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

Majolica Plates Get The Look

Hanging plates on the wall makes a beautiful display.   Charles Faudree shows us the magic of his French design in his book Charles Faudree Interiors.   I confess, I have a weakness for all things tabletop.  This weekend I found pretty majolica salad plates at … Continue reading

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Power Monday You Got This

Happy Power Monday.  Let’s get down to business. A little desk envy  Alaina Kaczmarski        Inspiration                                       Simple Wrap Dress   Business tip – What to Read  Five tips for how to be the best potential networker you can be. Keeping it short … Continue reading

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Celebrate Life’s Moments With Caspari

The kitchen is the heart of our home.  There is always a lot of eating and cooking going on at home.  When the five of us get together, I sometimes get tired of loading the dishwasher and washing dishes.  I love … Continue reading

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Winter Layers To Wear For Work

Happy Power Monday!  We had our first winter storm in the Northeast over the weekend. There is plenty of snow on the ground.  Getting out the door looking professional is a little challenging when you have to battle the snow and cold.  … Continue reading

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Botanicals No Green Thumb Necessary

Now that the Christmas decorations and wreaths have been put away, I’m longing for a little green décor to liven things up during the winter months.  Botanicals prints are an alternative, no green thumb necessary.  Fabrics, art,  pillows and decorative plates in beautiful … Continue reading

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Powder Room Ideas With Ambella Home

While at High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour, I was introduced to a few beautiful sinks and chests at the Ambella Home showroom.  The first two have Greek key details and the next has a modern feel with polished stainless steel with an Italian Carrera marble apron vanity, … Continue reading

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Power Monday In Simply White

Brrrrr! It’s cold outside.  Old man winter has arrived. Simple white winter essentials to help combat the cold and keep cozy have never looked so stylish.  Love these simple white style.  Power on! via Polyvore

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New Year New Home

Happy New Year! On this first day of 2016, I’m counting my blessings.  We moved into our house last week.  The scene was pretty crazy.  We all managed to pull it off.   The Christmas tree was up on Christmas Eve, just … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Favorite Color This Holiday Season?

Happy Friday! I’m rushing to get things ready for the holidays at home. The moving truck will be unpacking over the weekend. With a little help from family, I hope to spread a little holiday cheer around the house. I’m … Continue reading

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Join Me Live On The Radio In Warwick, NY

Hi all! Christmas is just a few days away. Time for parties and entertaining.  You know I love a great tabletop, party idea and entertaining tip.  Tomorrow,  Tuesday 12/15, join me live on the Style Show hosted by Marina Case of The Red Shutters  right … Continue reading

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