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

Entertaining: Harvest Time

The pumpkins are plentiful, the air is cool, and the leaves are changing colors.  This time of year is perfect for entertaining.  Celebrate harvest and set the table with an affordable centerpiece made from nature’s bounty. Elegant or rustic these simple centerpieces will have your guest talking. Via: … Continue reading

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Monday Quote

“A house in the country is the work of a lifetime.  You see the evolution of your own life, in a way.”  Oscar de la Renta This is exactly how I’m feeling these days.  Moving shakes things up.  For me, it … Continue reading

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At Home in the Country: The Study

We are home and working hard to open all the moving boxes.  Currently, I’m busy sorting books for the study.    It’s nice to have built-ins for all my designer books.  I think they’ll be very happy in this space.   For now,  the first thing on … Continue reading

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Bunny Williams Launches Collection With Ballard Designs

The iconic designer Bunny Williams has launched a collection with Ballard Designs.  Read more here.  The collection includes a selection of tabletop, entertaining and holiday pieces, which is perfect for everyday entertaining.  She selected favorite pieces from her own collection to … Continue reading

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Summer Break

Hello, again.  I’m back from my summer break. It has been a busy two weeks.  I took a trip to Connecticut and visited Southbury.  We stayed at the Heritage Hotel and Conference Center where we stayed many times when the kids were young.  It’s close to … Continue reading

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Monday Quote

Happy Monday! Taking a few days off to enjoy a little sunshine. See you soon. Tweet

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What To Wear: Five Summer Favorites

Hard to believe today is August 1st. This week I noticed day light ended at approximately 8:30 pm, the tomatoes and avocados are plentiful, and beautiful zinnia flowers  are easily accessible, all indicating summer is in full swing.   Here are five weekend summer … Continue reading

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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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