As makers of the most gorgeous iron cribs, Bratt Decor gets this question all the time. The short answer is, just as with wooden cribs, it depends. If you are buying a brand new crib, by law, all cribs must adhere to the most current safety standards as set forth by the U. S. Consumer Safety Commission. There is absolutely no difference as far as safety is concerned, between a brand new wood crib or a brand new iron crib. Older model and used cribs, regardless of their construction materials, may no longer meet safety standards, and may have been compromised in their integrity with usage and storage. We always recommend, if no where else, buy new when it comes to your crib. After all, this is the place where your baby will spend the most amount of time without your eyes on them.
It's hard to keep up with the Kardashian's, but Bratt Decor did it's best! Kardashian, choose Bratt Decor's antique silver luxury Chelsea rocking cradle for her gorgeous new baby boy, Mason. When asked how it feels to be a parent, Kourtney replied, "It feels amazing. It's just so indescribable. You don't get how good being a parent feels, until it happens to you." We understand completely. Congratulations to our latest Hollywood babe!
People Magazine: She's Everything To Me
June 11, 2012
Jessica Simpson opens up about her completely different life since giving birth to daughter Maxwell Drew and her family's exciting future. In this beautiful story, new mom Jessica Simpson and proud papa Eric Johnson gives us a glimpse into their new found family bliss, and shows us graceful images of Baby Maxwell Drew's lovely shabby chic nursery, featuring Bratt Decor's very own Park Ave baby crib.
Venetian Crib Featured in Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Attention all Twilight fans: Yes, Bella and Edward are captivating in the new Breaking Dawn, but the real star is Bratt Decor's very own Venetian four poster crib in antique white that graces the nursery of baby Reneeseme.
At her ranch, deep in the heart of Texas cowboy country, the singer and new mom trades in a life on the road for some cherished time off the grid. Don't miss new baby, Kase's, gorgeous nursery featuring Bratt Decor's venetian wrought iron crib.
The market for baby and kids' furniture has changed since you were a child.
Upholstered gliders have replaced creaky rockers, and cute bunny wall borders have morphed into peel-and-stick graphic decals, like those from Wallcandyarts.com.
More than two-thirds of parents find out the sex of their babies before birth, but many still want a neutral look for the nursery. These days, they have more options than white cribs.
Bratt Decor in Baltimore is selling a lot of its classic-but-playful heritage pieces in a matte, antiqued black. Several winners of Child magazine's recent kids'-room design contest featured black furniture and accessories.
Stores and catalogs like PBTeen are offering fun design options that even parents can stomach, like striped floor pillows and butterfly chairs.
What's old is new again. Vintage prints and fabrics are popular with parents who don't want that bed-in-a-bag look.
Kate Muhl, mother of one-year-old Zuzu, bought 1930s nursery-rhyme books on eBay, found a sheet
Both Jennifer Lopez and Samantha Harris' fab nurseries dawned this special issue of People Magazine. Both star moms outfitted their nurseries with Bratt Decor, the perfect furniture choice for luxe baby furniture that grows.
The singer and her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray, settle into their Texas ranch with their new son, Kase. "Jewel loves authentic pieces with character and elements of farm life, says Lewis. To decorate the space, Jewel chose a Bratt Decor crib because "she loved the vintage look."
Buddy, the Cake Boss, Valastro, and his wife Lisa welcomed new baby Carlo to the family, and brought him home to his styling Bratt Décor nursery. Designer, Sherri Blum, worked closely with the couple to make their dreams come true. <><>
The couple choose a green pallet, with a safari theme for their baby boy. The Bratt Décor venetian crib in pewter was stunning in Olena Boyko bedding. Expecting tons of tiny couture, the couple also opted for the roomy 7 drawer dresser with change top and beautiful armoire.
In traditional Cake Boss style, Buddy recreated the entire room in cake for his wife, Lisa. She was surprised and thrilled with the results.
one are the days when an infant's room had to be pastel. Today's babies are more likely to hang out in room that's black or gray and accented with pops of color and sparkling accessories.
First comes love, then comes marriage and then comes time to pick out the baby carriage — and decorate the nursery.<> Already the tabloids are speculating on the room where England's heir to the throne will lay his royal head when Prince William's and Kate Middleton's baby is born in July. And even though Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren't quite in sync with the old rhyme, the gossip magazines are anticipating the extravagant nursery the couple will add to their $11 million mansion in Bel Air.
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It’s no secret that we adore Bratt Decor here at Project Nursery! The glamorous line often makes guest appearances in our gallery, and our team has recently designed rooms featuring the Joy, Casablanca, Chelsea Darling and the Chelsea Sleigh collections. A few years back, we got a behind-the-scenes look via our blog, and now the ladies of Project Nursery got the chance to chat live with Bratt Decor’s Founder, Mary Bauer. They are holding nothing back and asking all the right questions. Wait until you hear how the brand was started. You’ll also find out what it’s like to work with celebrities and what’s next for Bratt Decor! In case you missed the live interview, check out what Mary had to say below http://projectnursery.com/2014/06/interview-bratt-decors-mary-bauer/
While giving Access Hollywood.com’s Laura Saltman a tour of the baby nursery, featuring the gorgeous Bratt Décor Chelsea Collection, in silver, Mel B says, that decorating was a bit of a challenge, as she had to keep everything neutral. As with the other 2 children, she was not going to find out the sex of the baby. She chose a cool gray and lavender pallet, for her nursery. This room is total Hollywood glam, featuring the stunning Chelesa Lifetime crib in iron, 7 drawer dresser with change top, and spacious armoire. This room is designed to last, as the crib converts to a beautiful full size bed. <><>
This nursery is gorgeous, with dripping chandeliers and a circular, velvet draped nursing nook. The minimal painting of Big Ben gives a cheeky nod to her hometown of London. Mel B worked with Little Crown Interiors to complete the look.
Alexa Prisco isn't known for sitting back and just letting things happen—this Jersey girl takes charge! So, it's no surprise that the new mom didn't just buy a crib and a few outfits for her little girl's nursery.
The Glam Fairy turned the loft area of her New Jersey apartment into daugther McKayla's nursery with the help of Bratt Decor's Mary Bauer. After gathering ideas from baby magazines, Alexa told Mary that she wanted the room to be glam and girly. "The one thing I really did not want was for it to look like my closet," Alexa told Style. "That has a punchy hot pink and black, a more boutique look. I wanted to make sure that whatever I brought up here, it was sophisticated."
She wanted the room to be cozy and beautiful while still allowing McKayla to have her own identity. Shunning the bright white that's often typical in
Diaper duty, sleepless nights and the best sung lullabies in the business. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony joyfully nest their month-old twins, Max and Emme.
And check out their fabulous nursery filled with the most luxurious things for these two special babies. Emme and Max sleep in gold Casablanca Premiere cribs by Bratt Decor which are elegantly dressed in Lulla Smith's great designs. A beautiful nursery for two beautiful babies.
Mario Lopez is dubbed the "Sexiest Dad Ever" by OK Magazine, and one look at the full page, shirtless papa holding sweet baby Gia, and we think you'll agree. When asked what the first thing that he thought when seeing baby Gia for the first time, the E host replied, "She had so much hair! It was thick, black and curly. I always thought babies were born bald. She needed a haircut the second she was born!"
The article features the happy family, lots of dad and baby, and yes the gorgeous nursery designed by Bratt Decor's own Mary Bauer, and featuring the chelsea lifetime in silver, the beautiful seven drawer dresser with change top, the stately armoire, and beautiful little night stand, all in antique silver. The room is simply stunning. Lopez says the being a father is the role he was born to play.
What inspired you to design cribs?
The inspiration was the creation of our first nursery. Stephen is a trained artist and furniture designer, and when we couldn't find any furnishings that spoke to our tastes, he designed one for our baby. We worked together and put things into that crib that spoke to each of us personally. For me, it was the medium of French wrought iron, which I love. For him, it was the ostrich plumes from his beloved home of South Africa. The blending was sublime, and unlike anything that had ever existed.
How has your company grown over the years?
Our company has grown and morphed with our growing family, and the changing needs and tastes of our clients. Design is a fluid movement.
What advice would you give to someone pursuing their dreams?
I would say, absolutely, go for it! If you've been awakened, deep within your spirit,
In an effort to increase sales and compete in a quickly changing marketplace, Bratt Decor has slashed prices on all of their iron collection and are working to expand their Mainstreet Collection which debuted at last year's JPMA.
"We believe the lowering of our wholesale prices on our iron line will allow our specialty shops to be more competitive in the marketplace. We've test marketed the results and it's been amazing! Our iron line has been extremely well received since our incorporation 6 years ago and lowering prices will only make it more popular. Until now, it was almost impossible to buy an iron crib for less than $1200; now our most popular model, Casablanca Premiere, will retail for $900," says President Mary Bauer.
Additionally, the company has added another wooden crib to their Mainstreet Collection. "Our newest crib, Heritage, is available in barn red and white. It is handrubbed and constructed
The lines will remind you of an old French chateau. The gorgeous iron work will make you think of lyrical balconies bordering the Seine. Yes, this grande, ornate crib absolutely dazzles with timeless elegance. Boasting exceptional quality and versatility that you've come to expect from the house of Bratt, this crib has it all. This is a 3 in 1 convertible crib that offers set up as a standard crib, canopy or 4 poster, all for one price. It also converts to both a toddler bed and daybed. Available in the hottest finishes around: distressed black, distress white, pewter and gold. Available at brattdecor.com MSRP: $949
Long gone are the days when decorating baby's room meant simply lathering the walls with pink for girls, or blue for boys, and accenting the space with pastel clowns or Disney characters. Today, kid's rooms are afforded just as much thought as the living room or kitchen and parents are willing to pay the price. In fact, recent statistics from market research firm Packaged Facts suggest U.S. retail spending on infant, toddler, and preschooler home-furnishing products has risen 5.2 percent, from 2004 to 2005, to more than $8 billion.
Focusing on the design of children's rooms has definitely increased popularity in the last few years, says Sherry Blum, CID, owner of Westminister-based Jack and Jill Interiors, and interior design company devoted entirely to kids. I believe that we can attribute this trend to the numerous decorating shows on television, as well as the explosion of stores like Pottery Barn Kids.
Darling Duchess, the ever fabulous, Princess Kate Middleton, Bratt Decor has just the ticket for your royal nursery needs. Everyone knows that the former Kate Middleton is the style icon of her generation, and she’s both delighted and surprised us with her fashion choices. So, one has to wonder, what will the royal nursery look like? Surely, it will dazzle.
The child of Prince William and Kate will become the king or queen of England if the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth, ever passes away. Which is highly unlikely, but theoretically possible. So, you can be sure, this tiny royal will be surrounded with the best of everything to ensure a well balanced upbringing. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have many choices by which to outfit their nursery, and our bet is the baby’s room will be stylish, timeless, and completely original.
Halle Berry, 41, has been out shopping for baby and she's seeing double, double the price that is! Halle and boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, have two homes, one in the Hollywood Hills and one in Malibu, so she's been buying two of everything. In Touch Weekly is reporting that she's going to identically decorate the nurseries in each home so that her baby won't be confused.
So what exactly has Halle been scooping up two of? She's been spotted splurging on Bratt Decor's Chelsea Sleigh Crib ($1452). This classic crib is a gorgeously simple selection that's sure to be the center piece of any nursery and it comes in three colors, buttermilk, espresso and antique silver.
Supposedly Halle is sticking to gender neutral colors for the nurseries, as she and Gabriel have both said they want a delivery surprise. The baby will be the first for Halle and Gabriel and is due sometime
Bratt Decor is one of our favorite brands of luxury nursery furniture. If you are looking for a baby furniture that is the best of the best and top of the line, Bratt Decor delivers! Their Chelsea collection has always been my favorite. With three gorgeous finishes: Antique Silver, Espresso and White and a gorgeous design, it wins hands down as one of the most luxurious collections out there. The Chelsea Darling crib is their latest release and comes in three finishes: The oval baby crib starts out as a cradle and can then transform into a crib with minimal effort. You can also purchase the optional daybed kit to turn it into a luxury toddler bed! Look for the crib in stores during summer 2013.
The new People magazine issue is on newsstands now, featuring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthonys twins Max and Emme. Youve got to check it out, if only to get a look at that nursery. Wow. Its like Versailles in there with crystal chandeliers and everything.
According to People, Jennifer Lopez declared that money was no object when it came to decorating the nursery for the twins:
Following in the footsteps of Nicole Richie and Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez called upon the experts at Hollywood favorite baby boutique Petit Tresor. The new mom opened a lengthy registry and had owners Nina and Sam help her design fabulous nurseries for the arrival of her twins! For the nursery, the twins will dream away in Casablanca Premiere cribs by Bratt Decor, $847 each while Mom and Dad relax in Glam Gliders $1,420 each. And when they need changing, the twins will have a Clara changing
You don't have to be a child to appreciate the magical possibilities of a big, rambling mansion.
When house-hunting couple Chris DeWitt and Oscar Yague discovered Pont Reading, a huge old house in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, in 2003, they were intrigued by its pedigree the 1683 colonial-style building 10 miles west of Philadelphia is on the National Registry of Historic Places and enchanted by its character. With long hallways that run at not-quite-right angles, two staircases, and three stories that sit at different levels in different parts of the structure, the eight-bedroom house has a quirky storybook charm (and plenty of nooks and crannies for games of hide-and-seek). So DeWitt and Yague purchased Pont Reading and set about creating a home for their son, Lucas, who was born in June 2006 by surrogate. For the couple, the key was to make the place practical for a 21st-century family while layering in their
This past Saturday, Evelyn Lozada walked into her diamond and diaper themed baby shower. And, centered among all of the wonderment and beauty was our very own Venetian four poster crib. Upon their arrival to the Diann Valentine planned event, guests were greeted by a luxurious display of jeweled trees covered with white orchids, hanging glass balls and candles to complement the diamond details.