Author Archives: Ivy de Leon

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and flea market finds with antiques and vintage pieces to create inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM

Five Wallpaper Patterns To Update Your Walls

Wallpaper has come a long way since grandma’s house. The selections of wallpaper on the market today are amazing.  Sometimes finding the perfect pattern for the project could be overwhelming.  With a color design plan in hand, the patterns and color come together … Continue reading

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Power Monday: Rose Gold

Happy Monday!  I have a rose gold crush.  For busy working women, the look is simple and feminine without the flowers.  An oversize rose wool-blend gabardine coat is a great essential to drape over the shoulders on cool mornings.  Rose gold is fresh and adds a little sparkle to Monday morning. Image: Polyvore 

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Raise Your Glass to Autumn

Autumn arrived this week. Time for apple pie, pumpkin lattes and bonfires. Celebrate the arrival of autumn with an apple picking party.  Enjoy the great outdoors and feast on delicious crisp apples.  Golden delicious apples are my favorite. Decorate the table with seasonal … Continue reading

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Dwell on Design New York Giveaway

With 15 years of the best modern homes, Dwell Magazine is bringing Dwell on Design to New York for a 3-day celebration of design starting Oct. 2 thru Oct. 4.  Dwell on Design NY takes place at Skylight Clarkson Sq. located … Continue reading

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Entertaining: Ease Into Autumn

Colorful leaves and cool weather signal the arrival of autumn.  This time of year is great for entertaining and catching up with friends after a long summer. I love tabletop and gathering at the table to share appetizers or a full meal.  Time … Continue reading

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Power Monday: Desk Envy

Happy Monday! If you have to sit at a desk, it should be beautiful. This one is gorgeous.  A perfect pairing of chic, glam and leopard, which you know I love.  The closet/office space belongs to Rachel, fashion blogger and jewelry designer, over … Continue reading

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Refresh Your Space With Beautiful Lighting

Sometimes all you need is a little change like replacing an outdated lighting fixture to give a room a fresh look.  Most rooms need layered lighting for a well-lit room.  Circa Lighting has a wide selection of floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Orange This Autumn

Happy Labor Day! Heading into autumn, I’m embracing all things orange and white. Tory Burch sweater, white slipcovers with orange trim. Why not, orange walls. Orange and white is crisp and current. CuratedKravet pieces are a great selection to update a room for … Continue reading

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Country At Home: Living Room House Tour

Hard to believe a year has gone by since we moved into our country house.  The interesting thing about this house is that it is the spec house for a 50 and over community development.  It has been an interesting experience.  I thought … Continue reading

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Everyday Essentials

Here we go! The kids are almost back in school.  Getting everyone back to a schedule is what I like about September.  Looking forward to everyday life is more fun with essentials that make me feel good. I love a soft … Continue reading

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