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
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!
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.
Kids Today's second annual retail innovators list recognizes retailers who are meeting the challenges of growing their businesses in an increasingly competitive marketplace by being creative, enterprising and steadfast. More and more of them are thinking outside the box and when it comes to engaging customers, either with free services and design assistance, websites or educational classes and gift registries. All of Kids Today's innovators are independents and many of them family owned. Some stores are newcomers to the industry with a year or two under their proverbial belts, while others have been in business for more than 60 years. But most importantly, to us, is the number if these innovative retailers who carry and sell Bratt Decor products as their key vendors.
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!
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.
Editor's at Pregnancy & Newborn magazine give new parents advice on how to make a girly nursery come together. They touched on ever detail from the crib, to wall art, to drawer pulls from Bratt Decor.
Washington Spaces New Spaces and Places
Early Spring 2007
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.
May 6, 2007
Choose a crib style from simple to spectacular, plain to pretty. Then use your imaginatin to plan a little girl's nursery where a lifetime of memories will start.
Drool.icio.us 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.
About.com Tips from Designers on Decorating Kids' Rooms
November 1, 2005
Do you know a parent who doesn't want to create an adorable room for their child? I don't! Not everyone can afford a room decorated like this one from "Bratt Decor." Experienced designers answer questions and give their advice on what to look for, what to avoid, and how to involve your child in the decorating process.
Pregnancy Magazine Vintage Style Decor
Our adorable scalloped Jane bookcase in pink is featured in this article about princess themes and vintage decor.
This celebrity packed special edition takes you into the nurseries of the hottest stars. Bratt Decor, a long time Hollywood favorite, is featured in Henry's nursery, who happens to be the son of super model Heidi Klum and lead singer, Seal. Other hollywood clients include Denise Richards and Courtney Cox.
From difficulties conceiving to life-threatening complications during pregnancy, the former stars of The Bachelorette share their uphill battle to start a family--and introduce US to son Max.
And be sure to check out the great snap shoots of Max's nursery which include Bratt Decor's Casablanca Premiere crib in pewter, the accompanying day bed, a pewter Zanzibar rocking cradle, and the Chelsea changer/dresser in buttermilk.
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."
Creating your dream nursery can be an easy task when you focus your goals and wants for this special room. Many moms-to-be already have their dream nursery in mind, but are unsure of how to get started. Here is some helpful advice on how to overcome this obstacle. One of the best ways to decorate a child's room is around a baby nursery theme or color scheme.
Following are a few suggestions to get you started:
The best way to get an idea for your nursery theme is by selecting the baby bedding that best reflects your unique style. Choose a main print that will set the tone for the whole room. There are many options available today that go beyond the traditional babyish themes. Maybe pretty pink polka-dots or purple flowers for a little girls room, and blue gingham to dress up a little boys room. Be sure to
A Nautical theme is a classic choice for any nursery--and great for a summer beach cottage. Start with traditional furniture and add in shades of sea-worthy blues and reds. Break with convention by choosing bright bedding, cherry wall border and fun art, and this is a room that's perfect for your little skipper.
P&N says that Bratt Decor's Dick Crib in Cherry Red is the perfect center piece for this nautical theme nursery.
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)
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.
Today’s grandparents are younger, healthier, and far more active than ever. And this generation of parents absolutely love it! We see mothers and daughters shopping together for not one, but two nurseries. This is because grandma, or more often, Gigi, is putting a nursery in her house too. With many new moms holding down full time jobs, it’s an amazing gift to have grandparents that can help with children. It just makes sense to have a dedicated space in the grandparents home for baby. Today’s nurseries are so much more design oriented than baby rooms of the past. There are beautiful furniture collections in every style imaginable, tons of luxury crib bedding collections, amazing art, floor coverings, lighting, and more. So, with so much to choose from, what do you really need?
First on the list is to purchase a new crib that meets all the current safety standards. This is
back from Louisville, KY for the 2010 Spring Conference for independent retailers in the baby and kids industry,and we had a blast. First of all, Louisville is a very charming city, clean, friendly and with a decidedly sophisticated edge. We loved the cool restaurants, and shops. The Museum Hotel was amazing, and was actually just written up in Conde Nast. Check it out, if you're going to Louisville.<><> The show was small and exciting. We saw some of our wonderful store owners from around the country. We saw Debbie from Beautiful Beginnings in Chicago, who is doing great with the line. Spent some time with two of our favorite Left Coast Girls who own The Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks, California. If you're ever out there, stop in because the store is beautiful and the service is unparalleled. There was cool new products on the market that you may love.
Putting together the nursery isn't all fun and decorating--what do you do with all those blankets and bur cloths if you don't want to cram them into drawers? P&N helps you organize your baby gear in style.
Bratt Decor's wall shelves are considered the perfect storage solution for holding all baby's things.
Jennifer Lopez called upon Petit Tresor to furnish her nursery.
The new mom opened a registry and had store owners help her design nurseries. Jennifer Lopez went all out with a cashmere cardigan, hat and bootie pants from Baby Cz, $279 , a matching pink set, $279, a set of Plain Marys Hunk and Babe onesies, $169. For the nursery, Jennifer purchased Bratt Decor's Premiere cribs, $966 each and Glam Gliders $1,420 each, Clara changing table, $1780. and Mia Bossi diaper bag, $1250.