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July 2008
Bratt Decor's Chelsea Sleigh Crib is labeled "Simply Stunning" by readers and editors at Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. What they said:


Who says Santa is the only one who needs a sleigh? Simple yet pristine, this shapely piece will have your little one sleeping sweetly!


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July/August 2009
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.

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February 2008
Now that finding the perfect baby products has reached the same status as purchasing a car, expectant moms need to do their homework. What materials would you like to surround your baby with? Are you all about convenience and classic style? Do you cringe at the thought of a traditional crib? Fortunately, no matter what your personal standards, tastes, or budget, there's a crib out there for your growing family.


Some things to consider as you surf the net or shop till you drop:


- If you're vertically challenged, a drop-side crib could save your aching back. Some fixed-rail cribs are designed with a lower profile to help with heaving lifting.


- These days, most cribs convert to toddler beds and some even become full-sized twin beds. These conversions could add to the bottom line, so ask about additional costs.


- Under-crib storage is a great add-on if you don't have a

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January 2007
Entertainment mogul, Sean Diddy Combs celebrated the December arrival of his and long time girlfriend, Kim Porter's twin girls. The star studded shower was complete with some of the top names in music, fashion and entertainment, family, friends, and gifts galore! Two Bratt Decor Zanzibar Cradles were given to the couple by their designer Shalena Smith of Ga Ga Designs.


The golden cradles served as the centerpiece of the event and garnered oohs and ahhs from those present. Smith says "the cradles were Kim and Diddy's favorite gift item. They now sit in their master bedroom awaiting the twins' arrival. They absolutely love it!"


A very pregnant Kim even told Smith that the cradles were the most elegant thing she had ever seen. The Zanzibar Cradle is one of Bratt Decor's most popular items. Our wrought iron rocking cradle, complete with a locking mechanism, ensures a safe, cozy, and absolutely opulent sleeping

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August/September 2008
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

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March 10, 2007
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.


DeWald

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March/April 2009
Bratt decor's Blu was featured in Kid's Today Buyer's Guide: Infant Furniture issue.



The simple, contemporary Blu Panel crib from Bratt Decor has fixed side rails, three mattress heights and optional interchangeable micro suede panels and a bumper set. The crib converts to a toddler bed with a separate kit. Available in Mocha or Wheat, $1,048. (888-24-BRATT)

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Babies, Bellies & Brunch
May 5, 2007
Bratt Decor's president, Mary Bauer was asked to share her experiences and business savy at a segment titled: "Mother's of Invention: How to Transform Your Motherhood Experiences Into a Money-making Business."

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Falls Church News Press
Bratt Decor's Grand Gala
October 4, 2007
AT THE GALA GRAND OPENING of Bratt Decor in the Idyllwood Plaza last Friday, store manager George Baden and company co-owner Mary Bauer displayed items that were purchased by one prominent Falls Church citizen. The new store at 7505 Leesburg Pike features specialty furniture and charming gift and toy items for youngsters, from babies to young boys and girls.

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April 14, 2006
Marcia Cross appears this week in People Magazine along with her new twin daughter, Savannah and Eden. In the last picture featured in the article, we get to see a close-up view of Marcia's nursery for her girls. The bedding was created by House, Inc. and the store is actually quoted in the article, saying how Marcia wanted a lilac nursery.


She ended up choosing the Maiden's Bouquet Blush and Lilac crib bedding and even had a slipcover for two rockers made in those fabrics as well. The cribs pictured are Bratt Decor's Dick Cribs in white.

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March 2008
Marcia Cross recalls options she considered when she was Desperate to get pregnant, including adoption and a sperm donor. Instead, she says in an upcoming Health article, she and hubby Tom Mahoney "decided to skip our honeymoon and try in vitro after the wedding"  clearly a winning strategy, as their twin girls turn one on Feb. 20.... On the verge of popping out two mini booty-shakers of her own, Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony are pimping out their awaited babies' nurseries at their various homes. Stylistic touches include 18-karat gilded trim, hand-embroidered bedding and French-inspired cribs by Bratt Crib. Total cost, according to Page Six? $120 Gs.... New mom Christina Aguilera is already in the gush phase, telling People that baby Max "completely changed my life." No word yet on what that entails; I can only hope it means a return to her dirrrrty days in dreads.

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May 11-13, Weekend Edition
Take a peek inside "Numb3rs" star, Diane Farr's eclectic home. Great photo of the nursery.



LOS ANGELES--It's a warm spring morning when Diane Farr, 36, swings open the front door to her cozy 1920s Spanish-style bungalow. The actress is enjoying a rare day off from taping the hit CBS series Numb3rs and caring for her 5-week-old son, Beckett.


"It's pretty exhausting," she says, walking by a floor-to-ceiling arched window in the sunlit foyer of the three-bedroom, two-bath home. "I keep feeling like the adrenaline is going to run out at some point."


Luckily, Farr and her husband, Seung Chung, 36, a marketing executive, have had plenty of help with midnight feedings. "My family just came and left, and his parents came and left," she says with a hint of panic--the couple has yet to hire a nanny. "Now my mom is back because we're shooting the season finale for Numb3rs. (It airs

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April 2009
Sweet dreams Baby, weve SO got you covered! Youve been waiting so patiently for 101 and here it is!!! Weve looked all over for our Favorite Crib and we are in good company with our choice of celebumom favorite Bratt Decor! From cribs to dressers, cradles to big kid beds, Bratt Decor truly has it all. Their quality is unmatched and their unique style is absolutely breathtaking.



We reviewed the Casablanca Premiere Crib in Venitian Gold& WHICH, ahem, just happens to be the same crib that diva-turned-mommy Jennifer Lopezs babies Max and Emme dream in too! Just one look and theres no wondering why. Its truly fit for royalty. Each and every detail was captured with such magnificent quality and craftsmanship that it makes it a shame that your little one will only be in it for a few years! Oops, they thought of that too as it fully converts into

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May 2009
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

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December 2008
Bratt Decor's Blu Changer

When you can extend the life of a product past the nursery, it makes for practical shopping. The sophisticated changer doubles as a dresser after your little one graduates from diapers (simply remove the changing table tray).



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April/May 2009
Fit Pregnancy did the research, legwork and testing to choose 108 of the best new products for babies and their parents. Bratt Decor's Casablanca Premiere crib topped the list for best nursery products! Here's what Fit Pregnancy's editors had to say about this gorgeous heirloom crib:




It looks like a family antique, but the metal Casablanca Premiere
Crib, $847, from Bratt Decor has all the safety features of a modern baby bed, including a drop gate cleverly hidden in
the decorative scroll bar. Available at brattdecor.com. Shown
with Serena & Lilys Rye organic crib bedding.

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October/November 2007
One of the greenest things you can do is buy less stuff. Of course, that's easier said then done when the Incredible Growing Kid gets too big not only for his britches, but also for his bed. So instead of cribs, play tables, and storage that need to be replaced, we're featuring pieces that grow with your child--as well as design tips for repurposing old stuff and tricks for decorating to accommodate evolving interests. Whether you're setting up a nursery or a pretween's room, this approach is easy on the earth--and, in happy coincidence, on your wallet too.



The Mainstays


Bed: This old-fashioned-looking crib keeps up with the times by converting into a daybed (it can also be turned into a canopy crib and four-poster crib). Venetian 3-in-1 crib, $875, Bratt Decor, brattdecor.com.

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Winter/Spring 2008


Mary, Bauer, co-owner of Bratt Decor, a high-end Baltimore nursery and children's furniture store, believes living and buying green will one day be something that comes naturally.


"I think it will just be a way of life. I don't think it's going to be remarkable anymore," shares Bauer, who is passionate about marrying high style with eco-friendly choices.


"That's always been our philosophy to do things as responsibly as possible," she says noting that in recent years "I think people in general want to be more responsible and want to do things in a greener way." She reports that about one in five clients specifically request organic products. thats compared to zero just a few years ago."


Client interest is driving Bratt Decor to take its organic offerings to the next level, expanding from bedding and onesies to an organic mattress line, expected to debut in early 2008. "There's some research

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Yahoo OMG!
Celebs Grab Baby Swag
January 2009
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.




Check out the pics!

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June/July 2008
Pacticality, simplicity and eco-friendly furniture and accessories are todays watchwords when talking about parents furnishing their childrens nurseries, bedrooms and play-rooms. When it comes to play areas, organization iskey, says Angel Fischer, an interior designer with Kirk Designs. Things have to be functional as wellas fun. Its not just about looking cute.


Most of our clients are concerned with how to manage the chaos, and they are looking for things that are durable, can be cleaned easily and are not tremendously expensive. And no one is doing themed rooms.


While most adults groan at the thought of shag carpeting anywhere, Fischer points out that it can be very forgiving when it comes to spills and can hide alot of flaws. She also recommends Pottery Barn as a great place to shop: The furniture can take a decent beating from children and not be utterly destroyed.


Consumers are also looking for eco-friendly products. This

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July 2009
What do you get when you combine the star-studded cast of ABC's Ugly Betty with the extended family of its Irish and Puerto Rican co-star, Ana Ortiz? Giant smiles, spectacular food, and big hugs for all!


Bratt Decor's Zanzibar Rocking Cradle was one of Ana Ortiz's favorite gifts!


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June/ July 2007
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

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Week of Unofficial Tax-Free Shopping
April 15
It’s the week after taxes are due—April 16-25, 2010—and retailers are giving you the gift of tax-free shopping! More than 50 of Baltimore’s best retailers (Bratt Decor being a featured retailer!) and four different shopping districts have officially united to bring you spectacular April savings on some of their hottest items. If you’re looking for fantastic savings on home and goods services and on apparel for women, men, and children, now is the time to shop! All the retailers are offering a minimum 6% discount, but many are offering additional savings… up to 70% off their items!

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Baby Chic 101
J Lo's Nursery
May 2008
J-Lo talks about life with her twins and her new nursery which includes two Bratt Decor Casablanca Cribs in gold and what I think is Art 4 Kids' Madison Bedding.

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January 2009
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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