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.
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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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!
People Magazine's photo spread of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's twins Max and Emme revealed their lush and luxurious nursery that included two Bratt Decor Casablanca Cribs in slate, Art 4 Kids' Madison Bedding and an ivory Max Daniel blanket. However, Parents Magazine is up in arms because they are concerned about what they say are major safety hazards in the room:
The pillows, stuffed animals and blankets in the cribs and draped canopies are suffocation hazards
Bows tied onto the crib slats are choking hazards.
The open window doesn't have a window guard.
While it's true that these concerns are valid, I think the editors of Parents are jumping the gun. As we learned with Brooke Burke's nursery for daughter Heaven Rain and Baby Boy Charvet, the room was styled and staged for a beautiful photo shoot. Most likely, all hazards would be removed before the babies are put in the cribs. Also,
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
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.
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)
Go for the gold! That’s what I keep telling myself as I wrestle with my
latest nursery design for my little girl arriving in no time. I can’t
help but be inspired by the contrasting metals and shimmery metallics
that have made a huge splash in the world of interiors. And now, like
most hot trends, they’ve made their way into the world of nursery.
Fortunately for me, our favorite children’s furniture makers do not
disappoint! So the question remains, should I really go for a gold crib?
The Jenny Lind crib is a true classic. Seeing it painted in gold, as a DIY project on A Small Snippet, makes my heart skip a beat.
Bratt Decor has been rocking glamorous gold cribs from the very beginning. It’s no wonder why they often catch the attention of expecting celebrities.
Furniture design powerhouse Nursery Works recently debuted a stunning, modern crib named ...more>>
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.
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!
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.
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.
LIFETIME Television's original drama 'Army Wives' is the most-watched series premiere in the Network's 23-year history. And, for the show's emotional plot and intriguining pregnancy stories Bratt Decor was the nursery furniture of choice.
See our Chelsea cradle in espresso featured throughout the entire season! Army Wives airs every Sunday on Lifetime, check your local listings.
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
What's the fuss about? Bratt Decor's widely coveted nursery and kids' room furniture designs are coming to Tysons Corner when the new store opens in late April. Cribs, bedding, toys, games, gifts, and accessories are among the items for sale, and the timeless treasures are made for newborns, preteens, and everyone in between.
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."
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
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.
Bratt Decor's president and co-founder Mary Bauer dishes with anchors on CBS's morning talk show, The Morning Edition, about the latest trends in baby and nursery decor. And, oh, the accessories! Babies have the cutest things. Bauer bought with her a display of some of of the most popular gift items and must haves in baby. Items featured are sold at Bratt Boutiques and Bratt Decor online.
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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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.
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!