Sunday, May 22, 2011

Room Colors

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???)


Savannah said...

You're right, the colors don't show well on the computer. Is that black or brown? Love the birds! They are so cute.

RMCarter said...

It is dark brown. You can't really see too well, but the birds are sketched in dark brown. :)

Michele said...

VERY pretty!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! :) "Baby steps"....:)

No Baby Ruth said...

I had been meaning to comment on this post and with all the blogger trouble... anyway. I LOVE the room colors and I LOVE that bird fabric. I also love the coordinating damask print they have. I found that same online store and was THIIIIIISSSS close to ordering sheets in that pattern. I still might, but they are kinda pricey. But so cute, so probably worth it! :)