Take a peek inside "Numb3rs" star, Diane Farr's eclectic home. Great photo of the nursery.
LOS ANGELES--It's a warm spring morning when Diane Farr, 36, swings open the front door to her cozy 1920s Spanish-style bungalow. The actress is enjoying a rare day off from taping the hit CBS series Numb3rs and caring for her 5-week-old son, Beckett.
"It's pretty exhausting," she says, walking by a floor-to-ceiling arched window in the sunlit foyer of the three-bedroom, two-bath home. "I keep feeling like the adrenaline is going to run out at some point."
Luckily, Farr and her husband, Seung Chung, 36, a marketing executive, have had plenty of help with midnight feedings. "My family just came and left, and his parents came and left," she says with a hint of panic--the couple has yet to hire a nanny. "Now my mom is back because we're shooting the season finale for Numb3rs. (It airs
Bratt is all over this special segment just for mom. Celeb's like Marcia Cross and Diane Farr are featured. Diane says that our special changer is her baby's favorite place! Aww, shucks!
Hollywood Style Right Here In Baltimore
CBS Morning Show WJZ
Bratt Decor, located in Belvedere Square, creates gorgeous, designer looks, for Hollywood's A-List Babies!
May 6, 2007
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.
Babies, Bellies & Brunch
May 5, 2007
Bratt Decor's president, Mary Bauer was asked to share her experiences and business savy at a segment titled: "Mother's of Invention: How to Transform Your Motherhood Experiences Into a Money-making Business."
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
This article on luxury products discusses the new trends in this growing and diversifying industry, naming Bratt Decor as one the most luxurious names in baby.
Welcome to the new reality of luxury retailing......
Out of nowhere in the summer of 2002, you couldn't walk down the street--in both cities and suburbs--without tripping over a
young mother pushing her baby in a luxurious $800 Dutch-manufactured Bugaboo stroller festooned with fancy accessories.
It seemingly had no rhyme or reason to it.
Where had they come from? Why were so many women plopping down so much cash on an item they'd be dumping as soon as their child got a little bigger?
The answer is that the character of Miranda on HBO's popular Sex and the City was shown ferrying her tot around the city in one of the pricey strollers. Just like that, a new trend was born. And it persists to
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.
Did you know there was a special philosophy associated with nursery design? Well, there is... and Baby Celebration L.A. has aksed Mary Bauer founder of the wondrous Bratt Decor to be a featured speaker. Mary and her husband Stephan founded Bratt Decor over ten years ago and have continued creating magical spaces for babies ever after.
Mary's special presentation will discuss the "Philosophy of Nursery Design". She passionately believes style is not something that should be sacrificed, especially not for baby! Bratt Decor has found a very special niche with design quality and style that appeals to parents universally. Mary's expertise is coveted by everyone in the baby industry and Baby Celebration L.A. is delighted to present her at Baby Celebration LA.
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.
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.
Marcia Cross' twins Savannah and Eden Mahoney's nursery is completely decked out by Bratt Decor. Back in December, Bratt Decor's Mary Bauer flew to L.A., where she met with Marcia and her husband, Tom Mahoney. She worked with the famous couple to create a gorgeous nursery for babies Eden and Savannah.
Mary said, "Marcia was radiant, kind, and easy to work with and Tom was absolutely beaming! They are a beautiful couple, with a gorgeous nursery and it was a great pleasure to work with both of them."
Marcia and Tom chose the entire dick collection in white for a pure, classic look. The nursery walls are painted with Benjamin Moores Spring Lilac for the walls because Marcia wanted girly, but not too frilly. Window treatments in the same fabric as the bedding with delicate lilac pom poms to add a feminine flair. The dick crib in white is made up with
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
People takes a look at the blissfully happy Marcia Cross and her two gorgeous girls, Savannah and Eden. There's also a great shot of the fabulous nursery, designed by Mary Bauer of Bratt Decor and House, Inc's, Annette Tatum.
Within the photo, you can see the striking dick crib in white, tree artwork, and lavender glass table lamp, all supplied by Bratt! Not shown: dick changer, night stand, armoire with custom painted polka dots, jane table and chairs set, mirror, shelf, and lots of accessory items, including: stuffed elephant, stacking bins, and tower of time hand prints. Marcia told us personally, it's by far the best room in her house! Thanks, Marcia!
Marcia Cross appears this week in People Magazine along with her new twin daughter, Savannah and Eden. In the last picture featured in the article, we get to see a close-up view of Marcia's nursery for her girls. The bedding was created by House, Inc. and the store is actually quoted in the article, saying how Marcia wanted a lilac nursery.
She ended up choosing the Maiden's Bouquet Blush and Lilac crib bedding and even had a slipcover for two rockers made in those fabrics as well. The cribs pictured are Bratt Decor's Dick Cribs in white.
When Tori Spelling began planning her baby boy's nursery, she went straight for the hip online boutique Nursery Couture.
"Because Tori and Dean (McDermott, her husband) are ultra-modern, funky people, they wanted to stick with the same theme for their nursery," Spelling's designer Katy Mimari says.
Photos of little Liam Aaron McDermott's streamlined, modern digs were recently splashed all over In Touch, Us Weekly and Life & Style magazines. You can't open a weekly these days without seeing which celebrity has the hot "new" baby trend.
And one of the biggest trends right now is a parent-friendly, design-conscious nursery, according to Target maternity clothing designer Liz Lange, who recently judged the baby nursery episode of Bravo's "Top Design."
Be a 'cool parent'
"It's not just buying designer furniture but hiring a professional decorator to design the room," Lange says. "It's become another room in the home that you want to reflect your taste as
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
A man's home might be his castle, but his children's rooms are their kingdoms, lavished nowadays with kiddie-customized accouterments from crib to computer station.
If a boy wants to sleep in a custom-built space ship, with fiber optic lighting and engine roar sound effects, he can. If a girl wants her bed in a super-sized doll house, she can have it, according to Diane DeWald, owner of Mega Kids Inc. in Park Shore Plaza. De Wald has been concocting the fantasy beds her clients request for the past 12 years, as well as providing more typical juvenile furniture in her 12,000 square-foot showroom.
It depends upon the age, she explained. Infants don't say much about their room design, she quipped, so the mothers make the nursery decisions. Right now, many are influenced by celebrity moms. They see what the stars have for their babies and they want the same for their own.
Desperate Housewives star and proud new mom Marcia Cross welcomed two beautiful fraternal twin babies into the world on February 20th. Eden and Savannah will be coming home to an adorable nursery completely furnished by Bratt Decor.
The girls nursery is decorated in classic New England Style with clean, straightforward lines, and crisp white Bratt Decor furnishings. The walls are painted a sweet lavender to bring a touch of feminine color, and playful charm to the room.
Marcia, like the Boston girl she is, chose a clean New England cottage look for her nursery, says Bratt Decor President Mary Bauer, who visited with Marcia in early January to do an interior design consultation.
Marcia and Tom Mahoney chose two of Bratt Decor's classic Dick cribs, two Dick changing tables, a classic armoire with custom painting, a Dick nightstand, a classic mirror, an adorable pink Jane scalloped table and chairs set,
Furniture is perhaps the biggest purchase, both in size and price that parents make for their children's rooms.
According to New York-based Easy Analytic Software Inc., youth bedroom furniture will have one of the biggest sales increases of all furniture products between 2006 and 2011. In fact, only entertainment furniture is expected to see greater sales increases.
Both youth bedroom and infant furniture are expected to grow sales faster than the 27% projected for all furniture in the next five years. EASI projects a 29.5% increase in sales of youth bedroom, from $5.08 billion in 2006 to $6.58 billion in 2011 and a 28.5% increase for infant furniture, from $1.18 billion last year to $1.52 billion in 2011.
Even though the projected numbers and some manufacturers are optimistic, there still are sections of the country and the industry where the economy is soft and business is described as flat. However, with about 4.1
Sometimes a feeling or notion sets the tone for the design of a child's room. Maybe its the architecture of the home or the room itself that stirs emotion. Or perhaps it the magical furnishings that companies like Bratt Decor lovingly create. Check out our Chelsea Sleigh crib and pieces from our Dick & Jane Collections and see how they help to make these magical memories.
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.