After weeks of searching, I think I have found the fabric I want to use for Katelyn's room. I don't think it is possible to express how big of a deal it is that I finally made a decision. I don't plan to have a "theme" so much; just fabric prints and colors I love, kind of eclectic, where every item is something special chosen just for her.
Our crib and dresser are dark espresso-stained wood. My mom offered to make the crib blanket out of the chosen fabrics. We're planning on a neutral wall color and drapes, with touches of color around the room. Some of the special things we are planning are: refinish and distress Ryan's childhood rocking chair and rocking horse, homemade decor for the walls, a special 'vintage' looking handmade doll, and other little odds and ends picked out by mom.
I am not a decorator. Not even close. I'm not artistic or very creative. Even so, this is something I really want to do for my little girl. I want this to be my gift to her, which is why I agonize over every little decision (while still loving every minute of it). I have no idea how this all will turn out, but at least we'll have fun in the process!
In the meantime, here is my starting point, the fabrics I have chosen for the room:
They don't look quite the same on the computer as they do in person, but it gives the idea.
(I haven't actually ordered these yet. As I was just about to order, I hesitated and decided to wait until after our next ultrasound, just to have a secondary confirmation that this is Katelyn growing in my belly. I've had another couple dreams about having a little boy, and I just want to be as sure as possible before pulling out the debit card. ;) I feel pretty confident this is her, I'm just being a bit cautious. Aren't I always???)