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March 2008
Following in the footsteps of Nicole Richie and Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez called upon the experts at Hollywood favorite baby boutique Petit Tresor. The new mom opened a lengthy registry and had store owners help her design fabulous nurseries for the arrival of her twins!

So whats in store for the twins? J.Lo will keep her new baby boy wrapped in a cashmere cardigan, hat and bootie pants from Baby Cz, $279 and, of course, a matching pink set, $279, for the new fashionista of the family. The two newest members of the Anthony-Lopez clan will also have a set of Plain Marys Hunk and Babe onesies, $169.

For the nursery, the twins will dream away in Bratt Decor's Casablanca Premiere Cribs, $966 each, while Mom and Dad relax in Glam Gliders $1,420 each. And when they need changing, the twins will have a Clara changing table, $1,780. And why

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November 19, 2004
Stephen Bauer traveled almost 8,000 miles from South Africa to Baltimore to the land he now calls home. Trained as a commercial illustrator, he arrived in Baltimore 20 years ago, at the age of 21, with $1,200 in his wallet, and a dream to build a life in a new country.


Mary Sell grew up in Dundalk. Her mom couldn't read or write, but she did her best to support her family.


Life was difficult; we were very poor, Mary remembers. My mom worked as a maid on and off, and we also rented rooms in our house.


Mary worked at various jobs to get through high school and then college.


I went to school at Towson [University], she says. I received a Pell grant and worked two jobs. Mom died three weeks after I graduated college.


Mary took a job in marketing in Los Angeles where she learned the business from the bottom

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November 4, 2007
Think of a kid's room with a sea motif and you imagine the obvious: cute fish and billowing seaweed painted on the walls, a poster print or two of sailboats, a "Finding Nemo" bedspread.


But when it came to his own bedroom, 4-year-old Caden Ridenour got something out of the ordinary.


Because he's the fourth and youngest child in his family, his mom, Christa Ridenour, felt he deserved something special.
"He always got lots of leftovers and hand-me-downs," Ridenour reasoned.


She and her husband, Cary, decided to convert the office of their four-bedroom Foothills home into a fifth bedroom for Caden. Then, in search of some ideas, Christa paid a visit to one of her favorite Tucson stores.


Susan Luedtke, owner of The Stork's Nest of the Old Pueblo, a children's boutique, showed Ridenour some fish-themed bedding that seemed to capture Caden's personality.


"They're not your typical fish," Ridenour says of the design, which

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Spring 2013
Creating your baby’s nursery is an exciting time in your nesting stage. Here is where your inner artist can come to life, manifesting itself in a beautiful, peaceful space for your new baby-with your own unique touches. Mary Bauer (of Bratt Décor) shares some incredible inspiration rooms on the next few pages. The nursery is where you’ll spend a lot of time together, at least for the first few weeks of baby’s life. Sleeping will be the activity highest on baby’s list of things to do, followed closely by nursing. It suits you well to make the space as comfortable as possible. Forget the typical fads and cartoon characters that people traditionally go for. Open yourself up to the incredible options that will give your baby a strong and stylish start. Choose a focal point, something that stands out for you, or something that holds great sentimental meaning for you.

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August 29, 2013
The baby's crib now takes up the whole house, with nurseries and other special spaces that help parents mind their kids. Features several bratt decor nurseries, including our chelsea collection, and venetian four poster crib. visit wsj for full article.

shop baby friendly nurseries at brattdecor.com

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March 2011
Bratt President, Mary Bauer, made the television morning show circuit today, giving expectant moms quick tips to on creating their dream nursery space. She was on stations coast to coast, 28 in all. Bauer says that when designing a successful nursery you must first consider the space. Often the nursery is the smallest room in the house, and you want to maximize the space, by painting the room lighter colors and taking advantage of natural light. Second, you need to consider the functionality of the space. Basically, the baby needs to eat, sleep, and be changed. Setting up a well stocked changing station in advance is key to success. And, lastly, make the space personal. This room should make you feel connected. Consider adding some special momentos from your own childhood, perhaps your favorite bear, or your silver baby cup. "Every space should represent something of who you are, so

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March 21, 2011
How to Design a Star-Worthy Nursery on a Budget

Stars have access to the absolute best of everything, and it’s no exception when it comes to their little ones.
And from gilded cribs to silver velvet feeding chairs, nursery designer-to-the-stars Mary Bauer has seen it all.
Now, the president and CEO of Bratt Decor — she’s worked with everyone from Jennifer Lopez and Kourtney Kardashian to Ali Landry and Jewel — is ready to share some of her easy-to-follow tips and tricks to help you create a spectacular nursery for your little super star.
Check out her design secrets below.
Choose a great crib. Whatever your budget, don’t scrimp on the crib. Not only does it set the tone for the entire room, but it’s the place where your baby spends the most time without you so it should be a safe and comfortable space.
Celebs including Jennifer Lopez, Sean Combs and Dianne Farr are

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J'adore Featured in Palm Beach Illustrated
May 2013
Rock The Nursery 
Big Ideas For Petite Bundles 
Sleep Tight 
Bratt Decor's J'adore Crib-Cradle ($1,199) grows with your baby.

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January 2014
From the Top Award-Winning Parenting & Celebrity "Bump Watch" website, bellitchblog.com, comes the top 100 must have maternity and baby products. We are thrilled to have our very own Chelsea Lifetime crib in espresso chosen for their crib category. Click here to see all the winners. Bratt Decor is featured on page 59.

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November 5 - 12, 2007
'Dancing with the Stars,' Samantha Harris gives Life & Style an exclusive peek inside the room her new baby calls home.


As far as Samantha is concerned, her first baby, 1-month-old Josselyn, is a princess. So it's only fitting she have a regal room, completely furnished by Bratt Decor.


Josselyn sleeps in the gorgeous Chelsea Cradle in Buttermilk and will graduate to the Chelsea Sleigh crib in a few months time. Josselyn also has the Chelsea changing table with removable change top, which will grow with her for years to come.

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Fall 2006
Atlanta-based interior decorator Gretchen Edwards decorates hundreds of homes but when it came time for a very personal job she turned to Bratt Decor to make her decisions a little easier.



When it came time to decorate her first child's nursery, interior designer Gretchen Edwards had to deal with a hard to please client herself.



Atlanta-based interior designer Gretchen Edwards spends her days creating rooms for her clients to love. Making decorating decisions is routine business for her, but she wasnt so certain when it came time to create a nursery for hr own child. When you work with so many people with so many tastes, you end up being attracted to many styles and its hard to narrow down the choices, she says. It was more difficult to make a decision because I was worried that I'd come across a new idea or a new fabric that would wow

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October 2010
"Simple elegance always endures," says Boy O Boy children's boutique owner Michelle Jackson as she speaks to the creative process of designing a nursery.



The Jamaica Observer's Style Innovator of the Year, Jackson has partnered with Thursday Life DIY diva Angelie Martin-Spencer to create comfy-chic custom-designed spaces for both mum and baby under the banner of Distinctive Nursery Design.



Themselves no strangers to motherhood, the chicsters have sought to converge all the classic elements that are sure to make mum and baby's first memories even more precious.



Every detail is considered while bearing in mind the transition that baby will make to the toddler stage...nurseries are designed to grow with the baby.



"Everything put in a room adds to the simplicity and functionality of the space," Jackson says, noting that the absence of characters gives a timeless feel.



"She will enjoy this room when she's six months, six or 16," Jackson

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February 7, 2013
How did you get started in the children’s furniture business?

My husband, Stephen, and I began Bratt Decor in 1995 when we were expecting our very first baby. The world of designer looks for children has really blossomed over the past 18 years, but back then, there was nothing—no Pottery Barn Kids, no Restoration Hardware, no Contemporary Designs, nothing. We decided to start our own company, believing that if you gave moms sophisticated choices for a truly designer nursery experience, they would respond. You can’t imagine what an unusual concept that was at the time. People thought we were crazy.
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Where do you look for inspiration for new ideas?

I look at fashion, art and pop culture. Really, all design is connected, and ultimately, I think it’s all an outward reflection of the universal experiences we all walk through daily. For example, when the huge economic meltdown happened a few years back, everything

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May 2007
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

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November 2010
Courtney Mazza, red hot girlfriend of Mario Lopez, is featured on the cover and in this in depth article that covers everything from cravings to the nursery. "Bratt Decor helped design the nursery and they went above and beyond what I expected. It's my favorite room in the house. I go in there now and take my laptop and sit on the rocking chair. I'll take Julio in and w'ell just hang out, it's so peaceful." Says Mazza of her Bratt Decor designer nursery.



Check Courtney and Mario out in their newest show, "Saved by the Baby" on VH1.

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February 18, 2014
This past Saturday, Evelyn Lozada walked into her diamond and diaper themed baby shower. And, centered among all of the wonderment and beauty was our very own Venetian four poster crib. Upon their arrival to the Diann Valentine planned event, guests were greeted by a luxurious display of jeweled trees covered with white orchids, hanging glass balls and candles to complement the diamond details. Read the full article.

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May/June 2007
Our children are unquestionably the most important part of our lives. We want to do everything for them. We want to be everything to them. And we are willing to do almost anything to look like heroes in their eyes. This is the unspoken beauty of parenting. And of course, we want their bedrooms to be an expression of our children's personalities, to unite character with class. We want them to love their rooms, to feel connected to them.


Where individuality in a bedroom will be expressed by your unique ideas, there are some basic guidelines in a bedroom's design to balance form and function. Some local experts have offered their advice to help you successfully accomplish this goal.



The Basic Theme



Of course, being so passionate about our children can cause us to make some illogical decisions, especially when it comes to their interests and desires. If your eight year old son

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May 2011
White Out

A modern zone for the latest big thing (who just so happens to be pretty tiny).


Bratt Decor's Manhattan Bookcase was selected to headline the Modern Good Mom & Baby Space feature in May's Pregnancy & Newborn.

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January 2013
"I had the pleasure of designing the nursery room for AJ McLean's first baby, Ava Jaymes. AJ and Rochelle were so much fun to work with and I enjoyed every minute of it. From the pink and leopard bedding, jeweled accent pillows to the gold stump side table, this little room was designed to be edgy-sweet." Bratt Decor's Chelsea Lifetime crib and changer/dresser were chosen for this luxury, celebrity nursery.

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April/May 2010
Chelsea Lifetime Crib and Dresser/Changer are Maternity Must Haves

Each day that the waistline of an expectant mother expands a bit more only adds to the wonderment and excitement that accompanies the wait for baby. Some find solace in their last few
months of quiet, while others dive into preparations for the big day.




For me, the nesting stage begins the second the pregnancy test strip jump starts my heart rate with the a"rmation of what is to come, and lasts until I strap my seat belt on for the !nal trip to the hospital.




For this series I am sharing with you some great pieces I have discovered over my last two pregnancies: beautiful heirloom quality nursery pieces and décor, fashionable, fun and cozy !nds for newborns, and some great essentials that I think make the delivery and recovery a little more enjoyable.




I hope that you will enjoy these treasures as much

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December 24, 2006
Today's Hip Grandparents Spoil They're Grandkids and Themselves



I think about this: Just by waking up, you can be someone's hero. How lucky can you be? Every kid loves their grandparents. It's yours to blow.




Baka, Deeda, Oji, Gunga, Leelee, Uma, Zayda and Wahoo share something beyond membership in the baby-talk hall of fame: These Americans are allergic to the terms 'Grandfather' and 'Grandmother.'



Those well-trod names have become too old. At least for the 39 million baby boomers who are now exploring the even more youthful world of Babies 'R' Us.



'The name thing is an issue,' observes Chris Crosby, publisher of Grand, a magazine for grandparents. 'We all grew up in a culture that put a negative connotation on the terminology we used. Like 'Don't be such an old grandma.' You think of this old person hunched over in a rocker with a bun on her head. This generation is anything but

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November 2010
In the article entitled "Shoppers flock to Rhode Island for Infant Interiors, owner, Roselle McConnell shows off her high end shop that features top quality furniture and linens Check out Bratt Decor's beautiful venetian crib in antique white. She's a gifted designer and visionary, and we're so proud to count her among our prestigious clientele.

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June 2007
Bratt Decor designs gorgeous room decor that is pure luxury for your little angel. A favorite to the stars, Angelina and Bratt Pitt, Heidi Klum and Seal, Courtney Cox, and Marcia Cross's newest additions have all slept in cradles, cribs and nurseries by Bratt Decor, to name a few.


"Each Bratt product is designed by International artisan Stephen Bauer, whose unique works define Bratt Decor and have fueled the company's growth since its start in 1995. Today, in an age of fad and modern nursery design, Bratt Decor remains at the top of the baby industry with its elaborate designs, intricate detailing, superb craftsmanship, and unmatched quality."


To view this glowing write up visit Boutique Mom

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2008
Nursery By Design. Don't let the dizzying effects of color palettes and crib styles intimidate you. Take it one piece at a time, and soon you'll have the nursery of your dreams.


Today's nurseries break tradition by moving beyond gender-specific pastels and Mother Goose storylines, and taking a modern turn. Theres no need to limit yourself to customary
baby tones  design a nursery fit to your taste at a pace that suits you.


Contemporary Parenting


Born from a need to simplify our busy lives, today's baby sanctuaries keep it clean with a contemporary look. This industry shift moves away from visual over-stimulation and takes on a less-is-more mentality.


The mod look is super hot right now, says Lindsay Clark of childrens furniture store Bratt Decor, Baltimore. So much so that the company recently launched a new line dedicated to the
trend. Its focus is on clean lines and minimal

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April 2012
A spring tradition in Washington is the D.C. Design House makeover of a prominent home in the District. This year, a house that has been in the same family since the 1950s was made-over by 23 local designers and landscapers. A seven-bedroom Spring Valley house at 4951 Rockwood Parkway N.W. is this year's DC Design House. It's a fundrasier for the Children's National Medical Center. The nursery is a stunning contemporary vision designed by Elizabeth Krial and featuring Bratt Decor's grand soho crib with loft.

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