When your momma is Mariah Carey, expect nothing but the best! Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon will have two nurseries for their twins–one in their luxe Bel-Air estate and the other in their New York City apartment.
“I wanted to create a beautiful, tranquil, cozy environment for the babies,” Mariah tells Life & Style. “Everything matches, but pieces are individualized to celebrate the twins as separate entities.”
Mariah enlisted the help of Gail Sedigh and decorator Mario Buatta to achieve the look and feel she wanted. “Designing the LA nursery with Gail Sedigh of AFK Furniture and world-famous decorator Mario Buatta was so challenging because I had such specific ideas I wanted implemented. I feel like I’m bringing two individuals into the world, so I wanted to do more than cookie-cutter styles in blue and pink,” she adds.
The twins’ LA nursery was inspired by two songs that Carey wrote. “The ceiling has orangey-pink clouds in a blue sky with golden stars twinkling. It’s based on two songs I wrote that are fan favorites: ‘Underneath the Stars’ and ‘Close My Eyes.’ Sometimes I just sit in the nursery and stare at the ceiling because I love it so much. To me, it symbolizes wanting my children to dream as big as possible and to let their imaginations be unbridled.”
So of course the big question is, why have a NY nursery if the LA nursery seems so inspirational. Nick answered that question by saying the following: “I prefer the East Coast schooling over the West Coast,” says dad-to-be Nick. “But there are other things that come into play, like work.”
It only makes sense to have two nurseries if they’re going to be going back and forth between both homes. How cute does Mariah look holding the lamb in the picture above? If you’re not a Mariah Carey fan, the songstress refers to her fans as lambs. The full gallery of the couple’s nurseries are in the new issue of Life & Style, which hits newsstands Friday.