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

Three Pendant Styles To Wow Guest In The Kitchen

Regina Andrews Large Globe Pendants Designing my dream kitchen is going to take dollars and time.  I’m crushing on gray cabinets.  Our kitchen has too much brown going on with the stain cherry shaker cabinets.  When a major overhaul of … Continue reading

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Make It A Positive Monday

via Happy Monday friends! New day, new week, stay positive! What to Wear:  With summer weather expected to be hot, a dress is my first choice to get ready for the work week.  One piece to pick up and go. … Continue reading

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Here Comes Fun!

Cheers to the weekend!  Cocktails and shoes and a few good friends sounds just like the weekend I want.  Nordstrom is having their Anniversary Sale!  Shoes therapy would do me good.  NYNow  is currently at the Javits Center so I’m … Continue reading

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Power Monday: Inspiration, design and fashion

We are better together.   All of us–you and your team, you and your fellow makers. Not one of you is the same and not one of you could fully replace the other. In my humble experience, we are ten … Continue reading

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Try This Easy To Serve Summer Sangria

Summer is in full swing.  Enjoy the flavors of summer with a delicious peach and mango sangria that is easy to make and serve.  Williams-Sonoma Peach and Mango Sangria mix with a touch of tangy citrus makes everyday a sunny, … Continue reading

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How To Create A Welcoming Outdoor Entertaining Space

Outdoor spaces are an extension of the home.   Creating an outdoor dining area that is inviting and comfortable is easy if you find the right pieces. Make it functional to lounge, dine, entertain and linger with family and guest. … Continue reading

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Power Monday: Empowering Women In Business

MOOD AT THE MOMENT WHAT TO WEAR: Wild Thing fringed suede sandals WHAT TO READ/LISTEN: WOMEN IS BUSINESS:  Panel discussion “Empowering Women in Business”   ELLE DECOR Vice President and Group Publisher Kate Kelly Smith, Pollack’s Design Director Rachell Dorris’s, Wellspun’s Managing … Continue reading

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Perfect Pairings Of Wine and Design In NYC

   Adam Japko of Esteem Media and Elizabeth Ralls, Editor in Chief of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle magazine. Recently, I received and invite for an evening of Perfect Pairings with a Southern Flair with Adam Japko and Elizabeth Ralls.  Pairings meaning wine … Continue reading

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Independence Day Outdoor Entry Makeover

Independence Day is just around the corner.  We are also getting ready to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday.  I want to make an inviting entry for family and friends.   I’ve been busy sprucing up the backdoor entry to the house. … Continue reading

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Outdoor Fabrics For Summer

Summer is here!  Is your outdoor space ready for family and friends?  You may have last year’s outdoor cushions that need a spruce up, or maybe you bought a great outdoor piece at a garage sale in need of new fabric. … Continue reading

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