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
The Hot Moms Club and Pregnancy Magazine hosted a Backyard Chic, family friendly baby shower along with Betsy Russell and Adrienne Maloof-Nassif on Saturday, February 21st for Brooke and Charlie Sheen who welcomed twin boys on Saturday, March 14th Brooke was glowing with excitement and looking beautiful in an outfit by Pea in the Pod.
At the Baby Shower which was attended by a variety of celebrity friends including Paris Hilton, Christine Taylor with her 6-year-old daughter Ella, The Cast of Two and a Half Men including Jon Cryer with his son Charlie, Eric Dane, and baseball star Barry Bonds. Kids decorated cupcakes from Violets Cakes with baseballs and basketballs. Mixologist Natalie Bovis Nelson served up her signature non-alcoholic Preggatinis "; for guests and Samantha Barness with her team from Kitchen Kids; had the children creating their own healthy lunches with yummy O Organics food. Sheens daughters Sam,
A man's home might be his castle, but his children's rooms are their kingdoms, lavished nowadays with kiddie-customized accouterments from crib to computer station.
If a boy wants to sleep in a custom-built space ship, with fiber optic lighting and engine roar sound effects, he can. If a girl wants her bed in a super-sized doll house, she can have it, according to Diane DeWald, owner of Mega Kids Inc. in Park Shore Plaza. De Wald has been concocting the fantasy beds her clients request for the past 12 years, as well as providing more typical juvenile furniture in her 12,000 square-foot showroom.
It depends upon the age, she explained. Infants don't say much about their room design, she quipped, so the mothers make the nursery decisions. Right now, many are influenced by celebrity moms. They see what the stars have for their babies and they want the same for their own.
Go for the gold! That’s what I keep telling myself as I wrestle with my
latest nursery design for my little girl arriving in no time. I can’t
help but be inspired by the contrasting metals and shimmery metallics
that have made a huge splash in the world of interiors. And now, like
most hot trends, they’ve made their way into the world of nursery.
Fortunately for me, our favorite children’s furniture makers do not
disappoint! So the question remains, should I really go for a gold crib?
The Jenny Lind crib is a true classic. Seeing it painted in gold, as a DIY project on A Small Snippet, makes my heart skip a beat.
Bratt Decor has been rocking glamorous gold cribs from the very beginning. It’s no wonder why they often catch the attention of expecting celebrities.
Furniture design powerhouse Nursery Works recently debuted a stunning, modern crib named ...more>>
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Baby Zone.com dishes with celebrity designers and reveals the secrets of the nurseries of today's hottest stars and their babes. Bratt Decor's own, Mary Bauer discusses her contributions to the celebrity nurseries of Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony, Brook Burke among others.
Daine Farr returned from her June honeymoon in the Maldives with a special souvenier: a baby on the way! And it's a good thing: The star who plays FBI agent Megan Reeves on season two of the CBS hit Numb3rs, could hardly wait to start a family with her new hubby, marketing executive, Seung Chung. Seung got me an ovulation kit for Valentine's day, for months before we got married! Diane, 33, tells Life & Style.
Their baby boy is not due until March, but Diane, a former interior designer, already has the nursery finished, down to the last detail. Her favorite purchase? A metal crib. "It's antique gold and very simple, the most beautiful crib I've ever seen," says Diane. The angel cutout that rests behind it was a find at a yard sale 10 years ago.
As for the color scheme, the actress stayed away from the usual
What makes Bratt Decor unique simple and classic style paired with quality craftsmanship.
The functionality of the line as well as it's ability to be gender neutral is amazing. For example, my daughter Henley has the Heritage Crib in white with the bunny finials. If my next child is a boy, I just trade out the bunnies for airplane finials and it is now for a boy.
Most convertible cribs will convert to toddler beds, but let's face it they really are not very attractive. With the conversion rails (sold separately) The Bratt Decor wooden cribs convert to the sweetest little toddler beds. Also, another genius design element is that many of the dressers actually have a changing table that attaches to the top and can be removed later. We have the Jane Crib and Dresser Changer in my other daughters room (yes they're twins) , with the crib converting to a
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/
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.
Despite a few normal nerves - about baby naming, that little event called childbirth, and the ins and outs of breastfeeding - Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz loves being pregnant. She even slowed for a few minutes to tell us exactly why....
She also gives an intimate look into her star studded baby shower and shares favorite gifts, one of them a Zanzibar rocking cradle by Bratt Decor.
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
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
Bratt Decor's beautiful chelsea lifetime in iron shines in this fantastic article honoring the richness and luster of metallics. "Whether you prefer the glitz of radiant gold or the history of burnished bronze, metallics give a rich luster to a room that few materials can emulate. What began as an accessory trend, with antique silver frames and gilded mirrors, can now be seen in wall coverings, fabrics and large-scale furniture and in colors that go beyond nature’s creations with luminescent purples, blues and greens."
Fox 4-Good Day Morning Show Make Room For Baby
October 4, 2006
Susie homemaker transformed an office space into a beautiful nursery in this month's makeover special. Bratt Decor's Pink Scalloped Jane Mirror was one of the featured products on the Fox 4 morning show, Good Day, the number 1 morning news show in Dallas/Fort Worth.
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.