Hey, Daddy Warbucks, you already bought her the diamond earrings -- that "push present" to thank her for nine months of pregnancy and hours of labor -- but now Mother's Day is approaching. So for the new moms out there, we consulted Bel Bambini, a luxe baby shop in West Hollywood. If it's good enough for Jessica Alba, who is registered there, why not your Baby Mama?
Part hot rod, part stroller, this "Roddler" is a swank ride for the little one. Think custom paint job, an iPod docking station and stereo sound system. The tail lights shine when braking for those traffic jams on Rodeo Drive -- and the stroller even comes with vanity plates. SPOILED, maybe?
Who says diaper bags have to look like quilted, overstuffed totes? A faux-crocodile couture diaper satchel by Mia Bossi has plenty of room and pockets for keys to the Benz, bottles and diapers, plus
In 2007, crib sales in the United States hit an estimated $1 billion and expected to grow to $1.26 billion by 2012, according to research from Easy Analytic Software Inc. Given those numbers, the future looks steady for those who manufacture cribs as well as nursery case goods, glider rockers and crib mattresses. Even in an economic downturn, many expecting parents still need to visit stores or Web sites to outfit their nursery.
Kid's Today takes a look at this industry and talks with manufacturers to get their take on sales and production in hard times.
Bratt Decor was one of the manufacturers interviewed for its ability to withstand such trying times.
"I believe this is a year to make smart yet conservative business decisions, focus on core products and provide excellent customer service," said one company owner. "There are people affected by the economy, but also stores that are doing very well.
Because of the recent lead paint issues within the children's toy industry, I feel it prudent to reassure all of our clients that all Bratt Decor's finishes have been tested by an independent internationally respected testing laboratory, and all comply to both U.S. and European standards for lead content.
In other words all of Bratt's products are manufactured free of icky stuff like formaldehyde, lead and toxic dyes.
Our most recent testing is dated August 17, 2007. The conclusion of these tests was that the finishes complied with the United Sates Standard ASTM F963-07 and the European Standard EN71 Part 3: 1994 (including amendment A1: 2000). These test procedures specifically test for lead content and other "heavy" metals.
Please, rest assured, we are ever diligent in our responsibilities to the safety of our clients. We are parents first, and the safety of every child is always at the forefront of our minds.
Newest crop of juvenile finds on display in Atlanta, New York and beyond.
Bratt Decor's kid-size Dick craft table has a hideaway compartment under the table top for storing toys, games, craft items and more. The table, $179, is offered in black, cherry red, white and navy. A set of two chairs retails for $194.
A Nautical theme is a classic choice for any nursery--and great for a summer beach cottage. Start with traditional furniture and add in shades of sea-worthy blues and reds. Break with convention by choosing bright bedding, cherry wall border and fun art, and this is a room that's perfect for your little skipper.
P&N says that Bratt Decor's Dick Crib in Cherry Red is the perfect center piece for this nautical theme nursery.
Brooke Burke is an all-American girl, actress and--let's face it--an incredibly hot mom with three gorgeous daughters and a new baby boy in the house.
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine chatted with Brooke Burke and her design team to find out how she's integrating this new addition to the family into her nursery and her life. The wrought-iron Venetian cribs from Bratt Decor in gold mixed with other vintage-inspired pieces help to give Burke's nursery an old-world feel, with a modern twist.
"After I committed to the color scheme, I picked out two incredible old-world matching cribs and themed the room around those," says Brooke.
She's not having twins, but a pregnant Halle Berry is buying in sets of two. The 41-year-old and boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, have two homes--one in the Hollywood Hills and another in Malibu--so she's decided to design identical nurseries for each residence. "Halle doesn't want her baby confused," an insider says. "She's duplicating everything down to the crib, the linens, and even the stuffed animals." Either Halle doesn't know the sex of her baby--due on Valentine's Day--or she isn't saying, because both nurseries are decorated in lots of yellow and light green without a hint of baby blue or pink.
Halle picked out two Bratt Decor Chelsea Sleigh Cribs in Espresso.
Ribbit! Ribbit! Roar! From Lions to lily pads, animal friends abound in two boys' rooms.
When Kelly Rowley tucks her sons Cale, 3, and Gabe, 4, into bed each night, all sorts of playful creatures-from painted dragonflies to appliqued elephants-join them. To create the boys' rooms, Kelly enlisted the help of interior designer and friend Cathy Kramer, who based the room styles on each child's disposition. In any room, it's important to pick up the personality of the person for whom youre designing, Kramer says. For me that's what makes designing so much fun.
With personality to spare, Cale and Gabe gave Kramer a lot to work with. Gabe is all boy-rough and tumble and very outdoorsy, and he loves frogs, Kramer says. I could envision him bringing frogs home in his pockets, so a pond theme was right up his alley. Cale is boyish, too, but in a softer, quieter way;
Our new Blu Changer/Dresser is featured in Fit Pregnancy's Buyer's guide as a must have item for your modern nursery.
When you can extend the life of a product past the nursery, it makes for practical shopping. The sophisticated changer doubles as a dresser after your little one graduates from diapers (simply remove the changing table tray).
To view the Buyer's Guide slideshow, please click on
If working for a perfectionist is tough, what's it like working for Bree Van de Kamp, the Desperate Housewives character who makes Martha Stewart look like a slacker?
Baltimore's Mary Bauer says no sweat.
Bauer, who with her husband owns the chi-chi children's furniture store Bratt Decor, just helped actress Marcia Cross do up the nursery for her twin girls. The pretty lilac-and-white results were featured in this week's People.
Bauer flew out to Cross' Brentwood home, but except for the transcontinental travel, it was an ordinary job. Ordinary, anyway, for anyone with $20,000 to splurge on a nursery.
While her character never has a hair out of place, Cross greeted Bauer at the door "in sweats, oversized shirt, and hair in a ponytail and no makeup on."
"You're so used to seeing her on television in that role. She's really not Bree Van de Kamp," Bauer said. "She's got a wonderful home, but it's
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.
Montel Williams Show Parenting 101: The Best Baby Shower and Kids Trends
March 5, 2008
Lorena Bendinskas and Melissa Lemer, of The Silver Spoon were the featured guests on The Montel Show. The ladies showed the audience and viewers the best baby shower and kids trends--including Bratt Decor's Chelsea Lifetime Crib, which is one of the hottest cribs on the market and a celebrity favorite!
This celebrity packed special edition takes you into the nurseries of the hottest stars. Bratt Decor, a long time Hollywood favorite, is featured in Henry's nursery, who happens to be the son of super model Heidi Klum and lead singer, Seal. Other hollywood clients include Denise Richards and Courtney Cox.
Ana Ortiz and her Ugly Betty co-stars! celebrated the impending arrival of her baby girl with a shower in her honor on Sunday, April 19th. Hosted by Pregnancy magazine and the Hot Moms Club and held at Robert Verdis Luxe Laboratory in New York City, the shower brought together castmates America Ferrera, Eric Mabius who introduced 4-month-old Rylan Jaxson! Mark Indelicato, Tony Plana, Sarah Lafleur and Vanessa Williams to party with Ana.
Due in July, Ana, 38, had only one request for her Big Apple baby bash I didnt want it too frou frou, frilly, princess-y. You know its New York. Shes going to be a hip little kid with a bit of edge! Mission accomplished!
Bratt Decor's Zanzibar Rocking Cradle made a special appearance at the shower as one of Ana's closest cohorts gifted it to her. The cradle can be seen amongst other gifts. "Ana
Susie homemaker transformed an office space into a beautiful nursery in this month's makeover special. Bratt Decor's Pink Scalloped Jane Mirror was one of the featured products on the Fox 4 morning show, Good Day, the number 1 morning news show in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Despite medical advancements and modern capabilities, many parents-to-be opt to leave the sex of their unborn baby unknown. Many of today's pregnant moms are in search of ideas and inspiration for a neutral nursery's and boy do we have ideas!
When buying a crib for a baby whose sex will remain unknown until its arrival, its best not to lean too much in either direction, i.e. a crib that's too girly or too masculine. You can't go wrong however, with any number of the wood or iron cribs that Bratt Decor offers. Our cribs from the Heritage, Dick, Chelsea, Casablanca, and Venetian lines come in a variety of colors that can be played up either way once the baby's sex is determined.
These cribs are sleek and classic in design and transcend sex. A way then to increase femininity or masculine appeal once the baby is born is all in the bedding.
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller show off their Bratt Decor nursery and share the excitement of bringing home their twin boys, Max and Bob!
Brooke and interior decorator Amanda Moore, from re:place NYC, along with Bratt Decor Inc., designed the babies' room. "It's very understated, classy and has an old-school vibe," Brooke says. "It's not bright or overbearing." To make sure Charlie would enjoy being in the nursery, Brooke added a subtle sports theme -- and even a flat screen TV.
The nursery has a retro feel to it inspired by a vintage baseball theme and by 2 Bratt Decor blu cribs that offer a mod look to the room.
Other Bratt Decor items in the room include the blu changer/dresser, the blu cubbie and a Casablanca Daybed in pewter.
Get the look here, http://www.brattdecor.com/collections.cfm/setID/13
Whether you're just inspired by the cool colors of nature or you're setting up a room in your mountain getaway for baby, the Modern Lodge look is just right for a soothing nursery. Go for real wood basics accented with neutral fabrics punched up by greens and oranges--and just the right touch of whimsy.
Bratt Decor's new Blu crib and cubbie are featured here as the perfect furnishings to achieve this look.
The Boom Boom Room, hosted by Jayneoni Moore in NYC, was wall-to-wall packed with vendors, booths, and people. But like any other event, there were a few vendors who -- long after you had passed them by -- you just couldn't stop thinking about. Before you knew it, you found yourself making the rounds again just to get a second peek! If you're thinking you missed out, don't worry. Over the next week Missy and I will be bringing you information on products that really stood out to us at the event, from new fashion lines exclusively for boys and girls to new styles of baby gear, and much, much more!
Bratt Decor was there and showcased its recent work on star mom J Lo's nursery. The company replicated Emme and Max's nursery to a tee, well sans one crib that is.
A beautiful, delicate cradle is a special luxury for your little one and for you. This stunner, crafted from swirly wrought iron in your choice of finish color, comes with not only a complete set of snow-white bedding, but with the dreamy tulle netting, too.