The new People magazine issue is on newsstands now, featuring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins Max and Emme. You’ve got to check it out, if only to get a look at that nursery. Wow. It’s like Versailles in there with crystal chandeliers and everything.
Jennifer Lopez–a mere month after giving birth to two babies–is perfectly svelte and glowing like someone who has spent a month at a spa. Keep in mind that she looked like this just a month ago:
And here she was in NYC today (via MediaOutrage):
In the People magazine photos, there’s no sign of spit-up in Lopez’s hair. No dark circles under her eyes from sleepless nights, or puffiness from hormonal crying jags. She even mentions that she plans to run a triathalon this year because she wants her babies to be proud of their mama. Way to make all the rest of us mothers feel like losers, J. Lo!
Here’s an aerial view of the Lopez-Anthony $3.7 million estate in Glen Head, New York (photo via Showbiz News):
When the couple bought the mansion, it was decorated in a hunting theme that included lots of plaid wallpaper and wooden mallards. The Fall/Winter 2006 issue of Vogue Living featured its remodel:
According to People, Jennifer Lopez declared that money was no object when it came to decorating the nursery for the twins:
Jennifer Lopez called upon the experts at Hollywood favorite baby boutique Petit Tresor. For the nursery, the twins will dream away in Chelsea Sleigh cribs, $1390 each while Mom and Dad relax in Glam Gliders $1,420 each. And when they need changing, the twins will have a Clara changing table, $1780.
Here’s the Clara changing table from Petit Tresor:
The French-made cribs feature hand-embroidered bedding. PageSix reported that they spent over $120,000 for the ocean-themed room: “The tiny pair will also gaze upon 18-karat gilded trim and chandeliers in Jennifer and Marc Anthony’s Long Island home, as well as in the nurseries in their Bel Air and Fisher Island homes.”
Just to be clear, when they say it’s an ocean-themed room, they don’t mean they went with this:
No. They’re talking hand-painted murals.
Despite the earlier mention of the Chelsea Sleigh Cribs, they were nowhere to be seen in the People photos. The cribs in the photo spread were from Bratt Decor ($847 each) and looked like this:
Here are the cribs in the nursery itself:
I think it’s lovely. But the folks at Parents Magazine took a different view and declared it a “death trap.” In an open memo to Jennifer Lopez, the editors wrote on their GoodyBlog:
We want those sweet twins to stay out of harm’s way, so we’re begging you…please babyproof! Take the pillows, stuffed animals, and blankets out of the cribs. They’re suffocation hazards. Get rid of the dramatic draped canopies hanging over the cribs, which can cause strangulation. Those cute bows tied onto the crib slats? Choking hazards as soon as the babies are big enough to get their hands on them. And throw a window guard on that open window!
It’s such a pretty deathtrap, though. Without the bows, canopies, draperies, pillows, blankets, and piles of stuffed animals, what would be left? A chandelier, two cribs, and a window guard.
Photos via People and Vogue Living.