Furniture is perhaps the biggest purchase, both in size and price that parents make for their children's rooms.
According to New York-based Easy Analytic Software Inc., youth bedroom furniture will have one of the biggest sales increases of all furniture products between 2006 and 2011. In fact, only entertainment furniture is expected to see greater sales increases.
Both youth bedroom and infant furniture are expected to grow sales faster than the 27% projected for all furniture in the next five years. EASI projects a 29.5% increase in sales of youth bedroom, from $5.08 billion in 2006 to $6.58 billion in 2011 and a 28.5% increase for infant furniture, from $1.18 billion last year to $1.52 billion in 2011.
Even though the projected numbers and some manufacturers are optimistic, there still are sections of the country and the industry where the economy is soft and business is described as flat. However, with about 4.1
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
Designer Tracy Hutson transforms the boys' bedroom in one family's home into a cozy, girly nursery that the mom-to-be goes gaga for. Using furniture from Bratt Decor's Jane line in pink, this room is all girl!
Fans of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are used to watching Tracy Hutson completely overhaul run-down homes for deserving families. For this project, however, the designer and author of Feathering the Nest: Tracy Hutson's Earth-Friendly Guide to Decorating Your Baby's Room didn't have to do major demolition or reconstruction. This labor of love involved teaming up with REDBOOK to warm up the nursery in Teresa and Scott Humr's home, in Twentynine Palms, CA.Teresa, a full-time mom to Caleb, 4, and Noah, 2, was expecting her first girl, Zoe Elizabeth (due date: June 22, 2009), and wanted to dress up the nursery, a room her two boys once shared. Our help was necessary because Scott, an
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.
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."
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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
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,
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.
Versatility and multifunction have always been big in youth furniture. Lofts, under-bed drawers and trundle beds all make keeping a kid's room organized and user friendly an easier task. But the furniture in today's market goes beyond solving storage and space issues, offering a life span through college and beyond.
A MATURE SENSIBILITY
Youth Furniture manufacturers, keen on parent's tight purse strings, are introducing collections that easily transition through the years. Youth furnishings are built with a lot of versatility, says Jackie Hirschhaut, vice president of the American Home Furnishing Alliance (AHFA), High Point, N.C. I think what manufacturers are trying to do is come up with looks that are appealing to youngsters as well as teens, so that a parent can hopefully make a single investment and have it satisfy the child throughout that period.
At Broyhill Furniture Industries which recently launched a comprehensive children's line, Ready, Set, Grow
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.
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.
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/
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Bratt Decor, located in Belvedere Square, creates gorgeous, designer looks, for Hollywood's A-List Babies!
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
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.
Today’s grandparents are younger, healthier, and far more active than ever. And this generation of parents absolutely love it! We see mothers and daughters shopping together for not one, but two nurseries. This is because grandma, or more often, Gigi, is putting a nursery in her house too. With many new moms holding down full time jobs, it’s an amazing gift to have grandparents that can help with children. It just makes sense to have a dedicated space in the grandparents home for baby. Today’s nurseries are so much more design oriented than baby rooms of the past. There are beautiful furniture collections in every style imaginable, tons of luxury crib bedding collections, amazing art, floor coverings, lighting, and more. So, with so much to choose from, what do you really need?
First on the list is to purchase a new crib that meets all the current safety standards. This is
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
Last week "Moderndad" mentioned the prams Jennifer Lopez has for her new twins, but there are other baby products to gawk at in the People Magazine article too. For instance, the matching "Casablanca Cribs" in the nursery. Even though the picture in People makes it look like neither child has ever spent a moment of their lives in the cribs.
The Casablanca Premier crib is adjustable, meets all the US safety requirements and has a drop front gate that's integrated into the "scroll bar." And if a big, vintage-looking metal crib with a lot of ornate scrolls matches your design style, then this is the crib for you.
The Casablanca Premier is available as a custom order in burnished gold, silver or satin white for $950 from Bratt Decor.
With Bachelor season in full swing, we thought we would catch up with the franchise’s most successful Bachelorette, Trista Sutter. Believe it or not, 17 seasons after it all began, Trista is still the only person to actually find a spouse on the show.