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

Thanksgiving Table

It is a winter wonderland at home. Snow is falling and it sure looks beautiful. Let’s face it, it is not the best timing as thousands of people are on the road trying to get home for Thanksgiving.  I’m wising … Continue reading

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Style: Girl Meets Travel

  As we get ready for the holidays, many of us will be travelling to visit family and friends.  Here are few favorites for comfort and style this holiday season.  Arrive on time with a tomboy chic, sporty style watch.  Classic black and white:  … Continue reading

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Heat and Glo Fireplaces

With the cold weather and shorter day light hours many of us rather stay in than venture out.  Fireplaces have long been a popular choice for homes because the beauty of the hearth and the heat provides an inviting area for … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Table: Back to Basics

There will be no shopping on Thanksgiving Day here!  Let’s keep the tradition.  Thanksgiving Day is celebrated with family and friends.  Call everyone to the table set in simple elegance with white linen, stoneware or white porcelain and classic silver plated accessories.   … Continue reading

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Design Takes Time

The holidays have arrived. We are excited to be hosting Thanksgiving in the country this year.  Although I wish I could have the house beautifully decorated, great design takes time.  Most custom furnishings take 6 to 8 weeks and sometimes longer … Continue reading

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Style: Sweaters That Work And Play

The temperature is a little colder these days.  Time to shop for sweaters.  I’m loving these three looks for work and play.  Basic, but not boring.  Beige and gray  make a statement paired with leopard and leather.   Oh, those shoes, gorgeous!  Sometimes you just have … Continue reading

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Contemporary Kitchen & Dining

This stunning kitchen & dining area transformation at the 2014 Project Design Ronald McDonald Show House was created by designers Vasi Ypsilantis  and Margreet Cevasco.  This is the second year the design duo poured their heart and soul into the Kitchen … Continue reading

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