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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!

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.

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)

2005
Madonna, Cindy Crawford, and Heather Locklear are just a few of the celebrity moms with kids we love to watch. You can be sure these moms want the finest in room decor for their babies and children. This desire has probably helped fuel a race to bring luxurious kids furniture and accessories to market.

We're not sure how many new parents will actually pop for the $28,000 castle bed featured in the 2000 issue of the Neiman Marcus Catalog.

But they might opt for some of the more affordable, though still plush items for babies and children that are currently available. Just what are the trends in opulence for kids? Currently in fashion is the Italian villa look using warm color-washed walls in golden yellows and furnished with trendy wrought iron furniture (such as the baby changing table from Bratt Decor pictured at right).

Another trend is hot colors. One recent Designer Showhouse

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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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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.

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."

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.

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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February 13, 2008
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.


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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).



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!


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 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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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.

Drool.icio.us
The Top Million Must-Have Baby Products
August 13, 2007
Droolworthy: Bratt Decor's Chelsea Sleigh Crib


The Chelsea Baby Crib is a modern interpretation of the sleigh bed design. Gorgeous relief carvings and hand rubbed finish make this opulent crib the perfect choice for those seeking a more classic nursery.

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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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.



Click here to view some tidbits CBB collected to share with its readers:

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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May 2008
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.

November 2008
Two of Bratt Decor's adorably feminine pieces are used to detail this baby space feature- the Jane Crib in white and the Jane Dresser/Changer in white with pink stripped accent drawer fronts.



With feminine accents in pink and green to compliment the clean black and white of the gorgeously detailed bedding, P&N's editor whisks your little doll away to the exotic orient without ever having to leave the comfort of her own crib.

March 1, 2007
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,

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August 2008
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

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Baltimore Magazine
Best of Baltimore 2007
August 2007
BEST BABY DESTINATION--More and more baby shops are popping up-Bel Air's Tiny Toes and Annapolis's Lil' Lamb Shop just to name a few--but the best all-in-one baby locale is still Belvedere Square, Belvedere Avenue, 410-464-9773. Shop Raw Sugar, 410-464-1240, for trendy baby duds (we heart Squidfire tees), BRATT DECOR, 410-464-9400, for sophisticated cribs and changing tables, Simply Noted, 410-464-1166, for adorable baby announcements and birthday invitations, Daedalus Books and Music, 410-464-2701, for inexpensive books, and The Market itself for family friendly dining and baby's first sushi roll.

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