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.
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.
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Hollywood Style Right Here In Baltimore
CBS Morning Show WJZ
Bratt Decor, located in Belvedere Square, creates gorgeous, designer looks, for Hollywood's A-List Babies!
Bratt Decor's President & design guru shares design tips for creating the ultimate nursery!
And Ali Landry talks about the launch of her new children's clothing line and her magical room makeover for daughter Estella, sponsored in part by Bratt Decor.
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.
With her due date quickly approaching, and the probability of an early delivery looming, Hot Moms Club introduced Brooke Sheen to Amanda Moore and her interior design firm re:place to create a dream nursery for the beautiful twin boys that she and Charlie Sheen welcomed into the world this Spring.
The Sheen's stressed the priority of comfort to their design team at re:place, which started with the plush 100% natural wool wall-to-wall carpet that covers the entire nursery. Little crawling knees will be very grateful! Brooke and Charlie wanted the perfect pair of comfortable gliders, for bonding, feeding, and of course for watching ESPN highlights. They chose Serena & Lilys ultra comfortable and stylish Henry Gliders with matching ottomans. The nearby Bratt Decor Casablanca Daybed creates yet another space for kicking up ones feet for cuddle time. On the daybed is a mix of brown and blue Serena & Lily
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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."
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
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.
Little Crown Interiors highlights 10 hot design trends for nursery to try right now. From bold art to sweet monograms to modern pops of color, they show you how to create the hottest crib in town. Bratt Decor is thrilled to have been featured in 3 of the 10 hottest trends.
Bratt Decor offers the most stylish, safe and high quality furnishings and decor for baby. Shop brattdecor.com
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!
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
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!
The biggest change I've noticed in the world over the last five years, would be the world wide awakening that has happened as far as our responsibility to this earth, and how we can evoke positive changes. I have to say, that I am thrilled with this new state of being. I am a nature lover, most peaceful in the mountains, and being half Lumbee Indian, I always felt a special connection to the earth, the forest, the rivers, the air . . . So, naturally I've tried to incorporate respect for the earth in all areas of my life, including my business. And, as more and more demand for eco friendly products emerge, so do the resources to create them. That is one of the reasons I love business, it will make available what we demand, and if our consciousness turns toward more responsible behavior,
Dancing With the Stars and E! News correspondent Samantha Harris has kept an online journal for Fitness Magazine highlighting her workout routine, pregnancy, and all of its joys.
On a recent post Samantha wrote "We've done a little more prepping for the baby. We have our cradle (so cute in dark brown wood by Bratt Decor), and we will get our crib and changing table soon, also by Bratt."
Samantha purchased Bratt Decor's entire Chelsea collection in Buttermilk--cradle, crib, toddler conversion kit and changer/dresser.
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,