Lisa Leonard Designs

la casa de leonardo

July 1st | decorating



we are starting to feel settled in our new home.

which is such a good feeling!

the buffet above was a craigslist find (from the 1940’s i think).

i was soooo happy.

it was stained wood, which i sanded and painted black.




i spent waaay too much time trying to get these shelves arranged right.

i wanted it to be simple, but fun.


that wooden ‘leonard’ box was an etsy find.

the sweet {and incredibly talented and beautiful} aura sent me a head’s up email

and i hopped over and bought it right away.




i bought the painting so long ago, i can’t remember the artisits names. i love cherry blossoms.

the vases were from big lots (like 10 years ago!).

old stacked books (thrifted) and a wedding pic.




more stacked books and a huge starfish from the shell shop in morro bay.

and i love cornucopias. i’ve been collecting vintage pottery since college.

so much more to do, but little by little this house is feeling like home!

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  1. It’s looking great. My sister-in-law recently moved house and she was saying how good it felt to finally find her make up and cleanclothes and underwear. It reminded me of your post when you were looking for your makeup and tweezers.

    Have a great holiday weekend. :0)

  2. elz says:

    It looks lovely. Great job decorating already!

  3. Beth says:

    Love your style. So beautiful !!!

  4. Chrissie says:

    You have an amazing sense of style. Everything I know, I learned from you.

  5. Tauni says:

    I actually just hopped over to leave a quick note of thanks for the Evo ’10 necklace. I love it! However, I have now spent several minutes immersed in the lovely photos of your home.

    Wow. Simply gorgeous. What style…

  6. Margie Brown says:

    Looks great! Decorating is so much fun!

  7. kim says:

    I, too, love your style! So pretty…

  8. Southern Gal says:

    I love that buffet. It’s all beautiful.

  9. Marnie says:

    LOVE the buffet!!!

  10. mary kathryn tyson says:

    um…do you guys have a spare bedroom?

  11. Looking amazing. Love the name crate!

  12. Denise C. says:

    Very cool! I had a buffet very close to what you had, I parted with mine (through craigslist) right before my husband & I bought our home. Love the wooden box, and metal “locker basket.” 😉

  13. Crystal says:

    Everything looks beautiful!

  14. Rosanne says:

    Looks beautiful. I have a funny story about a shell shop in Morro Bay. I wonder if you got your starfish at the same one. We were there last year and I bought a couple starfish at gift shop. I wanted more but they were pretty expensive and real starfish! We turn the corner and there is this HUGE shell shop that has everything and way cheaper! Hubby wasn’t really happy with me, he wanted me to return the ones I bought. I felt funny doing that! ..but I did get some more…how could I resist.

  15. Gayle says:

    ‘Love the way you have arranged items on the shelves. You collect some great things!

  16. Kelli says:

    I love how feminine everything is. I think that must be important when you are the only female in your house!

  17. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa, so happy you are feeling more settled. Moving homes is such a HUGE undertaking, physically and emotionally (especially the latter). You have exquisite taste when it comes to home accessorising, I love everything in these photographs!! I must take some photographs of some of my fav things in our house and post them on my blog too. Big smiles

  18. Courtney L says:


    Love the box sooooo much! With my last name being Leonard, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to know where on etsy you found this!!??!!!?? I have been really wanting a Coca-Cola one for my classroom, but after seeing this one would MUCH rather have one with my last name!!!! Please, please, please let me know!!! I’m hoping it isn’t a one of a kind!!!

  19. Aura says:

    I am so, so happy that you got that box! It all looks wonderful.

  20. so glad you shared pics of the new casa. can’t wait to see more corners. looks GREAT! xox

  21. Oh, that buffet is AMAZING!

  22. Sharon says:


    I just love the carefree, easy look to your house. So comfortable and quiet. I’m sure anyone who enters feels right at home : )


  23. Ev says:

    Love that buffet. Great job with the refinish.

  24. Linda says:

    The buffet is beautiful! You did a great job on it – love the design on it – rock on, girl … you’re getting there!

  25. Lori-Anne says:

    I love, love, love your style! Not to mention your efficiency getting even that much all set up and organized so soon after moving!

  26. Christine says:

    I’m beginning to think you don’t sleep much!
    you moved! were gone for several days! have entertained family! gone to the beach! and are unpacking and decorating a new abode…. you are a “superwoman” & I’m sure your hubby and boys will agree.
    thank you for sharing your decorating style with your readers… I hope you will be posting more… I will continue to check back for more “delicious pics of your place”….

  27. Dawn McCarron says:

    Thanks for sharing Lisa. The buffet is divine…love love love it!

  28. Laurie says:

    can you share the etsy where you bought the box…I love it!

  29. Muffin says:

    Love the details at your house. :) the buffet is gorgeous – I love what you did to it!

  30. Regina says:

    I absolutely love the buffet. You stated you painted it black. What paint color did you use? I have found one and have been inspired by yours!!! Thanks!

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