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CBB Exclusive: Inside D'Lila and Jessie Combs' nursery

02/05/2007 at 03:13 PM ET

We got the inside scoop on Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kim Porter‘s twin daughters’, D’Lila Star and Jessie James, nursery straight from their designer, Shalena Smith of Ga Ga Designs.  Ga Ga Designs is a Los Angeles-based interior design company specializing in custom baby nurseries, children and teen rooms. The nursery took Shalena and her crew three months of hard work to come up with, complete with custom french cherub cribs, a romantic sky mural and princess accessories.

For an exclusive look at what’s in their nursery, click to read more.


Shalena told us that they went off of the Lil Miss Diddy "Pretty inPink" theme.  "It was hard getting Kim and Diddy to visualize a pinkroom because they were used to having boys.  When I first met with Kim,she was not sure about using pink at all." But after Shalena showed Kimsome looks, she fell in love with pink. "She first selected a pink andbrown set, but then Sean wanted a softer look, he thought the first setwas too heavy. So we started over and did everything custom."The end result is a whimsical French Garden theme of pink, cream andsoft green.  They did manage to incorporate some brown and pink, withGa Ga’s chocolate brown and pink chenille stripe and silk dupioni Louisa Moses Basket.

Having read about Ga Ga in B.A.B.Y magazineand slammed with Kim’s Wicked Wicked Games TV show and Diddy’s newalbum release, Kim and Diddy had no time to shop, so they met withShalena this past summer and started working with her. Ga Ga is knownfor their sky murals and butterflies so it only makes sense that Diddywould choose to work with them because he really wanted a sky mural.Shalena told us, "Butterflies represent change and beauty, which isexactly what a new baby brings to us all… and of course the sky isthe limit for our children." D’Lila and Jessie’s mural features "thecutest brown fairies sitting in a garden."

The girls sleep in French Ancestry Cherubini cream colored cribs (from LL Cool J), which are decorated in satin petal pink linens. Shalena told us, "Diddy likes things simple and clean, soft and elegant" so she custom designed the crib bedding using soft satin petal pink fabric, linen fabrics.  The two tier dustruffle has a cream lace overlay and an extra long satin dust ruffle for the second tier and the bumper has embroidered flowers. One set of bedding was a gift from Gail King (aka Oprah‘s best friend).  (Note that the first photo is the crib the babies have and the second photo shows the bedding.)

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In Diddy and Kim’s bedroom, the girls sleep in this beautiful wrought iron Zanzibar rocking cradle.   

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Tiny tushies are wiped and babies are suited up courtesy of this seven drawer French Ancestry dresser/changing table from Jay-Z, with this French mirror above it.  (Check out the Ga Ga tank tops beside the baby.)  In the background of the first photo, you can sort of make out the down-filled gliding chair with ottoman, upholstered in a cream Italian fabric.

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ShoesThe babies are only weeks old but they have already amassed a shoe collection larger than most of us probably have.


Chandelier The room is topped off with a Stella Pink Chandelier dazzled with teardrop crystals and cream pearls (from Denzel Washington).  The nursery is landscaped with hand carved cherub moldings on each custom piece of furniture and famed painter, Christine Dangelo, created a wall-length mural of sweet fairies and butterflies in a soft whimsical garden setting.


Drooz_jessie_dlila_plaquesDlilawallhanging Keeping with Diddy’s high-end style, Shalena incorporated subtle glitz into the cozy room.  Wall hangings with the girls’ names embossed in swarovski crystals on plaques were handpainted by Shelly Kennedy of Drooz Studio.  The little princesses also have their names announced on these Prima Princess hand-painted wall hangings, topped with silk roses, ribbons and beads.  Also commissioned from Drooz Studio were these tiny pink glass tiaras that sit upon satin pillows from Tiny Tiara  and "Princess" door tags.  Other decor includes this "Sisters are for sharing secrets" plaque that is in the entry way of the nursery and this "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" plaque.

Tablechairs Shalena even worked with Kim and Diddy’s friends to make sure gifts would coordinate with the nursery.  Producer LA Reid gave the girls pink "Sky Princess&quot
; tricycles
that even have working headlights.  Other gifts include a Silver Cross Toy Rose doll carriage from Silver Cross and a rose and vine table and chair set from Shaquille O’Neil.

"This was a fantastic nursery to decorate.  Both Sean and Kim have an amazing sense of style and came to Ga-Ga Designs with specific ideas,” explains Shalena. "We blended their vision with our expertise, one of a kind designs and safety recommendations to create the perfect space for Jessie and D’Lila.”  It’s clear that Diddy and Kim are thrilled with the nursery.  Kim said, "I could not have got this done without Ga Ga Designs.  Shalena really pulled this off in a timely manner and the rooms are even more beautiful then I could have imagined.”

Photos: People and Ga Ga Designs

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Callen on

If I were to be reborn again….Hi Mommy Kim and Daddy Diddy!lol.

Morgan on

I love the nursery Shalena did for the NYPD actress’ son Max. She really seems talented and I’d be excited to see pictures of such a well thought out nursery

ASHELEY on

DAM CAN I BE REBORN INTO DIDDYS FAMILY!!!!!!!

THEY ARE PRINCESSES THO SO THEY DESERVE IT ALL!!

Heavenly_hibiscus on

“whimsical French Garden theme of pink, cream and soft green.” sigh… that’s my dream nursary…
Just reading the descriptions of everything is just so dreamy. Ah, what the heck, forget a nursary, I should just redecorate my own bedroom like that!

That is an incredibly cute photo of the babies asleep together.

Allison on

WOW!!!! I hope that I have a shoe collection like that someday but I highly doubt it!!!! They are sure sweet little girls! Cuties!

layla on

Are you kidding me!!!!!! Those girls will never wear half of those shoes, what fits them today will not fit them a month from now! Can we say over the top!!!!! I find the whole thing to be simply ridiculous. We will see those girls on the MTV’s Sweet Sixteen show in a 16 years acting like total brats. And the parents will be the ones to blame for creating overindulged, entitled, spoiled children. Money buys “things” but not class!

georgia on

I’m so over Diddy and this whole facade of a happy family. This is Diddy’s THIRD child in a year. He has a baby girl in Atlanta so don’t buy into all the B.S. he’s putting out there. And on top of that, he just got caught on film cheating with Sienna Miller. Yes, the babies are cute but Kim is not very smart to stay with him.

Sarita on

I totally agree with you Layla. And beside it all being completely over the top, I think the cribs are ugly!
The girls are cute but their parents have lost it.

Veronica on

I am fascinated by Kim Porter; I don’t know if I should pity her or applaud her for her strength. I’m still on the fence. She’s either really truly loves this man or she is a brilliant woman who has a secret agenda. Nevertheless happiness and health to her children.

Mary on

I agree with what layla said. It’s just too much. People who already have more than enough are getting lavish gifts from celebs who also have more than enough. Meanwhile kids are starving to death right in this country. Yeah, that makes all the sense in the world. I’m happy for them and all, but it’s all too much. We know those kids won’t even get around to wearing half the stuff they’ve been gifted with, so those cute little shoes and clothes would do better being donated to an orphanage somewhere.

Christina on

Are these twins theres, or did Kim have invitro. I’m just asking for so many celeb’s are having twins, and I’m just curious has to how many are natural, and if they did do invitro my gosh all the pain the wife must go thru. But the bubba’s in the end make it all worth while.

Heavenly_hibiscus on

*shock* diddy has another baby girl in Atlanta??? I didn’t know that. eww, ok, that changes my impression of him.

ang on

god…………i’m gonna go with layla on this 1. it sounds amazing, but the true test will be how humble these girls(and other privileged celeb kids) are 10 yrs from now.

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