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
I know, I know – that’s a lofty title to give this post, considering it’s a simple new purchase review. But it’s the little solutions like this that nerd me out with neat-freak happiness!
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
We finally got our supplemental shipment this week – yay! Included and most anxiously awaited was our new Casper mattress. It’s amazing.
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
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.
Don’t laugh, but this is my favorite piece of furniture to recommend: I purchased one of these 4-tier shelves from Target, and then two more from Walmart while stateside. That was back in 2009, and I’m STILL using them.
Adaptation House is about sourcing and adjusting all the little things that make home life happy abroad. This is just one of those tiny things,
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.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the art collecting habits of FS members and their families. Many of my new friends have some amazing art on their walls
I’ve been hunting for more hacks and ideas to archive here on Adaptation House, and here’s another great one taken (with permission of course) from Trailing Houses. Waterproof seats!
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 […]
The Holidays are almost here! With the maddening pouch rules for shipping and the insanely little amount of storage space (I know I’m not alone here), I’ve been trying not to go postal with Christmas decorations.
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,
Slipcover Success! Thanks to Heidi I. for sharing this Drexel “Kara Mid Sofa” slipcover awesomeness on Trailing House
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).
Just found these paper frames from printemshop.com, looks like a perfect solution for my bedroom gallery wall.
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 […]