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.
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
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
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;
Marcia Cross recalls options she considered when she was Desperate to get pregnant, including adoption and a sperm donor. Instead, she says in an upcoming Health article, she and hubby Tom Mahoney "decided to skip our honeymoon and try in vitro after the wedding" clearly a winning strategy, as their twin girls turn one on Feb. 20.... On the verge of popping out two mini booty-shakers of her own, Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony are pimping out their awaited babies' nurseries at their various homes. Stylistic touches include 18-karat gilded trim, hand-embroidered bedding and French-inspired cribs by Bratt Crib. Total cost, according to Page Six? $120 Gs.... New mom Christina Aguilera is already in the gush phase, telling People that baby Max "completely changed my life." No word yet on what that entails; I can only hope it means a return to her dirrrrty days in dreads.
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
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.
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.
LA Daily News.com Where to buy hip cribs for your baby
April 6, 2007
Bratt Decor's hip designs topped this trendy list.
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).
Former Baywatch and Melrose Place star David Charvet and American television personality and model, Brooke Burke, welcomed a third child, a daughter.
Heaven Rain Charvet sleeps in the ultimate girlie nursery, in the ultimate girlie crib, Bratt Decor's Jane baby crib in white.
Check out Heaven Rain's adorable nursery featured in In Touch.
Pregnancy Magazine Embrace The Changes: Luxurious Dressing Tables for Every Type of Tot
December 2008/ January 2009
Classic: Bratt Decor's Casablanca Collection Classic Changing Chest in Antique White makes changing diapers a downright elegant activity.
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!
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
Baby Style. Bratt's gorgeous Chelsea sleigh crib and changer are the number one choice for the "Traditional Nursery," as Victorian glamour is combined with a modern interpretation from Bratt's designer Stephen Bauer, a hand applied patina in stunning antique silver.
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