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Mary and Stephen Bauer were recognized by Baltimore SmartCEO as one of Baltimore's 50 Fastest Growing Companies! Congratulations to the Bauer's and Bratt Decor!
Bratt Decor designs and sells furniture and accessories for babies and children. The company's goal is to bring high design aesthetics found in other segments of the furniture
market to the children's market. Bratt Decor designs and manufactures a wide range of furnishings and sells them directly through its stores and Web site.
KEY FACTORS OF COMPANY'S CURRENT GROWTH
Growth is hard, a true blessing, but is constantly challenging. Over the past three years, the company has grown from a staff of about seven to more than 30, and dealing with the fallout of that alone has been an education. Additionally, Bratt Decor has opened offices in Asia and has had to learn to manage staff and
factories internationally. It requires lots of travel
Fox 45 News anchor Jennifer Gilbert is expecting and this chic mommy-to-be has chosen Bratt Decor to furnish her nursery.
"There really is nothing else out there in terms of high-end, luxury nursery furniture," says Gilbert about her haute decision.
Gilbert chose the entire Chelsea collection--a cradle, crib, toddler conversion kit, convertible changer/dresser, and armoire, all in espresso. As well as a Zanzibar cradle, and custom bedding sets by Lulla Smith (sold online and at Bratt Boutiques)
"We really love our furniture! The espresso is such a rich color. Its perfect!" she says.
Jennifer is due late this summer. And boy, will her new babe be sleeping in style!
To find and purchase items that Jennifer bought for her nursery go to our online store, or just click on the "how to buy" button in the menu, and browse under the Chelsea collection, Cradles, and Bedding.
Ali Landry literally burst onto the scene when she starred in a now-classic Doritos Super Bowl commercial and became instantly famous as the Doritos Girl. Ten years, innumerable career highlights and one adorable two-year-old daughter later, Ali has lost none of her energy or drive. In fact, she just launched Belle Parish, a childrens clothing line due out in Spring 2010.
Here, Ali gives us the scoop on her and her daughter Estelas Top 10 baby items:
1. Fave baby ride: Ive got four, a Bugaboo, a Chicco, a Jeep and a Silvercross. For the next baby, I would love to try an Uppa Baby stroller or an Orbit.
2. Fave crib: Bratt Decor. It is so gorgeous, I wish she could stay in it forever!
3. Fave sippy cup: The new Tilty sippy cup and Mabels Labels to make sure she doesnt lose it!
Madonna, Cindy Crawford, and Heather Locklear are just a few of the celebrity moms with kids we love to watch. You can be sure these moms want the finest in room decor for their babies and children. This desire has probably helped fuel a race to bring luxurious kids furniture and accessories to market.
We're not sure how many new parents will actually pop for the $28,000 castle bed featured in the 2000 issue of the Neiman Marcus Catalog.
But they might opt for some of the more affordable, though still plush items for babies and children that are currently available. Just what are the trends in opulence for kids? Currently in fashion is the Italian villa look using warm color-washed walls in golden yellows and furnished with trendy wrought iron furniture (such as the baby changing table from Bratt Decor pictured at right).
Another trend is hot colors. One recent Designer Showhouse
On tonight's episode of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, Tori & Dean are at Bel Bambini in West Hollywood shopping for Stella. Bel Bambini worked with Tori and Dean to decorate Stellas nursery with the finest furniture and accessories featured in the store. Following are items that are featured in the nursery:
Bratt Decor Jane Book Case ($520.50), Casablanca daybed ($750.50), Casablanca Wardrobe with armoire glass ($1496.00)
Newport Cottages Cape Cod Roses White Crib ($1364) and Celine Changer in White ($1330)
Monte Design Luca Glider ($895) and Ottoman ($385)
Green Frog Art Versailles Cradle ($450)
Argington Fuji Toy Box ($420)
Peg Perego Aria Twin 60/40 / Red ($369)
Cariboo Classic Basinet ($360) with Babystar Tag Pink Bag
Maddie Boo Moses Basket ($180)
Life & Style will be revealing Stellas nursery very soon in an upcoming issue.
What does it take to put together a fantastic nursery? It turns out you don't need a huge budget, interior designer pals or even a perfect space--just a little creativity and sense of what will work for your family. In fact, the whole process was a lot easier than P&N's very pregnant AMY BRAYFIELD expected it to be--which is a good thing, since she waited till pretty much the last possible minute to prep her own nursery.
Things to consider.....
You're going to need a crib and a storage center, but beyond that, think about what you and your baby will really need. Some moms can forego, say, a changing table completely, while other moms swear their changing table was an essential they couldn't live without.
When it comes to furniture, the key is to think about how you'll really use it. If it's important to you to be able to move
Bratt Decor is thrilled to announce they will be debuting their stellar label of infant furnishings in Europe at this year's Kind+Jugend show. Designer, Stephen Bauer has created exciting new designs especially for the European market which promise to dazzle. Bratt Decor is the leader in sophisticated, opulence in baby. A long time darling of Hollywood, their designs continue to reign supreme because of the timeless quality. Both wrought iron and wood is used in their collections, which includes cribs, changers, armoires and more.
Each piece is an original design of Mr. Bauer and offers stunning, original finishes and details not seen elsewhere. Bratt Decor has been making furnishings for baby since 1995 and are the gold standard in terms of safety, quality and designer excellence.
Visit them in Hall 10.1, R508, and at www.brattdecor.com
Former Miss USA, model, actress and now mommy to 2-year old daughter Estela, has chosen Bratt Decors fine youth furnishings to fill her daughters room yet again. Bratt Decor has always been Landrys furniture company of choice when it came to her daughter. Bratt Decors stunning Venetian Crib was the mainstay of Estelas gorgeous nursery room.
The current issue of People Magazine, on stands today, features candid shots of Ali Landry and Estela playing in the amazing, vintage-inspired childrens play room. Estelas room was inspired by Alis childhood in the Southits classic, traditional, and whimsical.
The room is phenomenal, a true dreamland, said Landry.
The play room includes Bratt Decors Blu Storage Cubbies, Jane Bookcase, and wrought iron Casablanca Day Bed. Bratt Decor is my choice for any childs room, says celebrity designer Gemma Touchstone who has turned to Bratt Decor for many of her celebrity projects in the past.
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
What a great time we had in NYC with Trista Sutter and other magnificient mommies at Jessica Denay's book launch for "Hot Moms to be Handbook." Lots of pampering and posh people. The fashion show was spectacular and Bratt Decor's chelsea cradle in white was the crowd favorite. Bratt Decor is donating an entire nursery complete with the venetian wrought iron crib in antique white, chelsea 7 drawer dresser and chelsea armoire. For more information, or to enter to win, go to http://www.momtobesweepstakes.com/
J'adore Bratt Decor
The gorgeous little iron oval crib, is now available from Bratt Decor.
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
New parents spend between $5,000 and $15,000 to decorate Baby's nursery, according to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, driving a $7.3 billion industry. That's a lot of money to spend on a room Junior can't enjoy until he's crawling.
Parents spend a lot of time in their new baby's room, which is why some parents consider their own decorating likes and dislikes when creating a nursery.
Sarah Horn, owner of SHA, said parents are looking for custom pieces to put in nurseries. "People are liking to create their own now, versus buying something off the shelf," she said. "Once somebody realizes they can really put their personal touch on it, they tend to like it."
Including Mom and Dad's personality in nursery decor gives the room a comfortable and personal feel. It also creates a space they enjoy spending time in-and they will be spending a lot of time in it.
It's surreal to be getting ready for twins--I can't believe it's actually happening.
Charlie is a baseball fanatic, so we decided to go with a subtle baseball theme for the nursery. We told our designer that we didn't want anything too over the top, and she struck the perfect balance between sporty and sophisticated. Simple touches like the adorable baseball lamps are fun but subtle.
Charlie was very involved in the planning; he cares about all the little details. He wanted to make sure that the carpet was nice and plush! And the twin glider rocking chairs and ottomans will be perfect for baseball watching with the boys!
It's hard to name my favorite part of the nursery, but I love the sleek cribs and changer from Bratt Decor's Blu Collection! They look like they will stand up to the destruction of two boys. And I am also super excited
Bratt Decor's beautiful and versatile Chelsea Lifetime in iron was featured in this article entitled, "Sleep Well Baby". The article highlights such great features as convertibility to a full size bed, multiple heights for the mattress, and three stunning finishes: antique silver, espresso and white.
When Mary Bauer was pregnant with her first child in 1995, she did what most new parents do--searched for the right nursery furniture. But for Mary and her husband, Stephen, that search proved futile.
"The face of juvenile furniture was very different," Mary said. "We were trying to find sophisticated, well-designed baby furniture. But it was either very high-end European or Babies "R" Us. There was nothing in between."
After finding nothing that suited their tastes, Stephen, who at the time was working as a commercial illustrator but has a background in furniture making in his native South Africa, designed a crib from scratch--a four-poster iron crib with ostrich feathers. The couple realized there were likely others parents out there that wanted the same level of sophistication and elegance for their nurseries, so the couple formed Bratt Decor. "We incorporated while I was still pregnant," Mary said.
The customer was clearly in a dilemma when she walked through the shop's door.
What can one possibly purchase as a baby shower gift when the sex of the tiny newcomer is still unknown?
Debbie Melnikoff was quick with her answer.
The owner of Dream Baby Boutique on the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall in Winchester propelled her customer toward a wall covered with Loved Baby apparel -- a neutral-colored, mix-and-match clothing line for infants, whether they're made of either snips and snails, or sugar and spice.
Customers "love the 'Loved Baby' butt on the pants," Melnikoff said with a laugh, indicating miniature pairs of rompers with the logos emblazoned on the seats.
Another display features a menagerie of stuffed animals with fuzzy faces and in a variety of species, including ducks, giraffes, bears, frogs and, the most popular item, according to Melnikoff, an impish monkey. They are also available as teethers and are washable,
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!
Why It's Cool: Halle Berry loved this elegant crib in espresso so much, she bought two -- one for each of her California homes in Malibu and the Hollywood Hills. Dancing with the Stars co-host Samantha Harris also purchased the classic piece for her baby girl Josselyn's nursery.
Where to Buy: The Bratt Decor Chelsea Sleigh Crib costs $1,452.
If you're expecting for the first time, you may be wondering how one tiny infant can require so much stuff! Between new furniture, stockpiles of essentials such as diapers and wipes, shower gifts of toys and clothes, not to mention the car seat, swing, bassinet, play yard& whew!, you may have noticed your home rapidly filling up with all of baby's things whether or not you've actually had the baby yet! As your child grows, and accumulates more stuff namely toys, which get bigger and bigger your living quarters may begin to feel a little cramped! So, what's a new mom to do?
Resolve to simplify your life this year by starting it off right -- with an organized nursery. Sure, things are bound to get a little messy (okay, very messy) once your little one arrives, but if you have items in place to help keep