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
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.
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.
Designing your nursery is a wonderful experience and can help you grow even closer to your baby, as you begin to imagine them in the beautiful space you create. Hanging tiny outfits in the closet, dressing the crib, and hanging art make it all so real. But, sometimes creating the perfect space can be overwhelming and stressful. Bratt Decor has added an amazing feature, DESIGN BOARD, to their website, making creating your space stress free and fun. With this feature, designing moms and dads everywhere, can add any furnishings or décor from our site, choose floor coverings, (we have a variety of hardwoods, wall to wall carpets and rugs), wall coverings (choose any paint color, wall paper, etc), and so much more. Changing the wall color has never been this easy. We’ve also added a feature that will allow the user to upload any thing they’d like to add by
Project Nursery asked Bratt Decor's Mary Bauer, for some tips in designing a baby room that will your child will not outgrow too soon. Here's her smart advice.
1. Choose a Sophisticated Color Palette. Think beyond pink and blue, and try a bold, beautiful black palette. Black furnishings are sophisticated, neutral, and wear oh, so well. Colors pop, so if your heart is set on pink or blue, pop them in without sacrificing sophistication.
2. Pick Classic Patterns. Adorn your walls with classic looks and add in age-appropriate toys and accents that speak to the stage your child is enjoying at the moment.
3. Consider Non-Traditional Lighting. We are swooning over this rose globe drop pendant that is romantic and sculptural. This is not what you’d think of for a nursery, but it works! It will continue to work and look amazing as your babe grows.
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.
Mary Bauer and her husband Stephen claim their story started like many others. Young, in love, and expecting their first child, they excitedly set about creating their dream nursery. It was 1995 and choices were limited. Designer baby furniture simply didn't exist, so they invented it themselves. Bratt Decor was born, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Sold exclusively at Gigi Brooks in the UK, Bratt Decor offers timeless, elegant and original furniture for your baby's nursery. We sat down with Mary to find out more about this exquisite brand and the husband and wife team behind its success.
What inspires you?
Everything. I’m inspired by the love of a new family, the washed out colours of an old barn, and the never-ending symphony that is nature all around us. ??
What do you love most about designing nursery furniture???
I love knowing how it will touch the lives and hold
Bratt Decor is thrilled to announced that the most viewed nursery of 2015, according to Project Nursery, features our very own Joy iron baby bed in distressed white. This Dainty soft and sweet space is feminine and light. The beautiful windows flood the space in natural light and are flanked by silky pink curtains. We love the free form art collection created by open frames over the crib. We also had the honor of being featured in another highly viewed nursery: Gold Glittery Nursery with fun metallic polka dots and featuring Bratt Decor's venetian crib in antique white. Other notable baby spaces include Lucy's Gray, Coral and Gold Nursery and Isla's Modern Neutral Golden Nursery.
images courtesy of Project Nursery
Bratt Decor Featured in Pregnancy & Newborn's Registry Guide
Bratt Decor is so excited to have our Belvedere Glider featured in Pregnancy & Newborn's Registry Guide this Spring.
Safely and securely adding a mirror to the nursery can make the room look larger, brighter, and more sophisticated. Also, babies just love to look at themselves. Here’s what you need to know to add a beautiful mirror to your baby’s room.
Securely fasten the mirror to the wall. This is the most important detail when adding mirrors, artwork or any decor that could fall. A cable wire hung across a single hook or nail is completely out of the question. Thread wire through D hooks on the back of the mirror and tie it off. Note, each D hook will need its own hook in the wall. Always hang your mirror on a stud. Make sure you are using hangers that are rated to handle the weight of your mirror. When mirror is in position, Run your wire through the hangers and secure.
Designing a nursery is a labor of love. A few careful considerations at the beginning can save you both time and money along the way. Check out these 8 elegant nurseries that will grow with your child and look amazing along the way.
1. consider non traditional lighting. We are swooning over this rose globe drop pendant, that is romantic and sculptural. This is not what you'd think of for a nursery, but it works. It will continue to work and look amazing as your child grows.
2. Pick classic patterns: Adorn your walls with classic looks and add in age appropriate toys and accents that speak to the stage your child is enjoying at the moment.
3. Choose a Sophisticated Color Pallet: Think beyond pink and blue, and do a bold adult color. Dark charcoal gray is sophisticated and enduring.
Bratt Decor is the most exclusive nursery furnishings company in the world offer timeless and exquisite furniture and decor for your little one. However, modern is not your first thought when you think of Bratt. This month, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine has selected our beautiful tuxedo floor lamp as their pick for a modern nursery. Yes, we are timeless and tend to avoid trends that will be over all too quickly, but if its an exquisite look, we have it. Even modern!
When the Juvenile Products and Manufacturers Association, asked Bratt Decor, owner, Mary Bauer, to write about creating a safe nursery, she was all to happy to lend her experience and expertise to the task.
10 Simple Rules When Designing Your Nursery
Designing your dream nursery is indeed a labor of love. However, with all things baby, safety is always your first concern. Arm yourself with these 10 simple rules so that your room will not only be beautiful and reflective of your personal style, but also a safe and secure place for your baby.
Always Use A Crib That Meets Current Safety Standards: This is the place where your baby will spend the most time alone, and it is so important to know that the crib you are using is in the best and safest condition possible. But, if you must use a secondhand crib, make sure it meets current safety standards
Bratt Decor's casablanca iron/metal crib in vintage gold is listed among the fav's for smart sleeping solutions. This classic crib converts to both a daybed and toddler bed and is available in vintage gold, distressed white, pewter, and distressed black.
Pink and gold have reigned supreme in baby girl nurseries for quite sometime, but Tamera Mowry's gorgeous rendition, designed by Ms. Shalena Smith of Gaga Designs, is in a league of its own. The tone on tone pink striped walls set the stage for the gorgeous white carved lifetime crib by Bratt Decor, which is draped in silk suspended from a golden crown. The luxurious custom designed silk bedding, with gold bows, by Bratt Decor, finishes the look with understated elegance. Other great touches like the personalized ceiling medallion, crystal chandelier and ultra luxe rocker add sophistication and comfort. We love the personal touches throughout, like the tiny stool in the corner which Tamera has had for years.
See it all at tameramowry.com
Baltimore Magazine Bratt Decor Voted Best of 2003
Baltimore Magazine voted us, Bratt Decor, the best place for nursery and kids furniture two years running. Thanks, Baltimore!
Fit Pregnancy Holiday Guide
Fit Pregnancy features our dick baby crib in the hot new color "cherry red."Beautiful!
Pregnancy/Baby Year's Buyer's Guide Dick Crib
Our dick crib was reviewed and found to be of amazing quality, value and design!
Pregnancy Magazine What the Stars Are Buying
Why, Bratt Decor, of course. Pregnancy Magazine tells you what our Hollywood clients are buying, who most recently include Charlie Sheen and Courtney Cox!
Pregnancy Magazine Tickled Pink!
Pregnancy Magazine chose our Jane collection in pink for this fantasy girly girl nursery! Very Sweet.
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.