Mariah Carey let the cameras of Lies&Style into her nurseries, which is kind of like unleashing a bottle of compressed herp into the air. But no matter. We get to look at pretty pictures… WHEE! I don’t know how much money, that would usually line the pockets of stoned sources, has gone into this. But it must be a lot. The magazine already published a bunch of pictures of her naked and she was completely naked on their cover too. Now the magazine is getting exclusive access to the twins’ nurseries. With twin cribs side-by-side and a giant giraffe in the corner of the room, it’s all surprisingly tasteful. She must have had Her Gays design the whole thing. Must have. There’s actually two nurseries; one in Carey and Nick cannon’s Bel-Air home and the other at their New York City apartment.
- On her twins having their own spaces: ‘I wanted to create a beautiful, tranquil, cozy environment for the babies,’ Mariah tells Life & Style in an exclusive interview. ‘Everything matches, but pieces are individualized to celebrate the twins as separate entities.’
- On how name-dropping is fun: ‘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 [choosing pink and green bedding instead].’
- On her favourite part of the Los Angeles nursery: ‘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,’ Mariah tells Life & Style. ‘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.’
- On coordinating a nursery for the twins at her NYC apartment: ‘I prefer the East Coast schooling over the West Coast,” Nick tells Life & Style. “But there are other things that come into play, like work.’
- On being ready for the arrival of her son and daughter: ‘Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us,’ Mariah says. ‘It’s going to be a delicate balance between raising them around glitz and glamour and keeping them grounded. One thing I’m sure of is that I’ll be grateful for the twins every day, no matter what.’