back from Louisville, KY for the 2010 Spring Conference for independent retailers in the baby and kids industry,and we had a blast. First of all, Louisville is a very charming city, clean, friendly and with a decidedly sophisticated edge. We loved the cool restaurants, and shops. The Museum Hotel was amazing, and was actually just written up in Conde Nast. Check it out, if you're going to Louisville.<><> The show was small and exciting. We saw some of our wonderful store owners from around the country. We saw Debbie from Beautiful Beginnings in Chicago, who is doing great with the line. Spent some time with two of our favorite Left Coast Girls who own The Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks, California. If you're ever out there, stop in because the store is beautiful and the service is unparalleled. There was cool new products on the market that you may love.
From difficulties conceiving to life-threatening complications during pregnancy, the former stars of The Bachelorette share their uphill battle to start a family--and introduce US to son Max.
And be sure to check out the great snap shoots of Max's nursery which include Bratt Decor's Casablanca Premiere crib in pewter, the accompanying day bed, a pewter Zanzibar rocking cradle, and the Chelsea changer/dresser in buttermilk.
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!"
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!
Pacticality, simplicity and eco-friendly furniture and accessories are todays watchwords when talking about parents furnishing their childrens nurseries, bedrooms and play-rooms. When it comes to play areas, organization iskey, says Angel Fischer, an interior designer with Kirk Designs. Things have to be functional as wellas fun. Its not just about looking cute.
Most of our clients are concerned with how to manage the chaos, and they are looking for things that are durable, can be cleaned easily and are not tremendously expensive. And no one is doing themed rooms.
While most adults groan at the thought of shag carpeting anywhere, Fischer points out that it can be very forgiving when it comes to spills and can hide alot of flaws. She also recommends Pottery Barn as a great place to shop: The furniture can take a decent beating from children and not be utterly destroyed.
Consumers are also looking for eco-friendly products. This
We all dont have the budget of Jennifer Lopez to keep up with the furnishing needs of a growing child so its nice to know that one of the smartest trends emerging for parents is the lifetime crib. This versatile furniture converts from an infant's crib to a bed and can follow your offspring from the nursery into young adult years, making it the only bed you may ever have to buy for your child.
When the bed makes the transition You wouldnt be able to tell it was a crib, says Lindsay Clark, e-commerce manager for Bratt Decor in Belvedere Square.
Crib beds typically are stylish, elegant and practical and manufacturers say designed to transition seamlessly to a full-sized bed. Their price range is from $850 to more than $1,500 for an its our first child extravagance. With some styles, a crib can convert to a designer daybed just by removing
Choose a crib style from simple to spectacular, plain to pretty. Then use your imaginatin to plan a little girl's nursery where a lifetime of memories will start.
Washington Spaces New Spaces and Places
Early Spring 2007
What's the fuss about? Bratt Decor's widely coveted nursery and kids' room furniture designs are coming to Tysons Corner when the new store opens in late April. Cribs, bedding, toys, games, gifts, and accessories are among the items for sale, and the timeless treasures are made for newborns, preteens, and everyone in between.
About.com Tips from Designers on Decorating Kids' Rooms
November 1, 2005
Do you know a parent who doesn't want to create an adorable room for their child? I don't! Not everyone can afford a room decorated like this one from "Bratt Decor." Experienced designers answer questions and give their advice on what to look for, what to avoid, and how to involve your child in the decorating process.
She's due any day now with twin girls, but Numb3rs actress Diane Farr has it all under control. "When I found out it was twins, I said a lot of expletives," the actress told Life & Style during a July 3 visit to the girls' new nursery in Diane's West Hollywood home. The nursery features a Bratt Decor Venetian Crib in gold (the same one she has for son Beckett) and a Chelsea Double Dresser in Espresso.
Farr loved the crib so much that she "couldn't imagine getting anything different" she says.
The twins' ballerina themed nursery follows Diane's decorating rule of thumb: "You should splurge on a really high-end piece," she says "then one medium piece and a bunch of things to fill it in."
Bratt decor's Blu was featured in Kid's Today Buyer's Guide: Infant Furniture issue.
The simple, contemporary Blu Panel crib from Bratt Decor has fixed side rails, three mattress heights and optional interchangeable micro suede panels and a bumper set. The crib converts to a toddler bed with a separate kit. Available in Mocha or Wheat, $1,048. (888-24-BRATT)
Bratt Decor is a specialty store selling luxury beds for children.
This canopy bed from its Jane collection is, in fact, priced at about $1679 and is constructed using the finest solid wood. It's also quite a versatile one. Removing the canopy will reveal a standard four poster bed.
Standard twin size mattress is perfect for this bed and box springs aren't necessary.
A standard twin-sized mattress fits perfectly into the Jane. No box spring required..
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.
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.
Drool.icio.us The Top Million Must-Have Baby Products
August 13, 2007
Droolworthy: Bratt Decor's Chelsea Sleigh Crib
The Chelsea Baby Crib is a modern interpretation of the sleigh bed design. Gorgeous relief carvings and hand rubbed finish make this opulent crib the perfect choice for those seeking a more classic nursery.
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.
Baby Shop Magazine
Bratt Decor's Chelsea Sleigh Crib in antique silver is featured in this fabulous Cribs and Nursery Furniture feature!
After spending nine months inside the darkness of your tummy, your little one deserves to see the light! Create a space --whether traditional, contemporary, eclectic or serene-- that will greet those bright-eyed peepers with a warm welcome into this beautiful world.
Bratt Decor has furnishings that fit each of the aforementioned categories. In fact, two of their best selling items, the Chelsea Sleigh Crib and the Classic Dick Dresser were chosen as top pics in the Classic and Vintage categories!
Putting together the nursery isn't all fun and decorating--what do you do with all those blankets and bur cloths if you don't want to cram them into drawers? P&N helps you organize your baby gear in style.
Bratt Decor's wall shelves are considered the perfect storage solution for holding all baby's things.
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.
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.
Swag and celebrities are always a happy mix, and yesterday the love was in full bloom at Jayneoni Moore's Boom Boom Room. For the first time ever under the 'Boom Boom Room' name, the event -- a staple on the celebrity baby circuit for the last four years -- ventured outside the confines of Beverly Hills, to a sunlight-flooded (and jam-packed!) studio loft in Manhattan. From cutting-edge innovation to classics-in-the-making, there was a little something for everyone at this showcase for all the latest in baby and kid gear and fashion.
Buying double of everything is a big mistake. At its most basic, your twins' room will require a pair of cribs and a single diaper-changing station (because as you know, its impossible to change both babies at one time). Other essentials include a nursing chair and plenty of storage (because let's face it, you will acquire a lot of things with twins).
This issue of Fit Pregnancy showcases the nursery of Marcia Cross' twin daughters, Eden and Savannah which has plenty of pieces that will double in function and grow with the girls as they get older. These pieces include 2 Bratt Decor Dick Cribs, a Classic Bratt Decor Armoire with custom painted polka dots, a Dick dresser/changer and a play table for the girls' enjoyment.
People Are Talking About Hollywood's Designer To The Littlest Stars
CBS Morning Show WJZ
Ron Matz talks to Mary Bauer the owner of Bratt Decor about her baby furniture designs and working with Hollywood's biggest stars.