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

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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Transition From Winter to Spring

  It’s Ash Wednesday today.  Easter and spring will soon arrive.  How do I transition from winter to spring?  I add more color.  These week I like coral.  It comes in many shades. Coral is a color I find soothing and … Continue reading

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The New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner

Happy Friday!  You don’t have to wait for the weekend to have a little fun.  On Tuesday, February 10th, guests gathered at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for the New York Botanical Garden Annual Orchid Dinner, an elegant event benefiting the … Continue reading

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Better Homes and Gardens Reveals Color Palette of the Year

Better Homes and Gardens  revealed its second annual Better Homes and Gardens® Color Palette of the Year in tandem with the magazine’s March Color Issue, hitting newsstands on February 17th. The collection of six colors highlights the most current trends … Continue reading

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Power Dress Monday: Pretty In Pink

Happy Monday!  I’m changing things up today instead of a quote.  The start of the week can have many of us feeling blue.  But I have just the cure for that.  A power dress to get motivated and look fabulous.  Because … Continue reading

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My Week In Design

Time is moving fast this week.  I’ve been out and about antiquing, sourcing furniture and picking up fabric samples.  Connecting with vendors and building relationships with brands is important.  Design is very personal.  To  be invited to a client’s home and supporting … Continue reading

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10 Lessons Learned With Grace Bonney of Design Sponge

Hello February!   As I set out to accomplish my goals, besides eating well and staying healthy, there is one thing I’ve learned that I can’t do it alone. One way I stay motivated is to seek wisdom from bloggers in the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Quote


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