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

In the kitchen at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

There was no lack of kitchen appliances and ranges at the Architectural Digest Design Home Show.  One particular range stood out, the ILVE® range.  The customizable features had me hooked.  The 60” dual fuel range with up to 7 semi-sealed burners and … Continue reading

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Power Monday: Yellow

If there is color that puts a smile on my face, yellow is it.  The color yellow instills energy, open communication and creative thought.  As we go about our daily routine, add a little yellow to bring optimism and enlightenment.  Daffodils are easy to find … Continue reading

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Usher Spring At Architectural Digest Home Design Show

The official arrival of spring is here.  Today mother nature is ushering spring with snow.  Not at all surprised given this winter’s record breaking snow storms.   Enough already!  Join me for spring inspiration as I take you through my round at the Architectural … Continue reading

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Power Monday: Create Your Own Luck

Luck is being prepared and seizing the moment.  Happy St Patrick’s Day! Source Tweet

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Spring Break With Espadrilles

Happy Friday! Sorry for the radio silence this week.  I was feeling under the weather. I did manage to take on some spring cleaning and  closet organizing.  I’m ready to head outside and enjoy a little sunshine, but not in boots … Continue reading

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HomeGoods At Home

The snow and ice have me spending more time at home.  The last few weeks I’ve been sharing my recipes and decorating ideas on the HomeGoods blog.  In case you missed it, here’s what I’ve been doing at home. 10 Guilty Pleasures … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals: Dress For Success

I’m a fan of being comfortable at work.  Starting a new job, editing your wardrobe, or reinventing yourself, these basic fundamental pieces are sure to make a professional statement at work. Pencil skirt,  Button down blouse, Pumps, Statement bag, Accessories. At the moment I’m … Continue reading

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Design Musing Guest Bedroom

The kids are all grown up and their bedrooms need a little updating.  They don’t come home as often.  However, every now and then friends and family members come to visit and I offer they stay overnight.  Does this sound familiar?  That’s … Continue reading

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Power Monday: Dressing for the Dream Job

Why are you going to choose failure when success is an option?  -Jillian Michaels Today’s quote and tips are all about the powerful women.  Dress for your dream job.  The dress code varies depending on your industry.   When it comes to … Continue reading

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Easy At Home Ocar Soiree

Two days until Oscar Sunday with host Neil Patrick Harris.  I’m getting excited to see the glamorous red carpet fashion.  I have not seen all the Academy Awards nominations for best picture, but the buzz is, it’s a tight run between Birdman and … Continue reading

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