All the Delicate Details of Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott's 'Modern' Nursery for Her Twins
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott welcomed her "double blessing" identical twin daughters Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn, on Jan. 29 — and "it really — by the grace of God — was not a long process" to get pregnant, she tells PEOPLE for this week's issue.
"I love being able to see through them on the monitor," Scott tells PEOPLE of the twins' acrylic cribs, sharing photos of their gorgeous nursery that was designed with the help of Washington, D.C.,-based Heloise McKee Mitchell of Mintwood Home.
"It's different parts of my personality – I love mixing something traditional and something new and modern," she explains. "It just makes for a creative space to have the combination of all of that."
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OASIS OF CALM
With a variety of animal prints, dashes of greenery and unique touches (a tiny gold pig!), the nursery boasts pops of blue against a blush backdrop. It's a room Scott describes to PEOPLE as "chic and minimal but comfortable."
There's also print of lion cub "twins" because "I wanted something with twins," says Scott, adding, "I loved the black and white of the zebra — and it matches the black and white of this table. It's my one spot of funky with all this blush monotone."
CHIPS OFF THE BLOCK
Scott says her daughters' "face shape is different" — Betsy has "a little bit of a rounder face and Emory's is more oval, heart-shaped — kinda like mine."
"Betsy has her dad's head, period," she adds. "Just exactly [her] dad. And then Emory has a little bit of [a different] face shape, and she was thinner. She was the older sister, a minute older, but a little bit more thin, especially in the beginning. Now she's got chins like her sister."
FAMILY OF FIVE
Expecting two babies was extra special for the couple, who initially wondered if they may need to consider medical assistance after their previous loss. (They're also parents to daughter Eisele Kaye, 4½.)
"I remember Charles [Kelley] asked, 'So did y'all have to do fertility [treatments]?' I said, 'No.' Thankfully, we thought we would but we did not," says Scott, who jokingly adds, "I said, 'And no, we did not Google how to have twins. It just happened.' "
"It was just one of those things. I was like, 'They're meant to be here,' " she says, explaining that neither side of the family has a history of twins.
A SPECIAL GIFT
One friend who gave Scott something that fit perfectly into her daughters' nursery decor? Fellow country star Kelsea Ballerini, who attended her December baby shower and gifted Scott with two pairs of sparkly pink shoes.
As far as the room's aesthetic went, though, Scott admits she "didn't want it to be too girly," explaining, "I knew that was going to come in with their personalities and their clothes! That's why I brought the blue in with the rug because I wanted it to feel light and airy. I love this accent wall – and I'm obsessed with this wallpaper."
"She was just so in awe of her little sisters and how we had talked to them and sang to them and talked about them and she'd watch my body grown, and felt them move," Scott says of Eisele.
"[She felt the] same way we felt of like … one second, you're not holding them and then the next second, you are."
A NEW EXPERIENCE
Scott tells PEOPLE while she physically felt good during her pregnancy ("This time around, I slept a lot"), she wasn't sure what to expect at first.
"I'm like, 'With Eisele, I carried a certain way. With twins, I mean, I might look five months pregnant by 12 weeks. Who knows?' " she says.