Mariah Carey is ready to pop! The diva and her husband Nick Cannon, who posed for an embarrassing artsy pregnant nude photo shoot, are ready for the arrival of their twins (a boy and a girl) and they have two luxurious nurseries ready to welcome them at their homes in Bel-Air and New York.
Mariah proudly shows off the room waiting for her bundles of joy, designed by the mama-to-be, Gail Sedigh and famous decorator Mario Buatta. Mariah wants her twins to be themselves, have their own identity and not become a blue and pink clichÃ©.
“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.”
“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.”
Gorgeous. Fantastic. Green is the new blue. LOL. Mariah revealed that her favorite part of the twinâ€™s LA nursery is the cloudscape, star-speckled ceiling. The decoration also includes butterflies, a big stuffed-animal giraffe and super-soft stuffed-animal lambs.
“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.”
Mariah and Nick are absolutely ready for these babies. Mariah has been waiting her whole life to become a mom. The singer believes these babies will come to the world to teach them a precious lesson. Babies are usually good teaching the parents all about selflessness.
“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.”
Congratulations to Mariah and Nick!
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