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

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Entertaining: Make It Beautiful

I’m getting excited that the holidays are almost here.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  However, I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to come around to enjoy everyday entertaining.  Sharing a meal with family and  friends or eating alone is … Continue reading

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Project Design 2014: Healing The Body and Soul

  Bedroom: Charles Pavarini III and J. Randall Tarasuk  Charles Pavarini III Design Associates, Inc. The power of color for healing and technology is carefully and thoughtfully incorporated into this bedroom design.   Shades of blue can be very calming.  At a touch of a … Continue reading

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Project Design 2014 Phase II: Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

  America’s top interior designers, contractors, vendors,  Kravet Inc, NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) magazine and star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Listing New York, Ryan Serhant will unveil a labor of love and celebrate the newly designed home-away-from-home for … Continue reading

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Purple In October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’ll be covering the Holiday House NYC next month and celebrating all things pink this month.   In the meantime, I wanted to bring attention to another great cause. Did you know that October is also Domestic … Continue reading

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Monday Quote: Work Wisely

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda via etc Tweet

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Ivy’s Style Picks: Treat Yourself

      The weekend is here!  Planning a  quick getaway or sleeping in?  Treat yourself to a few finds from One Kings Lane that will have you feeling a little more luxurious away or at home.  (Two-Tone Cashmere Blend Slippers, Drawstring Bag, Solid … Continue reading

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Hello October: Study Inspiration

Happy October! This is a busy month starting with fall Market at the D&D, High Point Market, and great showhouses, like the Phase II of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island . See last year’s designs here. The holidays … Continue reading

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Monday Quote: An Affair With A House

“I’ve come to learn that age is beautiful.  That’s why we like old furniture and old houses.  Some people want to ignore the past.  They think only the future is important.  But I think we get to the future by going … Continue reading

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Fashion: Style File

Finding my style: I love wearing dresses. When winter arrives, pretty pastels coats and floral patterns will  brighten gray days.  – Designer Ulyana Sergeenko, before A Show, Paris, September 2013. – Neutral colors, cable sweater and metallic gold skirt make a fall chic … Continue reading

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