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

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 Tweet

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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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Cool In Chambray

  Happy Monday! With the hot days of summer arriving early (I’m not complaining after a cold winter), one of my favorite fabrics to wear is chambray. Cool cotton and a relaxed look keep me wanting more than just a … Continue reading

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Kitchen and Bath: Matte is the New Black

Merging Italian design with Swiss engineering, MGS of Milano is proud to unveil Black Steel, new and refined, industrial finish option in solid stainless steel that is clean, modern and strikingly edgy. Select products in the MGS MB Bath Collections … Continue reading

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Turn A Rainy Day Into A Sunny Day

On rainy Tuesday, a cup of tea and pretty images on Pinterest make it a more enjoyable.  How do you turn a rainy day into a sunny day at home? image 1-2, 3 Tweet

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Power Monday: Dare to Bare Your Toes

Power Monday is about celebrating new opportunities, ideas and yourself. The idea came from my sons, two business entrepreneurs at Babson College.  I found they were always excited about Monday mornings.  They call  it “money making Mondays,” a fresh start to polish, reinvest and create … Continue reading

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