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

Country At Home: Living Room House Tour

Hard to believe a year has gone by since we moved into our country house.  The interesting thing about this house is that it is the spec house for a 50 and over community development.  It has been an interesting experience.  I thought … Continue reading

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Everyday Essentials

Here we go! The kids are almost back in school.  Getting everyone back to a schedule is what I like about September.  Looking forward to everyday life is more fun with essentials that make me feel good. I love a soft … Continue reading

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The Hampton Designer Showhouse 2015

The Hampton Designer Showhouse presented by Traditional Home opened its door last month.  Over twenty top designers and brands contributed to the showhouse to benefit Southampton Hospital.  I was there to share the excitement as the rooms were revealed at the gala preview … Continue reading

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Welcome back! Refreshed And Ready To Roll

Welcome back! While summer has been relaxing, I am glad to be back blogging. Feeling refreshed, I attended a few events in New York City and visited the opening night party at the Hampton Designer Showhouse presented by Traditional Home (more to … Continue reading

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Lighten Up The Bedroom For Summer

Summer is all about easy living.  How do you lighten up the bedroom during the warm summer months?   Stylish and simple linens combined with a few must haves keep this bedroom fresh and light.  USE FRESH WHITE BEDDING and  COZY … Continue reading

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Summer Moods

Hello all!  Getting ready to have a little fun in the sun this week. We are in vacation mode. Happy Monday! Images one two

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Good Old Fashion Fun

Not heading to the beach this weekend.  Gather some friends, pour the lemonade and have some good old fashion fun on a lazy weekend afternoon.  Kids and adults will enjoy  these fun  games available at One Kings Lane.   It will be hard to pick just one. … Continue reading

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Ivy’s Kitchen: Summer Salad

Summer salads are easy to put together and delicious.  These three salads are a few of my favorite to prepare at home.  Hope you enjoy them. Spring mix salad, grilled shrimp, candied walnuts, and apples. Marinade for shrimps: olive oil, parsley, crush … Continue reading

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Country Flowers At Home

Summer is here! Country living in Warwick, NY is beautiful. We are enjoying the summer at home.  Many of the plants around the house are in bloom.  Every now and then I cut a few stems here and there and bring them inside to enjoy. … Continue reading

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Top 50 Successful Self-Made Women

Happy Power Monday!  Who are the richest self-made women? Guess no more. Forbes recently announced the nation’s top 50 self-made women, measured by their worth.  The exclusive list includes CEOs, designers, authors, entrepreneurs, and entertainers.   Topping the list is Elizabeth Holmes, the world’s … Continue reading

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