Everyone in the know, knows Kids Today is an industry standard for news from the kid world. We are so thrilled they highlighted one of our favorite retailers, Sugarplum Dreams this month. We love the photographs of the chelsea rocking cradle and casablanca premiere heirloom iron crib. The article highlighting the ABC Spring Conference was great, and we were so happy that they put the spotlight on our gorgeous little manhattan dresser, in sable. Oh, so rich!
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.
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
Mompreneur-- Local mom Mary Bauer began creating European-inspired infant furniture in 1995. Today, the company has blossomed into a multi-million dollar company with an international presence. Donna Hamilton and Stan Stoval talk to Bauer about balancing her life as mom, wife and CEO, her baby furniture designs, the latest trends and working with Hollywood's biggest stars.
If you're awaiting a visit from the fabled stork, join the club. There are more than 73 million moms or moms-to-be in the US today, ranging in age from teen years to 40-plus. While each and every one of them is going to need at least one crib, a changing table, and a rocking chair, the demand for baby goods doesn't stop there.
Grandparents also play a major role in spending and "are expected by 2010 to be 80 million strong and spending $35 billion per year on their grandchildren," says Lauren Estep, spokesperson for Young America, a furniture manufacturer based in Stanleytown, VA. The baby business is booming, and with it comes an endless array of options aimed at creating a child's room that is safe, functional, and fun.
When it comes to creating your first nursery, there are several must-have items every parent should consider, with a new crib topping
It's Bratt Decor and a girl for new parents Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. Little Ramona was born on Oct 3, weighing in at 8 lbs and 6 oz. The new babe will be resting in a Bratt Decor classic, the Dick crib in white.
The crib is to be delivered to the couples new home in Park Slope and will make a wonderful resting spot for baby Ramona, says excited new parents.
The Dick crib offers a timeless look and works with every style from celebrity moms to everyday moms too. The Dick collection features retro 40's inspired casters that seem to fit the couples style. The Dick line has many accompanying pieces which offer versatility to the line and the ability to grow with the child.
The Gyllenhaal-Sarsgaard baby will be getting her diapers changed in style too, in Bratt Decor's Heritage star open changer, also in white. Both
Bratt Decor, Inc. Receives 2010 Best of Baltimore Award
NEW YORK, NY, March 24, 2010 -- For the second consecutive year, Bratt Decor, Inc. has been selected for the 2010 Best of Baltimore Award in the Children's Furniture category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2009 Award recipients qualified as two-time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by
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.
On July 27, 2007 the ex-Bachelorette Trista Sutter and her firefighter husband welcomed their first child, Maxwell Alston Sutter, into the world. But their two years of TTC were not completely smooth. Trista joined host Kim Hahn to candidly discuss her conception story, which includes nearly 100 pregnancy tests, a crucial time-saving tool for Trista, and the concession that just maybe it was time to consult a fertility expert . . . all culminating in what Trista says "was the happiest cry I've ever cried in my life.
Here's what Trista had to say about little Max's nursery!
"Its our favorite room in the house now! The furniture is beautiful, we got a wrought iron crib and daybed from Bratt Decor, and a beautiful buttermilk colored changing table."
"We also have their bassinet in our room, and that I'm just in love with! It matches alot of the furniture that
Project Nursery asked Bratt Decor's Mary Bauer, for some tips in designing a baby room that will your child will not outgrow too soon. Here's her smart advice.
1. Choose a Sophisticated Color Palette. Think beyond pink and blue, and try a bold, beautiful black palette. Black furnishings are sophisticated, neutral, and wear oh, so well. Colors pop, so if your heart is set on pink or blue, pop them in without sacrificing sophistication.
2. Pick Classic Patterns. Adorn your walls with classic looks and add in age-appropriate toys and accents that speak to the stage your child is enjoying at the moment.
3. Consider Non-Traditional Lighting. We are swooning over this rose globe drop pendant that is romantic and sculptural. This is not what you’d think of for a nursery, but it works! It will continue to work and look amazing as your babe grows.
The biggest trend in youth decor? To make the nursery or tot's room blend in with the home's overall design scheme. Modern Youth Furniture, textiles and decor are taking cues from the fashion world and from mainstream furniture designs. The results are new "decor greats" that comfort baby and appeal to parent's sense of style.
Designed to meet those needs, Bratt Decor introduces its first-ever mod collection, Blu by Bratt Decor. This special addition to the company's line of children's furnishings offers yet another option for today's chic parents and parents-to-be--a bold, contemporary statement for the nursery.
The sophisticated and cool line is styled in ash wood with a rich oak veneer stained in wheat and mocha finishes. The natural wood grain is left exposed. The Blu line includes a panel crib, a convertible changer/dresser, a storage cubby, and a wall shelf. The crib utilizes stationary side rails, and offers
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.
Numb3rs and former Rescue Me star Diane Farr furnished her entire nursery in Bratt Decor. Her first born is due to make his arrival in mid-March, but the mommy-to-be is well prepared having received all of her Bratt Decor furnishings the last week of September, and from what we've been told the nursery is beautiful!
Farr began looking for nursery furniture before there was a baby. Farr says that through her search she found nothing that came close to the beauty and peace of Bratt Decor.
Farr mixed and matched pieces from the hippest collection in baby, Bratt Decor. Like the true maverick she is she chose a burnished gold Venetian crib, accompanied with a Chelsea changer in espresso, and two accessory shelves from the Dick line, which she painted herself to match the espresso finish of the Chelsea.
We are proud to welcome Ms. Farr into the Bratt Decor family
Mary Bauer and her husband Stephen claim their story started like many others. Young, in love, and expecting their first child, they excitedly set about creating their dream nursery. It was 1995 and choices were limited. Designer baby furniture simply didn't exist, so they invented it themselves. Bratt Decor was born, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Sold exclusively at Gigi Brooks in the UK, Bratt Decor offers timeless, elegant and original furniture for your baby's nursery. We sat down with Mary to find out more about this exquisite brand and the husband and wife team behind its success.
What inspires you?
Everything. I’m inspired by the love of a new family, the washed out colours of an old barn, and the never-ending symphony that is nature all around us. ??
What do you love most about designing nursery furniture???
I love knowing how it will touch the lives and hold
Joking that pregnancy is "the one time in your life when you can gain 50 pounds and people congratulate you," actress Diane Farr admits that when an ultrasound revealed twins, "I said a lot of expletives."
Then I realized it was all about organization. Now Im pretty much prepared. If you open up any drawer in the room, theyre filled for until the girls are 2!
Describing how she chose to decorate the girls' nursery, Diane, 38, explains her rules: "You should splurge on a really high-end piece, then one medium piece, and a bunch of things to fill in. For her more expensive items, Diane picked out Posh Tots chandelier and lamps; for her mid-range items, Serena and Lily sheet sets. For furniture, she turned to Bratt Decor for their Venetian Crib in gold (Diane already had one she used with Beckett, so she added another to her nursery) and the
Charlie Sheen is very impressed with the nursery he and wife Brooke have set up for their twin boys, due in April.
"Forget being a babies' room. If I had a room like that growing up at any point, I would have been over the moon," Sheen, 43, told PEOPLE on Tuesday at Las Vegas's MAGIC convention, where he unveiled his new DaVinci Collection by Charlie Sheen clothing line.
The couple hope to put the finishing touches on the nursery this week.
"We have a deadline," said Sheen. "It's that last-minute push with the paint, furniture and all the accessorizing and all that, but it's going to be lovely."
Bratt Decor is proud to furnish the Sheen twin's baseball themed nursery!
Yahoo OMG! Celebs Grab Baby Swag
A few stars were spotted loading up on free goodies for their kids at the Boom Boom Room's Children's Gifting Wonderland held at the Century Plaza Hotel in honor of the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
In 1995, Mary and Stephen Bauer were expecting their first child. Stephen had his own business as a commercial illustrator and was enjoying great success. Mary was a marketing director for a local architectural firm. They both were excited about their new addition. Stephen showed his excitement by designing a gorgeous wrought iron crib for their new baby.
With that crib, Bratt Decor was born. Since then, the Bauer family has grown, as has the business. Bratt Decor designs include baby cribs, dressers, changing tables, childrens furniture and coordinating accessories. Stephen works full-time designing, creating and manufacturing products while Mary manages sales and marketing. Sebastian and Raiff, their sons, do product testing and design input.
M&T Bank won this banking relationship in January of 2006. Bratt Decor has seen significant expansion since then. Michael Pietropaoli, assistant vice president and relationship manager, and Carl Hairston, vice president and team leader, both of
Pregnant actress Halle Berry has been busy decorating the nursery in her two homes-one if Malibu and one in the Hollywood Hills-with identical items for her March baby.
In Touch Weekly is reporting that Berry, 41, purchased two of Bratt Decors Chelsea Sleigh Crib ($1452). Your baby will sleep in style in this elegant crib. Dancing with the Stars cohost Samantha Harris also purchased this luxury crib for her baby girl.
Ana Ortiz and her Ugly Betty co-stars! celebrated the impending arrival of her baby girl with a shower in her honor on Sunday, April 19th. Hosted by Pregnancy magazine and the Hot Moms Club and held at Robert Verdis Luxe Laboratory in New York City, the shower brought together castmates America Ferrera, Eric Mabius who introduced 4-month-old Rylan Jaxson! Mark Indelicato, Tony Plana, Sarah Lafleur and Vanessa Williams to party with Ana.
Due in July, Ana, 38, had only one request for her Big Apple baby bash I didnt want it too frou frou, frilly, princess-y. You know its New York. Shes going to be a hip little kid with a bit of edge! Mission accomplished!
Bratt Decor's Zanzibar Rocking Cradle made a special appearance at the shower as one of Ana's closest cohorts gifted it to her. The cradle can be seen amongst other gifts. "Ana
The Boom Boom Rooms Golden Globes Gifting Suite was bustling in the days before the awards program. Hollywoods famous families - expecting parents, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and their offspring - stepped into the gifting suite wonderland built by 83 sponsors.
All the parents-to-be visited Bratt Decor's suite with excitement! Bratt Decor even snagged a few Celebrity Nurseries out of the event. After meeting Anne Heche, Tim Allen, Brooke and Charlie Sheen each celeb has chosen Bratt Decor for their babies-to-be's nurseries.
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