Ever find yourself jealously gazing at the luxurious baby gear celeb moms are carrying and pushing around? So do we. We rounded up some indulgences inspired by four of our favorite celeb moms for your viewing pleasure. Whether your style is simple and sweet, fun and funky, classy and oh-so expensive or down-to-earth and eco-friendly, we've got something you and your baby will love.
Three out of the four moms and babes listed in this celeb style line up actually have Bratt Decor products--that's right, Heidi Klum, Marcia Cross, and Katie Holmes all purchased Bratt for their little ones.
Suri's adorable scalloped chairs in pink are shown in this feature of high style!
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."
Pure white adds peace and beauty to the neutral nursery.
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
A mini diva in your midst? Your little galmour-puss might like the beautiful, hand-rubbed finish of the Chelsea sleigh crib in Antique Silver from Bratt Decor. Victorian-inspired relief carvings and a metallic patina transcend time, as the other pieces in the collection--a dresser and an armoire--could easily fit into a growing child's or even a parent's room. Also available in buttermilk and espresso finishes.
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.
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!
Desperate Housewives star and proud new mom Marcia Cross welcomed two beautiful fraternal twin babies into the world on February 20th. Eden and Savannah will be coming home to an adorable nursery completely furnished by Bratt Decor.
The girls nursery is decorated in classic New England Style with clean, straightforward lines, and crisp white Bratt Decor furnishings. The walls are painted a sweet lavender to bring a touch of feminine color, and playful charm to the room.
Marcia, like the Boston girl she is, chose a clean New England cottage look for her nursery, says Bratt Decor President Mary Bauer, who visited with Marcia in early January to do an interior design consultation.
Marcia and Tom Mahoney chose two of Bratt Decor's classic Dick cribs, two Dick changing tables, a classic armoire with custom painting, a Dick nightstand, a classic mirror, an adorable pink Jane scalloped table and chairs set,
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.
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
Decorating a nursery can be a daunting task, even more so if your expecting your first child, but trying to save the planet while you're at it could very well make an expectant mom's head spin. Fortunately, eco-friendly options are becoming increasingly available, and although they are yet to be considered mainstream, there are still many adorable-chic-options from which to choose. "Five years ago, eco-friendly options for the nursery were virtually non-existent," says Brian Green, general manager at Great Beginnings. "Today, however, these items are much more popular." Knowing what to look for before you go to the store will help you make wiser decisions, especially if you plan to go green.
When selecting items made of wood - crib changing tables, nightstands - look for one's made by companies that get their materials from sustainable forests, and avoid those constructed of particleboard, plywood, and MDF. "They often contain chemicals, such
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
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
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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Bratt Decor is beyond thrilled to see our luxurious nursery designs grace the pages of People Magazine as they showcase Tamera Mowry's beautiful pink and gold baby nursery for daughterAriah.
"We were so excited when Shalena Smith, of GaGa Designs, called and announced Ms. Mowry was interested in our Chelsea lifetime crib in antique white and our signature crib bedding collection, Serafina", says Bratt President, Mary Bauer.
The room is soft and elegant, exuding pale pink hues with white and gold throughout. Bratt Decor wishes the Mowry-Housley family oceans of love and blessings!
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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
This is the one you wait for all year long. Bratt Decor's annual warehouse sale is happening this weekend, Friday April 17, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, and Saturday April 18, 10am-3 pm in our Baltimore warehouse location: 5 N Haven St Baltimore, Md. 21224. We will have tons of items on sale, some up to 70% off! Get great deals on photo shoot and samples, close out items, discontinued product, scratch and dent and more.
All merchandise sold as-is; all sales are final, with the exception of brand new in the box items in our current catalogue.
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
When the time came for Samantha Harris to design her baby's boudoir, she called on the ladies at Bratt Decor, Caden Lane and Nursery Couture to assemble the room. By pairing traditional, neutral furniture with a classic pink and chocolate color scheme, the design team created a stylish girly space for baby Josselyn.
Check out some of Samantha's favorite pieces...(do you notice that Bratt's all over the page?!)
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).
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
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.
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
People Magazine's photo spread of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's twins Max and Emme revealed their lush and luxurious nursery that included two Bratt Decor Casablanca Cribs in slate, Art 4 Kids' Madison Bedding and an ivory Max Daniel blanket. However, Parents Magazine is up in arms because they are concerned about what they say are major safety hazards in the room:
The pillows, stuffed animals and blankets in the cribs and draped canopies are suffocation hazards
Bows tied onto the crib slats are choking hazards.
The open window doesn't have a window guard.
While it's true that these concerns are valid, I think the editors of Parents are jumping the gun. As we learned with Brooke Burke's nursery for daughter Heaven Rain and Baby Boy Charvet, the room was styled and staged for a beautiful photo shoot. Most likely, all hazards would be removed before the babies are put in the cribs. Also,