Many adjectives can apply to a nursery. Sweet, practical, efficient? Sure. Elegant, luxurious, indulgent? Not usually. But it's the latter group of descriptors that Shannon Jernigan wanted for the room of her son, Cole.
The lavish design started with soft green and blue polka-dot fabrics that the Birmingham, Alabama, homeowner found irresistible. For Shannon, the fact that they were silks not the thrown-in-the-washing-machine cottons typically found in nurseries only added to the appeal. I like things dressy, explains Shannon, who worked with designer Jenny Edwards on the room.
Dressy Cole's room is, swathed in silks that beautifully harmonize with the silvery sparkle of the baby cups, rattles, and picture frames that accessorize shelves. The Bratt Decor crib gains added stature with flowing panels draped over wooden rods attached to the wall. The Roman shade above the window seat has gentle folds and layers that play off the poufy style of
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.
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;
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.
Bratt Decor, a national company creating gorgeous children's furnishings, teams up with Extreme Makeover Home Edition to create a dream nursery for one lucky family.
Bratt Decor's designer, Stephen Bauer was on site last week in Ohio. A young widower, with three small girls, received an extreme makeover and Bratt Decor was the chosen company to create a dream nursery for 6 month old Presley.
Bratt Decor, who has been designing gorgeous children's furnishings for over 10 years and selling to hundreds of retailers around the globe. Their designs are world famous.
The design team chose Bratt Decor's gorgeous wrought iron crib, Casablanca Premiere as the centerpiece for the room. Other pieces included our changing chest with gold cherub drawer pulls, armoire, night stand, book case, and wall shelf.
"The room was heartbreakingly beautiful and the entire experience was incredible," says designer Stephen Bauer. "Working with Daniel, the show's newest designer was
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.
Pregnancy Magazine Sweetest Dream
Bratt Decor's Jane Bookcase in white is featured as the ideal accent peice for this sweet nursery, just for her.
New In Town. Bratt Decor, the on-line, high-end infant and toddler furniture and accessory store favored by stars (Heidi Klum, Tori Spelling and Courtney Cox are customers), recently opened its first retil store in our area (another is in Baltimore). At the nearby location, near Tysons, the style is high. Find the basics: animal-shaped soaps, books, bedding, birth announcements and night lights (from $4.50 to $230), and the not-so-basics: Venetian iron cribs ($875), leather kiddie club chairs in pink and red ($180), tricked-out trikes ($249) and a vintage, pram-inspired doll carriage ($700). Our favorite fantasy find: the stunning Silver Cross pram with an equally stunning price tag ($4,000).
Why Your Bratt Decor Crib Is a Safe Choice For Baby
Choosing your baby’s crib is a huge responsibility, and chief among the considerations is safety. Babies spend more time alone in their crib then any other environment, so ensuring that this space is safe is essential. Even if you are on a tight budget, we do not recommend purchasing used or older model cribs. They probably don’t meet current safety standards, and you have no way of knowing if the structure or hardware has been compromised. There are plenty of places to save money in the nursery, but the crib is not the place to do so. When you purchase a Bratt Décor crib, you can rest assured that you are not only making a beautiful and timeless choice, you are making a safe and responsible choice for your baby.
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
Pregnancy & Newborn Fun-n-Funky This bold nursery is a festive fun zone for your little boy or girl
Add color to your nursery with fun paintings and accessories and don't forget the furniture too! Bratt Decor's Heritage 5 Drawer Dresser in Cherry Red is featured here as a colorful, funky option! This dresser is a great place to hide extra blankets, burp cloths, diapers and clothes!
Put any three girls in the same bedroom and you can expect territorial disputes, squabbles over toys, and identity crises. Wage peace with a pretty-in-pastel retreat that clearly gives each girl her domain.
For individuality each of these big, chunky beds is dressed slightly differently in a mix of florals, stripes, and ruffles. The look is unified with identical pink coverlets and floral shams.
Pink and flowers are certainly sweet, but this room is far from saccharine. The biggest jolt of color is the yellow that splashes the upper walls; pink plays only a supporting rolea cheerful solution for girls who are still growing and for busy parents who may lack the time to redo the room when the pink phase passes. Scallop-edged painted furnishings by Bratt Décor, coupled with accessories unearthed at antiques stores also lend a more mature look.
Fuction is important too. Hatboxes provide storage with style, while the
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
Project Nursery dishes about the wow factor of round cribs. In a recent article they say "Many parents choose the crib to be the focal point of the nursery, after all it's going to be the favorite resting space of the real star of the nursery - your baby! Using a round crib automatically takes your nursery design up a notch and will be the first thing people notice when they enter the space. And, I don't know about you, but I find something inherently cozy about the round shape." We agree and are thrilled to see both our Chelsea Darling Oval Cribs and J'adore Iron Oval (metal) baby crib among their favorites. Visit brattdecor.com to see our beautiful oval cribs/cradle/daybed options.
Nate shows a viewer how to re-creat a nursery for twins similar to the beautiful room Jennifer Lopez created for her twins. Nate used Bratt Decor's casablanca premiere cribs, just as Jennifer did, and dressed them with Little Bunny Blue linens. To see the episode go to thenateshow.com and search "celeb baby rooms"
Thank you! In 2005, Bratt Decor's baby cribs and kid's beds were voted as Reader's Favorites in Baby & Children's Product News magazine. This year, we did it again, with our case goods. We work so hard on all of our designs, and we are so grateful that you love them. We will continue to create all of your favorite's.