Country House

Over the weekend I took a ride to my previous hometown, Warwick, NY.  It’s a beautiful small town about 1 1/2 hours from New York City.  I’ve had a love affair with the Town of Warwick for over 18 years.  I raised my three children there.  We moved from Warwick for sunny days in Tampa a few years back, then moved to Princeton, NJ, where we currently reside.  On Sunday, we went back to our hometown and toured a beautiful property, which got me dreaming of country living, again.

the hall

I’m not moving; but I love pinning images of how I would put my touch to the house I toured.  This is my idea of country living now that my children are older.  I like painting everything all white and see how things develop while living in the house.  This allows me to see how I live in the space and how light moves throughout the house.

Green is my first choice for a study.

Stokes - library / guest room / office

I love red, too.


I’m head over heals for yellow somewhere in my country house.

Home Beautiful Shades Of Yellow

I’m thinking of Monticello – Thomas Jefferson’s Home re-painted by Ralph Lauren English Interiors Paint called Monticello Yellow.

dining room at Monticello- you can buy the paint from Ralph Lauren, it's called Monticello Yellow

My country kitchen would incorporate some of these classic elements: a French stove, white subway tiles and wood floors.

love the backsplash and dark/antique looking stove

Want to see more of my country home ideas?  See more here.  If you are thinking of country living, or just want a quick getaway to the country side,  the Town of Warwick, NY is a lovely place to visit.   It is no surprise that it was included in the list of The Best Weekend Getaways In America.   


photos via country house.

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 vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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