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

About Last Night: Hope Lodge NYC Holiday Bash

The American Cancer Society’s 8th Annual Hope Lodge NYC Holiday Bash was a great success.  Thanks to many wonderful people we enjoyed wine, dining and design to raise funds for an incredible cause, Hope Lodge NYC.   The gala at the … Continue reading

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Hope Lodge NYC 2016 Holiday Bash

Hello December!  A few months ago, I was chosen to design a table for the American Cancer Society’s 8th Annual Hope Lodge NYC Holiday Bash.  The Holiday Bash is an annual event that combines wine, dining and design to raise … Continue reading

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20 Tips and Tricks For A Harmonious Thanksgiving

Our friends at Big Chill have just made it easier to get ready for Thanksgiving with a great info-graphic.  Don’t panic, you still have two full days before Thanksgiving arrives. After 20 years of hosting Thanksgiving dinner, I still find … Continue reading

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5 Thanksgivings Dinner Settings To Love

 Country Estate Main House Dinner Plates Plymouth Turkey Dinnerware Collection lvharkness Wythe Collection – Ralph Lauren  Martha Stewart Different styles, but all gorgeous table settings for a Thanksgiving table setting to love. Start a collection or mix and match.  It’s … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For A New Year

Happy Monday!   A new year has started with the arrival of my birthday over the weekend.  I am feeling excited and optimistic.   There are many reasons to be thankful.  Here is to another year and  sharing it with … Continue reading

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Get Cozy In Grey With Scalamandre Fabrics

Grey schemes this fall season are chic, sophisticated and inviting, perfect for warming up the crisp and cool days of autumn. Layer it with  plush cut velvets, wool paisley, embroideries, soft textures and linen damasks to create your own cozy … Continue reading

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Cooking Is Caring: Halloween Recipe and Kichen Decor

Are you ready for Halloween?   I bought bags of candy for the kids and put out a few outdoor Halloween decorations.   In the kitchen,  I finished a few simple and delicious recipes for our Halloween dinner. Since I … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chic: DIY Faux Pineapple Finials

Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality.  I often see carved-wood finials of pineapples on fence posts throughout New England.  They are so charming.   We live in a Cape-Cod style house so I wanted to duplicate a similar look for … Continue reading

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Create an Elegant Halloween Dinner Table On a Budget

Ever walk into a shop and forget what you walked in to buy? That happened to me when I saw a punch of white peonies at the florist.   Peonies in October are hard to find.  I bought a bunch. … Continue reading

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Happiness Is Homemade

Happy Weekend!   Hot apple cider and fresh warm cider donuts are a weekend favorite around our house.  It is our first fall season in the  house so I’m trying to bring some homemade happiness into our home.  See more … Continue reading

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