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

Summer Break

Hello, again.  I’m back from my summer break. It has been a busy two weeks.  I took a trip to Connecticut and visited Southbury.  We stayed at the Heritage Hotel and Conference Center where we stayed many times when the kids were young.  It’s close to … Continue reading

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Monday Quote

Happy Monday! Taking a few days off to enjoy a little sunshine. See you soon. Tweet

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What To Wear: Five Summer Favorites

Hard to believe today is August 1st. This week I noticed day light ended at approximately 8:30 pm, the tomatoes and avocados are plentiful, and beautiful zinnia flowers  are easily accessible, all indicating summer is in full swing.   Here are five weekend summer … Continue reading

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Mark D. Sikes’ California Home

Designer and Lifestyle Blogger, Mark D. Sikes beautiful California  home was first featured in House Beautiful Magazine.  He  launched his Lifestyle Blog in 2011 showing us his sense of style. Sikes has captured our attention ever since. Two decades of working as a visual merchandiser and store … Continue reading

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Monday Quote: 7/28/14

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House Dreaming: White Houses

The moving trucks are everywhere this time of year.  On our street we have had 3 families move.  After each move the painters and repair trucks come to get ready for the new homeowners.  With so much going on outside, I … Continue reading

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Inspirational Quote

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Close to Home: Five Things For The Weekend

This weekend it’s all about the simple things: watching the sunrise, enjoying a delicious summer salad, a run in the woods, Pear Martini, and a little weekend entertaining. Hope your weekend is fabulous! Photo credits: Ivy de Leon Tweet

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Kitchen Island: Have a Seat

Kitchen islands allow extra space for gathering and keeping the cook in the center of the action. The height of the island and seats make all the difference for function and comfort. Getting it right is as easy as taking a few measurements. via … Continue reading

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