Pink and gold have reigned supreme in baby girl nurseries for quite sometime, but Tamera Mowry's gorgeous rendition, designed by Ms. Shalena Smith of Gaga Designs, is in a league of its own. The tone on tone pink striped walls set the stage for the gorgeous white carved lifetime crib by Bratt Decor, which is draped in silk suspended from a golden crown. The luxurious custom designed silk bedding, with gold bows, by Bratt Decor, finishes the look with understated elegance. Other great touches like the personalized ceiling medallion, crystal chandelier and ultra luxe rocker add sophistication and comfort. We love the personal touches throughout, like the tiny stool in the corner which Tamera has had for years.
Mary Bauer and her husband Stephen claim their story started like many others. Young, in love, and expecting their first child, they excitedly set about creating their dream nursery. It was 1995 and choices were limited. Designer baby furniture simply didn't exist, so they invented it themselves. Bratt Decor was born, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Sold exclusively at Gigi Brooks in the UK, Bratt Decor offers timeless, elegant and original furniture for your baby's nursery. We sat down with Mary to find out more about this exquisite brand and the husband and wife team behind its success.
What inspires you?
Everything. I’m inspired by the love of a new family, the washed out colours of an old barn, and the never-ending symphony that is nature all around us. ??
What do you love most about designing nursery furniture???
I love knowing how it will touch the lives and hold
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.
This is the one you wait for all year long. Bratt Decor's annual warehouse sale is happening this weekend, Friday April 17, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, and Saturday April 18, 10am-3 pm in our Baltimore warehouse location: 5 N Haven St Baltimore, Md. 21224. We will have tons of items on sale, some up to 70% off! Get great deals on photo shoot and samples, close out items, discontinued product, scratch and dent and more.
All merchandise sold as-is; all sales are final, with the exception of brand new in the box items in our current catalogue.
Designing your nursery is a wonderful experience and can help you grow even closer to your baby, as you begin to imagine them in the beautiful space you create. Hanging tiny outfits in the closet, dressing the crib, and hanging art make it all so real. But, sometimes creating the perfect space can be overwhelming and stressful. Bratt Decor has added an amazing feature, DESIGN BOARD, to their website, making creating your space stress free and fun. With this feature, designing moms and dads everywhere, can add any furnishings or décor from our site, choose floor coverings, (we have a variety of hardwoods, wall to wall carpets and rugs), wall coverings (choose any paint color, wall paper, etc), and so much more. Changing the wall color has never been this easy. We’ve also added a feature that will allow the user to upload any thing they’d like to add by
n the past I have never put a crazy amount of thought into our nursery design. With Kelton we had a tight budget and I couldn't make up my mind. When I was expecting Kernan, I knew I wanted something simple and clean, plus he was staying in our room so there wasn't much planning needed. This time I am feeling the need to actually put a lot of thought and effort into our little girls room.
Contemporary Elegance: Being as this is my first girl and my last baby, I want to enjoy the girly aspects of nursery decorating and our home is more traditional. So the 1st room I cam up with is very much with the flow of our home. I started with a beautiful crib and dresser from Bratt Decor with clean lines and beautiful detailing. I wanted to use rich color and keep it mature. So
Style Watch: How To Create Easy Elegance In The Nursery
Elegance is defined as: the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; style. Mary Bauer, President and style maker of Bratt Decor, unpacks the mystery of creating your very own perfect, elegant nursery.
Ms. Bauer advises to take your time and do research before you buy anything. Pinterest is a great place to start. Decide exactly how you want your room to feel and to function. Elegance in décor is achieved by combining the right balance of color, objects, light and texture.
A primary consideration in any room design, is the size of the space. That will dictate many of your decisions. If your room is average size, you’re in good shape and there are lots of choices and options to work with. Extraordinary sized rooms, either large or small, require additional considerations.
Go for the gold! That’s what I keep telling myself as I wrestle with my
latest nursery design for my little girl arriving in no time. I can’t
help but be inspired by the contrasting metals and shimmery metallics
that have made a huge splash in the world of interiors. And now, like
most hot trends, they’ve made their way into the world of nursery.
Fortunately for me, our favorite children’s furniture makers do not
disappoint! So the question remains, should I really go for a gold crib?
The Jenny Lind crib is a true classic. Seeing it painted in gold, as a DIY project on A Small Snippet, makes my heart skip a beat.
Bratt Decor has been rocking glamorous gold cribs from the very beginning. It’s no wonder why they often catch the attention of expecting celebrities.
Furniture design powerhouse Nursery Works recently debuted a stunning, modern crib named ...more>>
The prestigious industry publication, Baby and Children’s Product News, chose our gorgeous Chelsea Darling in antique silver as their cover girl.
The Chelsea Darling is way beyond a crib. It is an oval nursery sleep system that is actually 3 beds in 1. The first bed your newborn will use, a sophisticated cradle, turns into a beautiful crib and then an elegant daybed. Bratt Decor’s oval sleep systems combine brilliant design with luxury styling to keep your baby surrounded in style and sophistication from birth throughout the toddler years. The white finish is soft, clean, and pure with light hand distressing giving it a timeless look. The cradle pad and mattress are included in the purchase price. Everything you need to convert it from a cradle to a crib is included. Opt for the daybed kit and continue your look throughout your child's toddler years. The overall area is slightly smaller
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
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!
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/
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.
Bratt Decor's stylish, versatile and brilliant J'adore Oval Sleep System is the proud winner of the 2014 Family Choice Award. This sleep system is 3 beds in 1, starting as a luxury cradle, morphing into an elegant contemporary oval crib, and lastly extending its use by becoming the cutest toddler bed you've ever seen. It is available in a variety of finishes, and is made of hand bent wrought iron. The "Family Choice Awards" recognize the best in children's and parenting products. Now in it's 19th year, the "Family Choice Award" is one of the most coveted, family friendly consumer award programs in the nation. Your award serves as our recommendation to families.
The cutesy sleep space, a surprise from Parks's mom after the Real Housewives of Atlanta Star welcomed son Dylan, features the Red Doggy Days pattern from Carousel Designs, and Bratt Decor's casablanca iron baby bed in pewter. Read the full article.
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. Read the full article.
From the Top Award-Winning Parenting & Celebrity "Bump Watch" website, bellitchblog.com, comes the top 100 must have maternity and baby products. We are thrilled to have our very own Chelsea Lifetime crib in espresso chosen for their crib category. Click here to see all the winners. Bratt Decor is featured on page 59.
Perhaps you caught the segment this week on Extra that featured the gorgeous neutral nursery for baby Dominic by Bratt Decor. But i case you missed, we caught up with the talented designer and Bratt Decor President, Mary Bauer, who designed the nursery for Mario & Courtney.“I had such a great time working with the Lovely Lopez’s the first time around, that going back was a bit like going home,“ says Mary Bauer.
Once again, the Lopez’s decided not to find out the sex of the baby but Mrs. Lopez was sure about the look she wanted: glamour, sophistication and comfort. The result was a beautiful nursery in black, grays and white. The bold wall paper was softened filling the room by leaving some walls white and adding sumptuous white velvet bedding and window treatments. Also white was the round flokati rug, leather nursing chair and child sofa. Now that
Last year Bratt Decor brought you the gorgeous Chelsea Darling oval sleep system. It was a phenomenal success, due to its versatile design and elegance. It's distinctive styling added something missing in the market for oval sleep systems. Now, continuing in that same energy, Bratt brings you the gorgeous new chelsea oval dresser/changer. This elegant piece boasts 3 roomy drawers and 2 large enclosed shelves which maximizes storage in a compact way. The finishes are: espresso, antique silver, and white. Available at brattdecor.com
Bratt Decor is pleased to present the convertible oval nursery sleep system that is 3 beds n 1. The first bed your newborn will use, the sophisticated cradle grows into a beautiful crib and then an elegant daybed. Bratt Decor's oval sleep systems combine brilliant design with luxury styling to keep your baby surrounded in style from birth throughout the toddler year. Choose from 2 beautiful options: J'adore Iron Oval Sleep System, and Chelsea Darling Oval Sleep System.
Our client is a true cowgirl at heart, and wanted to pass on her love of all things western to her new baby. We wanted to create a chic nursery that was western in style, but still elegant and not overly thematic. We started by taking a rustic color scheme as our inspiration, using earthy tones and deep reds as our palette. We brought in a lot of wood tones and textures, and made sure the main furniture pieces were elegant and versatile. Our client had a very special vintage saddle stand, which we turned into an ottoman for the glider, adding sentimentality to the space. The textiles are a mix of luxurious silks and rustic suedes. The nursery was completed with a pop of cow print and a fabulous hide rug to pull the whole space together.
Feaured here is Bratt Decor's Chelsea Lifetime Crib, Dresser, and Bookcase in Espresso.
Perhaps you had a chance to catch Hilaria and Alec Baldwin on Extra this week, when they introduced their gorgeous baby girl, Carmen Gabriela to the world. And they did so in their gorgeous nursery outfitted in Bratt Decor's Chelsea Collection in distressed white. The room featured the lifetime crib, dresser/changer, and cradle. Their silky white bedding was also from Bratt. Visit brattdecor.com to get it all!
When Alec Baldwin is on the phone, you answer with a very polite, "So nice to speak with you, Mr. Baldwin," says Mary Bauer of Bratt Decor. "We were so honored that Baldwin's choose Bratt Decor for their beautiful baby girl, Carmen Gabriela. They were so gracious and lovely to work with." The Baldwin's chose Bratt's Chelsea Lifetime collection in white. Click here to see the interview and nursery on Extra.