquisite furniture and decor for your little one. However, modern is not your first thought when you think of Bratt. This month, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine has selected our beautiful tuxedo floor lamp as their pick for a modern nursery. Yes, we are timeless and tend to avoid trends that will be over all too quickly, but if its an exquisite look, we have it. Even modern!

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November 20, 2015
Project Nursery asked Bratt Decor's Mary Bauer, for some tips in designing a baby room that will your child will not outgrow too soon. Here's her smart advice.

1. Choose a Sophisticated Color Palette. Think beyond pink and blue, and try a bold, beautiful black palette. Black furnishings are sophisticated, neutral, and wear oh, so well. Colors pop, so if your heart is set on pink or blue, pop them in without sacrificing sophistication.

2. Pick Classic Patterns. Adorn your walls with classic looks and add in age-appropriate toys and accents that speak to the stage your child is enjoying at the moment.

3. Consider Non-Traditional Lighting. We are swooning over this rose globe drop pendant that is romantic and sculptural. This is not what you’d think of for a nursery, but it works! It will continue to work and look amazing as your babe grows.

4. White Always Works. When in doubt, start


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November 2015
In the November issue of Parents, we took a look at raising happy, confident girls—but it looks like The Real talk show co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley has made that a priority for her baby girl from the get-go. The moment little Ariah Talea Housley arrived home earlier this year, she was greeted by a room exuding "Power in Pink"—what mommy and designer, Shalena Smith, came to call the official theme.

"The boy world is just so saturated with blues and reds and earthy colors and I really wanted to go girl for her nursery," says Mowry-Housley, who welcomed son Aden in 2012.

While many girl's rooms sport pink and white, Ariah's space is striped in pink and gold, equal parts ethereal softness and regal strength. "I truly believe in balance: to be kind and sweet and gentle, but that doesn't mean that you don't have an inner strength —and that's what I love


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November 2016
Designing a nursery is a labor of love. A few careful considerations at the beginning can save you both time and money along the way. Check out these 8 elegant nurseries that will grow with your child and look amazing along the way.

1. consider non traditional lighting. We are swooning over this rose globe drop pendant, that is romantic and sculptural. This is not what you'd think of for a nursery, but it works. It will continue to work and look amazing as your child grows.

2. Pick classic patterns: Adorn your walls with classic looks and add in age appropriate toys and accents that speak to the stage your child is enjoying at the moment.

3. Choose a Sophisticated Color Pallet: Think beyond pink and blue, and do a bold adult color. Dark charcoal gray is sophisticated and enduring.

4. Keep themes to a minimum: In this gorgeous


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September 2015
Bratt Decor is beyond thrilled to see our luxurious nursery designs grace the pages of People Magazine as they showcase Tamera Mowry's beautiful pink and gold baby nursery for daughterAriah.

"We were so excited when Shalena Smith, of GaGa Designs, called and announced Ms. Mowry was interested in our Chelsea lifetime crib in antique white and our signature crib bedding collection, Serafina", says Bratt President, Mary Bauer.

The room is soft and elegant, exuding pale pink hues with white and gold throughout. Bratt Decor wishes the Mowry-Housley family oceans of love and blessings!

To see/purchase the entire line shop brattdecor.com

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September 2015
Tamera Mowry-Housley's newborn daughter, Aria Talea, takes after her mom in more ways than one.

"She's my mini-me," The Real co-host, 37, tells PEOPLE of her 8 week old baby girl. "She looks so much like me as a baby, it's scary!"

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Fall 2015
Bratt Decor's casablanca iron/metal crib in vintage gold is listed among the fav's for smart sleeping solutions. This classic crib converts to both a daybed and toddler bed and is available in vintage gold, distressed white, pewter, and distressed black.

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August 2015
Why Your Bratt Decor Crib Is a Safe Choice For Baby

Choosing your baby’s crib is a huge responsibility, and chief among the considerations is safety. Babies spend more time alone in their crib then any other environment, so ensuring that this space is safe is essential. Even if you are on a tight budget, we do not recommend purchasing used or older model cribs. They probably don’t meet current safety standards, and you have no way of knowing if the structure or hardware has been compromised. There are plenty of places to save money in the nursery, but the crib is not the place to do so. When you purchase a Bratt Décor crib, you can rest assured that you are not only making a beautiful and timeless choice, you are making a safe and responsible choice for your baby.

*All of Bratt Décor cribs meet or exceed current


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July 2015
What do you choose when you are on the cutting edge and have access to all things spectacular for the nursery? Bratt Decor, of course. Project Nursery is the ultimate children's design resource, and owner, Melisa Flurh choose Bratt Decor's Joy Iron Baby Crib in gold for her beautiful baby girl, Emerson Grace. "It was wildly important for me to curate what I've come to love over the years and select products from brands I have grown to both adore personally and professionally as a design blogger and mother" says Ms. Flurh in a recent interview.

The room is contemporary without being cliche, and altogether lovely. The room features gorgeous rose wallpaper, and is finished in a neutral color palette of yellow, greens and golds. The result is bliss.
Images courtesy of project nursery.

shop: brattdecor.com

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June 2015
Fashionista and style maker, Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies, reveals her gorgeous pink and gold nursery for baby Isla. The timeless decor and furnishings are soft and sweet. Designers Caitlin Creer Interiors and Oilo Studio helped Ms. Parcell achieve her vision of a feminine and sophisticated space with lots of pink! The result is stunning. The room features Bratt Decor's joy baby crib in gold, bebe pique bassinet, and bernahardt oval mirror, bedding by Oilo Studio, and custom curtains. To see it all visit: pinkpeonies.com/islas-nursery-reveal-giveaway/

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May 2015
Project Nursery dishes about the wow factor of round cribs. In a recent article they say "Many parents choose the crib to be the focal point of the nursery, after all it's going to be the favorite resting space of the real star of the nursery - your baby! Using a round crib automatically takes your nursery design up a notch and will be the first thing people notice when they enter the space. And, I don't know about you, but I find something inherently cozy about the round shape." We agree and are thrilled to see both our Chelsea Darling Oval Cribs and J'adore Iron Oval (metal) baby crib among their favorites. Visit brattdecor.com to see our beautiful oval cribs/cradle/daybed options.

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