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.
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
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
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.
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.
Bratt Decor announces latest must have crib: Chelsea Darling
Chelsea Darling is a triumph in design, combining luxury looks with engineered brilliance. This crib starts out as a cradle, and then, with minimal work, grows into a beautiful oval baby crib. For the purchase price, Darling comes complete with both the cradle pad and the Bratt Decor custom oval crib mattress. By adding the optional daybed kit, your piece morphs once again into the most adorable toddler bed on earth! The overall dimensions are slightly smaller than a traditional crib, making it an ideal sleeping space for smaller environments. This is the latest in the wildly popular Chelsea line, which includes a Lifetime Crib and a Sleigh Crib. Darling is available in the following finishes: Antique Silver, Espresso, and White. This is the next big thing in nursery design. We are expecting these to hit sales
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 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!
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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.
"Simple elegance always endures," says Boy O Boy children's boutique owner Michelle Jackson as she speaks to the creative process of designing a nursery.
The Jamaica Observer's Style Innovator of the Year, Jackson has partnered with Thursday Life DIY diva Angelie Martin-Spencer to create comfy-chic custom-designed spaces for both mum and baby under the banner of Distinctive Nursery Design.
Themselves no strangers to motherhood, the chicsters have sought to converge all the classic elements that are sure to make mum and baby's first memories even more precious.
Every detail is considered while bearing in mind the transition that baby will make to the toddler stage...nurseries are designed to grow with the baby.
"Everything put in a room adds to the simplicity and functionality of the space," Jackson says, noting that the absence of characters gives a timeless feel.
"She will enjoy this room when she's six months, six or 16," Jackson
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
Oh Baby! The Extra host and dad-to-be takes Us inside his tot's new room.
When Mario Lopez and girlfriend Courtney Mazza transformed a bedroom in their new Glendale, California, home for the little on they're expecting this month, they were inspired - by Jennifer Lopez! "I saw a picture of J. Lo's twins' nursery, and I thought, It's so timeless and elegant," says the mom-to-be, 28. "So we found her decorator, Mary Bauer from Bratt Decor." The designer furnished the room in gender-neutral shades because the couple, who met in 2008 while working on Broadway's A Chorus Line, are waiting until delivery day to learn the sex of their firstborn. "Where else in life do you get such special surprises?" asks the Extra host, 36. "I hope with all our kids it will be a surprise." That's right: The TV star (who has penned a book for first-time dads due out
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 7, 2012 JESSICA SIMPSON CHOOSE BRATT DÉCOR FOR HER NURSERY The Southern style maker is in full nesting mode putting together her baby girl’s nursery. The energy of the space is going to be relaxed and comfortable, channeling fresh visions of shabby chic. For her crib choice, Ms. Simpson choose Bratt Décor’s beautifully simple and ever elegant Park Avenue crib in white. Her baby is due this Spring.
I’ve always been a big fan of iron cribs. There’s something regal and timeless about them. Years ago, you could only own an iron crib if you wanted to spend thousands of dollars on one, but luckily, thanks to some talented designers and retailers, there are tons of options—in style and price! I used Bratt Decor’s Venetian Crib in my first daugter’s nursery. I loved how the four posts could be used with or without the cross bar, and if I didn’t want the height at all, I could remove the posts as well. Options are always good.
I loved how the Venetian Crib didn’t look as feminine as some of the other iron options, and with its slate, pewter and gold color choices, it would work in any nursery! Here’s a few of my other favorite options out there. Bratt Decor’s J’Adore Crib-Cradle actually converts from a cradle
No over-the-top nursery for Jeri Ryan and husband Christophe Emé, a chef in L.A. "We wanted a room that could grow with our daughter and was a little more sophisticated," the actress says. But when it came time to choose a crib, Christophe couldnt resist indulging Gisele, now 6 months, with furniture fit for royalty: "the most ornate iron canopy princess bed!" describes Ryan. The couple designed the room around the Bratt Decor crib, adding a custom changing table and dresser, wood floors and green walls for a "soothing, relaxing" ambiance. The one must-have item for every nursery? "Comfort," Ryan says. Thats the most important thing.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE NURSERY?
I wanted something very soothing and [my husband] Christophe and I both were pretty adamant about not wanting over the top baby, baby, baby, you know, with murals. We wanted a room that could grow with her and was
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.
When a little one is on the way, a lot of feelings surround the parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles-to-be excitement, nervousness and anticipation are just a few. One thing is for certain, the better prepared you are for this new little life, the easier future months will be. Rhesha Landers, baby planner extraordinaire shares some advice gleaned from person experience and from working with many expecting mothers.
" When you first find out you're going to have a baby, buy yourself a gift card to your favorite shopping spot to accumulate funds for diapers and unexpected baby needs. Open the card with $20. Add $20 a week on the card. You will have accrued over $700 in just those few short weeks!
" Don't buy too many of the same brand diapers. Consider diaper rash control and leakage issues. Your baby might do well with one specific brand. Just
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 store owners help her design fabulous nurseries for the arrival of her twins!
So whats in store for the twins? J.Lo will keep her new baby boy wrapped in a cashmere cardigan, hat and bootie pants from Baby Cz, $279 and, of course, a matching pink set, $279, for the new fashionista of the family. The two newest members of the Anthony-Lopez clan will also have a set of Plain Marys Hunk and Babe onesies, $169.
For the nursery, the twins will dream away in Bratt Decor's Casablanca Premiere Cribs, $966 each, while Mom and Dad relax in Glam Gliders $1,420 each. And when they need changing, the twins will have a Clara changing table, $1,780. And why
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.
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
A Baltimore-based children's furniture company with international flair has a Hollywood following.
When Mary Bauer was expecting her first child 12 years ago, she searched for a crib in stores around Baltimore and found herself unimpressed. Even a trip to New York City with her husband, Stephen, failed to yield a crib that fit the couple's eclectic, elegant style. What was out there in the real of baby design was limited, she recalls. There were a few incredibly ornate European cribs retailing for thousands of dollars, a bunch of boring, inspired designs in cherry and maple finishes, or, worse still, themed cribs of characters like Raggedy Ann and Andy, she says.
It was nothing I could deal with in my house, says Mary. There were no real artists designing furniture for children. So she and Stephen, who had moved to Baltimore from South Africa in 1992 and owned a commercial
Bratt Decor came about as the result of a father creating a beautiful wrought iron crib for his son, and has since grown into a blossoming company offering some of the most unique and classic pieces of baby and children's furniture ever seen. At Bratt Decor, furniture is created out of a love for the best, classic most unique and safest designs for babies and children. Making the choice to decorate a baby's nursery is fun, exciting, and an opportunity to be creative in the most loving way possible.
Bratt Decor offers a wide range of babies and children's products including: cribs, cradles, changers, dressers, beds, armoires, bookcases, night stands, desks, chairs, table and chairs sets, shelving, mirrors, storage and a host of fine accessories. Some of the Bratt Decor accessories include items such as curtain rods, shelving, mirrors, crib finials, drawer pulls, and more.
When decorating a nursery, do you style the child, or does the child style you? At first glance, this may seem a silly question. To be sure, your infant will have opinions of his or her own very soon. Right now, though, you call the shots and your sense of taste prevails. Doesn't it?
Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on how you view a newborn's role in the family. Is the baby an accessory to the parents' existing lifestyle, and so the nursery blends seamlessly into their home's overall decor? Or is parenthood a total upheaval of the status quo and so the infant should be celebrated with its own decor? Parents, interior decorators, retailers and furniture manufacturers line up on different sides of this debate, but all agree there's more at stake here than just pink, blue and Winnie the Pooh.
Rosemary Schneider, who with her mother, Kathryn DeVincentis, runs The
Your child’s first surroundings should be special – and safe
Gone are the days of only two room-decorating choices for your little one: blue or pink for boy or girl and, if you wanted to get crazy, the occasional gender-neutral pale green or yellow. Emerging trends in nursery and children’s room décor have opened up a multitude of possibilities to parents and kids. Decorating themes, murals, 3-D effects, textures and patterns can give your child a vibrant sanctuary, while meeting the needs of every mommy to be.
Studios like Little Crown Interiors are quickly becoming the norm for parents who want efficiency, safety and the latest décor. Owners and co-founders of Little Crown Interiors, Gerri Panebianco and Naomi Coe, have established themselves as visionaries of one-of-a-kind spaces for children.
“It’s really impossible for us to give our body of work an overall style, as every project is uniquely different