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.
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.
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.
Bratt Decor was hand picked by some of today's most influencial leaders in fashion to be amongst the nations top designers who will donate product for the world's biggest sample sale, 7th on Sale.
7th on Sale is a one-of-a-kind fashion experience where you can bid on thousands of items from the world's top designers, including red carpet gowns worn by your favorite celebrities, fabulous dresses, shoes, handbags, home decor, furnishings, and much more.
One hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to providing care, services and housing for those living with HIV and AIDS.
The sale kicks off on November 15, 2007 with a black-tie gala in New York. That will be followed by three days of shopping open to the public, November 16 -18, in New York.
The 2007 event is sure to make fashion and fundraising history once again as fashion's biggest names join forces as major sponsors of
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
Erin and Ned are expecting their first child after suffering an emotional miscarriage a few months back. Ned would love to create the perfect nursery for the baby. The Home Mavens will be there to help create a delightful room for this vibrant young couple. Bratt Decor's Venetian 3-in-1 crib is the centerpiece of this adorable nursery.
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
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.
With modern nurseries all the rage, we have neglected the beautiful, more traditional furniture for your little ones. Bratt Decor is one of my favorite children's designer furniture lines. Ryan and Trista Sutter mix and matched Bratt Decor pieces for son Max's Nursery. They selected the Casablanca Premiere crib in pewter, the accompanying day bed, a pewter Zanzibar rocking cradle, and the Chelsea changer/dresser in buttermilk.
I adore the Chelsea Collection in espresso. I think the rich brown adds a touch of sophistication and balance to the delicate pastels common for baby bedding. Other finishes include antique silver and buttermilk. The sleigh crib ($1320) and double dresser ($1738) adds stunning elegance to any nursery. The detailed carvings (left) and hand rubbed finishes are only the begining of Bratt Decor quality. The crib changes into a toddler bed with the conversion kit ($253). You can purchase a changing tray ($132) that
Furniture Today recognizes Bratt Decor's new Blu Collection as a great addition to modern youth furnishings, with its sleek aesthetic and contemporary appeal.
Bratt Decor, known for its classic and traditional designs in nursery and youth furniture, is introducing a new bedroom group with a decidedly more modern aesthetic.
The Blu collection is made of ash wood and oak veneers and features clean lines with contemporary touches. The line includes two cribs-a four-post canopy version and a panel crib that can be completed with optional upholstered microsuede panels and bumpers. The cribs, $880 each, have stationary side rails and three adjustable mattress levels. They also convert to toddler and day beds.
Other pieces in the line include a convertible changer/dresser, armoire, storage cubby and wall shelves. Blu is offered in wheat and mocha finishes and the upholstered crib panels and bumpers come in sky, sand, fern, sunset and rose colors.
Here's what we like: A shamelessly feminine nursery that manages to be posh and sophisticated as the same time--much like a certain little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel. Modern, romantic and whimsical at the same time, this Eloise-inspired nursery reminds us of Dior's New Look. Sometimes it's OK to just enjoy being a girl.
Check out Bratt Decor's ultra feminie furnishings (Jane crib and changer/dresser) featured throughout this Eloise-inspired nursery! We like this look too!
New Yorkers are known for their love of design. Recently the well respected writers of New York Spaces explored design for the littlest of clients, and among the hottest looks, was Bratt Decor's chelsea collection in silver. The hand carved details and timeless design make this a must have for babes and moms alike.
You might anticipate getting obsessed about decorating for a new baby's room, but you may not realize how important it is to also make your bedroom a haven for relaxation, romance... and conception. Join host Kim Hahn as she speaks with writer Blake Miller about decorating your bedroom for baby-making ... and stay tuned for guest Mary Bauer, owner of Bratt Decor on decorating for your baby-to-be.
Log on to listen at www.voiceamerica.com/conceiveonair.
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.
Bratt Decor was among the hottest names in baby at the Boom Boom Rooms Hollywood Baby Shower this week in New York City where they recreated J LO's nursery sans one crib.
Life & Style Expert Jayneoni Moore throws kid parties with gift suites for celebrity parents before the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. This May she hit NYC for the network upfronts (where TV people see whats coming in the fall season).
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!
When the rich and famous decorate baby's room, they turn to Bratt Decor, and lucky for us, the widely coveted nursery and kids room furniture designer is located in Tysons Corner. Your princess can begin her life in a Zanzibar gold rocking cradle with white netting, until she graduates to her designer crib and her luxe wardrobe. Only the top names in Baby are carried here, such as Reed & Barton, Kate Spade and even Stephen Bauer originals.
Bratt Decor, http://www.brattdecor.com, the online, high-end infant and toddler furniture and accessory store favored by the stars (Heidi Klum, Tori Spelling and Courteney Cox are customers), recently opened its first retail store in our area (another is in Baltimore). At the Falls Church location, the style is high and so are the prices. Find the basics: animal-shaped soaps, books, bedding, birth announcements and night lights (from $4.50 to $230), and the not-so-basics: Venetian iron cribs ($875), leather kiddie club chairs in pink and red ($180), tricked-out trikes ($249) and a vintage, pram-inspired doll carriage ($700). Our favorite fantasy find: the stunning Silver Cross pram with an equally stunning price tag ($4,000).
The store is at 7505 Leesburg Pike. For more information, call 703-448-6833.
Did you know there was a special philosophy associated with nursery design? Well, there is... and Baby Celebration L.A. has aksed Mary Bauer founder of the wondrous Bratt Decor to be a featured speaker. Mary and her husband Stephan founded Bratt Decor over ten years ago and have continued creating magical spaces for babies ever after.
Mary's special presentation will discuss the "Philosophy of Nursery Design". She passionately believes style is not something that should be sacrificed, especially not for baby! Bratt Decor has found a very special niche with design quality and style that appeals to parents universally. Mary's expertise is coveted by everyone in the baby industry and Baby Celebration L.A. is delighted to present her at Baby Celebration LA.
Why Your Bratt Decor Crib Is a Safe Choice For Baby
Choosing your baby’s crib is a huge responsibility, and chief among the considerations is safety. Babies spend more time alone in their crib then any other environment, so ensuring that this space is safe is essential. Even if you are on a tight budget, we do not recommend purchasing used or older model cribs. They probably don’t meet current safety standards, and you have no way of knowing if the structure or hardware has been compromised. There are plenty of places to save money in the nursery, but the crib is not the place to do so. When you purchase a Bratt Décor crib, you can rest assured that you are not only making a beautiful and timeless choice, you are making a safe and responsible choice for your baby.
Bratt Decor introduces new looks and designs for nursery and beyond. This in depth article has six great shots of some of our most popular cribs, along with tons of info on available finishes and price ranges. Thanks Baby & Children's Product News!
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.
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.