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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.

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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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December 2008
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.

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June 2007
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!"

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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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December 2007
The Party: Cribs and cocktails don't normally go together, but at this insanely adorable children's boutique's grand opening soiree, they most certainly did. The Players: Owner Mary Bauer hosted John Ryder and Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardener, along with some very special mommies-to-be. Best In Show: Smooth tunes graced the spectacle, alongside all kids of savvy clothing, furniture and accessories that one would expect from the locally-based brand.

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Fall 2006
Numb3rs and former Rescue Me star Diane Farr furnished her entire nursery in Bratt Decor. Her first born is due to make his arrival in mid-March, but the mommy-to-be is well prepared having received all of her Bratt Decor furnishings the last week of September, and from what we've been told the nursery is beautiful!

Farr began looking for nursery furniture before there was a baby. Farr says that through her search she found nothing that came close to the beauty and peace of Bratt Decor.

Farr mixed and matched pieces from the hippest collection in baby, Bratt Decor. Like the true maverick she is she chose a burnished gold Venetian crib, accompanied with a Chelsea changer in espresso, and two accessory shelves from the Dick line, which she painted herself to match the espresso finish of the Chelsea.

We are proud to welcome Ms. Farr into the Bratt Decor family


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September 1, 1008
She's due any day now with twin girls, but Numb3rs actress Diane Farr has it all under control. "When I found out it was twins, I said a lot of expletives," the actress told Life & Style during a July 3 visit to the girls' new nursery in Diane's West Hollywood home. The nursery features a Bratt Decor Venetian Crib in gold (the same one she has for son Beckett) and a Chelsea Double Dresser in Espresso.

Farr loved the crib so much that she "couldn't imagine getting anything different" she says.

The twins' ballerina themed nursery follows Diane's decorating rule of thumb: "You should splurge on a really high-end piece," she says "then one medium piece and a bunch of things to fill it in."

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March 1, 2007
Access Hollywood and Bratt Decor completely duplicated the adorable nursery of Hollywood hottest mom, Marcia Cross.

To find and purchase items that Marica received from Bratt, go to our online store, or just click on the "how to buy" button in the menu, and browse under gifts.

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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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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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Bratt Decor, Inc. has been selected for the 2008 Best of Baltimore Award in the Children's Furniture category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The


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Pregnancy & Newborn
Grand Chelsea Cradle Giveaway
June 2009
Bratt Decor partnered with Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine to gift a beautiful Chelsea Cradle to one deserving mama! Congratulations to the prize winner, your in for a treat!

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January 2007
"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.

Read more about Baby Luxe from this Guide

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January 2008
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.

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April 16, 2009
The Buzz Girls Mommy Edition hosted a day at the spa for new mommies and mommies to be. The event was held on April 16th, at Recess Hand & Foot Spa in Los Angeles. Bratt Decor was a proud sponsor and gift bag contributor of this event. The attendees were ecstatic to receive their Baby Buzzworthy Bags, too.

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2006 edition
Many adjectives can apply to a nursery. Sweet, practical, efficient? Sure. Elegant, luxurious, indulgent? Not usually. But it's the latter group of descriptors that Shannon Jernigan wanted for the room of her son, Cole.

The lavish design started with soft green and blue polka-dot fabrics that the Birmingham, Alabama, homeowner found irresistible. For Shannon, the fact that they were silks not the thrown-in-the-washing-machine cottons typically found in nurseries only added to the appeal. I like things dressy, explains Shannon, who worked with designer Jenny Edwards on the room.

Dressy Cole's room is, swathed in silks that beautifully harmonize with the silvery sparkle of the baby cups, rattles, and picture frames that accessorize shelves. The Bratt Decor crib gains added stature with flowing panels draped over wooden rods attached to the wall. The Roman shade above the window seat has gentle folds and layers that play off the poufy style of


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October 2007
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.

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Winter 2008
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


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March 2008
Sweep your baby off to dreamland in this exquisite cradle. Your little one will feel like royalty as the soothing rocking motion of the Zanzibar cradle lulls even the fussiest of tots into a peaceful sleep.

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January 4, 2011
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"

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May 2007
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


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September 11, 2007
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.

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November 9, 2009
Audriana's custom nursery was exclusively created for her by Nava Writz of LA's Nava Designs. The bedding is soft, lush and ultra feminine and sits nicely on her Bratt Decor Casablanca crib in Gold. "I bought this beautiful wrought iron crib with gold leafing from Bratt Decor, I'm so excited!" says the mother of four.

Teresa and Audriana are thrilled with the nursery! And we love it too!

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January 2008
In Touch Magazine is reporting that actress Halle Berry is buying in sets of two for her baby. It's not twins though, she just has two houses. Some people have it so bad! "Halle doesn't want her baby confused," an insider says. "She's duplicating everything down to the crib, the linens, and even the stuffed animals."

Among her double purchases have been two Bratt Decor Chelsea Sleigh Cribs in Espresso, and two Tiny Love Mobiles.

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