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

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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Out and About: Holiday House Hamptons

The 2nd Annual Holiday House Hamptons presented by HC&C (Hamptons Cottages & Garden) is open at Watchcase, Sag Harbor from June 29 – August 10, 2014. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Holiday House Hamptons visitors … Continue reading

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Small Spaces

Happy Monday!  Sorry for the lack of posting.  I’ve been spending time with the family, catching up on task, and trying to keep things orderly around the house since we are living in the same small house through the summer. … Continue reading

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Monday Quote

Happy Monday! This weekend I enjoyed the view from the lovely Westside apartment my son just moved into. I’ve been busy packing boxes, purchasing first apartment essentials and juggling everything at home.   Sometimes it feels things are not getting accomplished fast enough.  Then I take a … Continue reading

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Eric Cohler Curates Amerock Hardware Collection

This post is sponsored via Amerock.   Earlier this month I joined a small gathering of bloggers and interior designer Eric Cohler for a fun and interactive afternoon hosted by Amerock.  Cohler’s designs have appeared regularly on the pages of  Elle Décor, House Beautiful and … Continue reading

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