If we didn’t know already that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s twins were going to be competing with Suri Cruise for the title of world’s most spoiled (and luckiest) children, we sure do now. In an interview with Life & Style magazine, Mariah proudly showed off the gorgeous nurseries, which will soon be home to the babies (one in their Californian mansion and another in their New York City apartment), and divulged that the elaborate set up cost a mind-blowing $100,000, including $30,000 on the cribs!
Of the room, she says:
“I wanted to create a beautiful, tranquil, cozy environment for the babies… Everything matches, but pieces are individualized to celebrate the twins as separate entities. 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…. 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.”
And of course, her signature butterflies are dotted around the room.
Mariah notes that “it’s going to be a delicate balance between raising them around glitz and glamour and keeping them grounded.” You think? I know for sure that sleeping in a $30,000 bed and receiving gifts from Beyonce and Jay-Z before you’re even a week old, is going to make living a “grounded” life difficult. Especially when your mother is world renowned as being a huge diva herself!
The singer enlisted the services of Gail Sedigh of AFK Furniture to help design the LA nursery, and the world-famous decorator Mario Buatta for the NYC room. Pick up a copy of Life & Style for more pictures!