The nursery is your baby's world, his new nest. Within its confines, infants are nurtured, mothers rest in plush overstuffed chairs, and families gather to enjoy their little ones. Multifunctional rooms require planning, but one that provides comfort to the youngest family member calls for extra care and consideration. As they tend to be smaller rooms, take care not to overdo your baby's surroundings. Begin by determining which pieces of furniture are necessary for you and your baby. Mapping out the nursery is an opportunity to evaluate space before purchasing furniture and opens discussion about the rooms' function. Babies grow and the nursery will soon play another role in the home.
A crib, changing table, and armoire are nursery staples, but parents find that other pieces add comfort and convenience, ie., a nursing chair. While most parents design a nursery based on the sex of their expected child, some wait
Dancing With the Stars co-host Samantha Harris, 33, welcomed daughter Josselyn Sydney back in September, but she and husband Michael Hess had not found out the sex prior to the delivery. Five weeks later, a peek into the recently completed nursery at the Hess househeld shows that the couple are definitely parents to a daughter!
Josselyn sleeps in a Bratt Decor Sleigh Crib in Buttermilk and has accompanying pieces, Chelsea Sliegh Cradle and a 7-drawer double dresser/changer. Her room is fit for a princess!
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.
Dancing With the Stars and E! News correspondent Samantha Harris has kept an online journal for Fitness Magazine highlighting her workout routine, pregnancy, and all of its joys.
On a recent post Samantha wrote "We've done a little more prepping for the baby. We have our cradle (so cute in dark brown wood by Bratt Decor), and we will get our crib and changing table soon, also by Bratt."
Samantha purchased Bratt Decor's entire Chelsea collection in Buttermilk--cradle, crib, toddler conversion kit and changer/dresser.
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.
Bratt Decor, the insanely adorable children's boutique that recently opened in Falls Church, is the lovechild of husband and wife Stephen and Mary Bauer. It's the second location providing nursery and kid's furniture and accessories including cribs, infant and youth furnishings, bedding, artwork, gifts and more. Bratt Decor is a nationally recognized designer and manufacturer of luxury infant and youth furnishings. More than your average retail store, Bratt Decor offers a one-stop shop for every stage of childhood. Bratt Decor IS the ultimate shopping destination for baby and youth.
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
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!"
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.
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.
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.
Week of Unofficial Tax-Free Shopping
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!
Extreme Makeover has helped another family, and Bratt Decor was a part of it in a big way. Our furniture was key in designing the most luxurious nursery that set had ever seen. Bratt Decor designer Stephen Bauer went on site, personally delivered and set up all the furniture, which included our Casablanca Premiere in gold, changing chest, armoire, jane book case, and jane night stand. We worked with Nava of Nava's designs, who created a gorgeous silk bedding set just for this occasion, and extreme makeover designer, Daniel who was an absolute gentleman and polished professional. The result of our combined efforts was simply breathtaking. Watch for the episode on December 4th at 8pm on ABC.
Return To Elegance
The Architectural Digest Home Show in NY boasted vibrant colors, fresh traditionalism, and natural mediums. Read about what's trending for tomorrow in design.
They say the gift of giving is the greatest gift of all. Whoever "they" are must not have a very long shopping list. We stress and fret and worry from Thanksgiving until Christmas morning about what to get for our loved ones, but not this year. We got smart and made a plan. Here, then, is our cheat sheet of what to get that someone special, or that someone whom we felt obligated to buy something for but had no idea what.
D Magazine suggests giving Bratt Decor's Zanzibar Rocking Cradle as the best gift for baby or expecting parents.
Finishing our Christmas List early that's the greatest gift of all.
Bratt Decor was a proud and favorite participant of the 2009 Golden Globe Boom Boom Room. This invitation only event for celebrity parents and celeb parents-to-be had an amazing turnout of stars and their babes.
The Boom Boom Room was bustling with vendors of all types but Bratt Decor was the only children's furniture manufacturer present and trust us, the stars took notice! Expecting celebs like Anne Heche, Tim Allen, Charlie Sheen and Salli Richardson all admired Bratt Decor's high designs and said that they definitely wanted Bratt for their budding nurseries.
Other stars that already have Bratt Decor are Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard, Marcia Cross, Tori Spelling, Sean Diddy Combs and Patrick Dempsey. Bratt Decor is already coveted by the stars and increasingly becoming the favored choice for Hollywood moms and their little ones.
We just got back from lalaland, where we hung out with the stars in the Boom Boom Room. It was so great to see so many happy customers, including: Samantha Harris, Nancy O'Dell, Ali Landry, Tisha Campbell and more! We fell in love with Aaron Staton and his gorgeous wife, Connie, who are expecting their first baby in July. Hopefully, they'll be clients soon!
"What baby wouldn't feel like an angel in this gorgeous piece of furniture? If you have your heart set on baby luxe, this wrought iron crib might be at the top of your list. While you're at it, get a baby armoire, iron changing table, and all of the other beautiful pieces from Bratt Decor.
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
Nate shows a viewer how to re-creat a nursery for twins similar to the beautiful room Jennifer Lopez created for her twins. Nate used Bratt Decor's casablanca premiere cribs, just as Jennifer did, and dressed them with Little Bunny Blue linens. To see the episode go to thenateshow.com and search "celeb baby rooms"
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.
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