The gateway Drexel Hack: Throw pillows!

One of the first things that I noticed about  all our Drexel couches was that the cushions (or throw pillows, depending on where you’re from) are the standard 20 x 20 square. To my delight it was  easy to unzip the covers and

Mix & Match

I have officially hacked, closeted, arranged or stored every piece of Drexel that is practical for our current apartment. Now I’m having fun looking for fresh ways to mix in pieces that can travel with us

Checkout Checklist: Fall 2015

Hi guys! I just made myself a shop-ahead checklist: I don’t want to miss out on anything for the upcoming Fall/Winter season because it didn’t get here on time.  It occurred to me that I wish someone had shared something like this last year

Adaptations Along the Way

Pushing my rented stroller through the Siena city center. As I mentioned in my post last week,  we just got back from our first R&R.

Picture Perfect

Have you seen these?! A fellow DS-spouse friend (who will be departing for her first post soon!) brought indie mats to my attention, and I’m so in love.

Modern Man Cave

When we lived in Virginia, M made several comments about having a “man cave”. Our home was tiny, and it’s not like I was buying floral tablecloths, but he did have a point. I kind of felt bad about it. This time around, I’m making a conscious effort to incorporate masculine elements and more of his likes into our main spaces. Here’s my favorite […]

Ektorp Sans Ikea

Whenever someone goes looking to cover  the ubiquitous (and hideous) Drexel flat-top patterned couches, the Ektorp is mentioned. Ikea slipcovers are versatile, affordable, and quickly update the feel of a couch. But Ikea ships very few  products,

Tile Tattoos

Tile is commonly used in many second and third-world countries, but most designs don’t exactly scream “neutral” (or blend with the beautiful Fiesta Ware you’ve been lovingly collecting).

Drexel Hack #1

So I’ve been experimenting with different temporary ways to modify various pieces of the Drexel we have in our new place. The fastest and easiest so far has been this simple idea: swap out the brass knobs! I ordered these awesome replacements from Anthropologie, and a phillips screwdriver is the only tool you need (thank God M […]