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!"
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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).
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.
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.
Ana Ortiz and her Ugly Betty co-stars! celebrated the impending arrival of her baby girl with a shower in her honor on Sunday, April 19th. Hosted by Pregnancy magazine and the Hot Moms Club and held at Robert Verdis Luxe Laboratory in New York City, the shower brought together castmates America Ferrera, Eric Mabius who introduced 4-month-old Rylan Jaxson! Mark Indelicato, Tony Plana, Sarah Lafleur and Vanessa Williams to party with Ana.
Due in July, Ana, 38, had only one request for her Big Apple baby bash I didnt want it too frou frou, frilly, princess-y. You know its New York. Shes going to be a hip little kid with a bit of edge! Mission accomplished!
Bratt Decor's Zanzibar Rocking Cradle made a special appearance at the shower as one of Ana's closest cohorts gifted it to her. The cradle can be seen amongst other gifts. "Ana
"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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.