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
Since the healthy delivery of daughter Blakesley Grace Sutter on April 3, former The Bachelorette stars Trista and Ryan have been overjoyed about their new addition. The family opened up its home to Life & Style recently to talk about the birth, adjusting to having a new baby in the house -- and the life-changing decision Trista and Ryan made about having more children.
L&S: When Max was born, you had to be put under general anesthesia to have an emergency C-section. How were things different this time around?
Trista: This birth was so much easier. Blakesley was born three weeks early, and I did have another C-section, but I didn't need general anesthesia. I just walked into the hospital and put my gown on, and then my doctor came in and said, "Okay, it's time." I didn't know you could just walk into the delivery room, because the last time, I
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.
Dancing with the Stars co-host Samantha Harris recently opened up her pink and chocolate nursery to Life & Style magazine. "I think it's modern with a vintage edge and I couldn't be happier with it," she says. Harris welcomed her first child, daughter Josselyn Sydney, last month.
Harris chose the Chelsea sleigh crib in buttermilk by Bratt Decor for $1320. The Caden Lane Taylor collection ($450) bedding coordinated nicely with the custom-painted pink walls.
The girly nursery had accents of pink and chocolate heart frames.
Check out the pictures of little Josselyn's nursery in the current issue of Life & Style Weekly.
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.
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.
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).
We all dont have the budget of Jennifer Lopez to keep up with the furnishing needs of a growing child so its nice to know that one of the smartest trends emerging for parents is the lifetime crib. This versatile furniture converts from an infant's crib to a bed and can follow your offspring from the nursery into young adult years, making it the only bed you may ever have to buy for your child.
When the bed makes the transition You wouldnt be able to tell it was a crib, says Lindsay Clark, e-commerce manager for Bratt Decor in Belvedere Square.
Crib beds typically are stylish, elegant and practical and manufacturers say designed to transition seamlessly to a full-sized bed. Their price range is from $850 to more than $1,500 for an its our first child extravagance. With some styles, a crib can convert to a designer daybed just by removing
The newness of an infant, the innocence and purity, usually conjures images of crisp white furnishings in the nursery. But there is something about bringing home the next generation of a family that naturally compels us to reflect on our heritage and ancestors. I find comfort in surrounding not only the infant but also the new parents with mementos of yesteryear. Vintage photos, antiques and family keepsakes calm the spirit with the promise of continuity and the soothing balm of familiarity.
I am finding a shift in nursery design is taking place, influenced partly by the large numbers of women waiting longer to have children. These mature, more established moms-to-be want the nursery to be sophisticated and flow seamlessly with the style of the rest of the home. Also, many of today's new moms are employed--spending more time away from home. They want to feel relaxed and at peace in
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.
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.
Dancing with the Stars co-host Samantha Harris gives us a glimpse inside her 1-month-old daughter Josselyn's nursery. With the help of the designer company, Nursery Couture, the luxe furniture compant Bratt Decor, and the infant bedding company, Caden Lane, Harris created a regal nursery fit for her little princess.
"I love pink and chocolate together. I think it's a more sophisticated and modern take on traditional baby colors," says Harris.
Already the baby's room is becoming her favorite in the home. She says, "I think it's modern with a vintage edge, and I couldn't be happier with it."
The walls were custom painted a pretty pink and a mural artist brought in to create a focus wall over the crib. The tree itself is accented with rhinestones spelling out mom and dad's initials inside a heart.
The crib is the Chelsea model from Bratt Decor in buttermilk. Available for $1,320.
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
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.
Modern Babies and Children explores new mom Trista Sutter's nursery and her philosophy to "go green." When asked about her choice to buy Bratt Decor furniture to furnish her son's nursery, Trista says,"Bratt Decor is right up my alley in terms of style."
The Sutter's worked with Florida based New Arrivals Inc., to design Max's chocolate brown, pale blue, and white nursery with furniture by Baltimore's Bratt Decor. The couple choose from Bratt Decor's Premiere heirloom collection an iron crib, cradle, and day bed all in a beautiful Pewter finish, along with a Chelsea double changing table in buttermilk, which will later convert to a bureau.
Bratt Decor has a long list of celebrity clients including Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Samantha Harris from Dancing With the Stars and E! Entertainment News, and local NFLer Lavar Arrington.
"Bratt Decor is right up my alley in terms of style," shares Sutter.
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
Bratt Decor, Belvedere Square's design house for the diaper set, outfitted desperate housewife Marcia Cross's nursery for her twin daughters, Eden and Savannah. Her order? Two dick cribs, two Dick changing tables, and a pink Jane round table and scalloped chair set. The star must have been pleased with the results. She sent founder Mary Bauer a gushing e-mail, "It is without question the most beautiful room in the house!"
When it came to creating a playroom for her 2-year-old daughter Estela, Ali Landry reached back to her small-town roots in Breaux Bridge, La and channeled a whimsical playroom that features Bratt Decor's wares.
"Traditional--thats my thing," says the former Miss USA, who hosts a weekly parenting show on Yahoo.com. That means olf-fashioned toys such as wooden blocks and framed original Mattel Barbie sketches on the walls.
The actress too additional inspiration from Estela's preschool. And mixed traditional elements in with vintage inspired pieces by Bratt Decor including our Casablanca Daybed, Jane Bookcases, and a mod touch, two Blu storage cubbies.
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!
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.
First came love, then came marriage, and now Trista and Ryan Sutter of ABC's The Bachelorette, have welcomed a baby boy, Maxwell Altson Sutter, to their fairytale love story.
The couple welcomed the baby into the world on July 26th. Little Maxwell (5 pounds, 3 ounces and 18 inches long) is the first child for the Sutters, who met on the first season of ABC's The Bachelorette and were married on television in December of 2003.
Max sleeps in a fun striped nursery decked out in furnishings by Bratt Decor. His nursery, which was designed to be unisex, now screams "BOY!" with the added touches of color and hints of pale blue. Max currently sleeps in Bratt Decors Zanzibar Rocking Cradle, as he grows he will move into his Casablanca crib in Pewter, and then on to the Casablanca Daybed. Maxs changing table will also transition and grow with him, as
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
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)