What’s New at The Lark in 2015

Living Room

First up, a fresh coat of pale, pale blue for the walls, new sofa and bench and a new rug in a beachy chevron.

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I love the Rowe sleeper ordered from local business Manteo Furniture. It’s in a durable Sunbrella fabric, perfect for rental wear and tear.

sofa_before_after

Dining Area

Noticed the mural in that last photo, huh? Let’s take a closer look.

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Inspired by this wall from Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, I liked how it’s evocative of the ocean while helping to draw my various color choices together.

Fireplace

Goodbye, 80’s gold! A can of Rustoleum heat resistant paint transformed the whole look of the fireplace. The paintings on the mantle got moved to a hallway in exchange for this mirror I bought on Craigslist and painted white.
fireplace_before_after

These mason jars left behind by a guest and Dollar Tree vases also got upcycled to help aid with our cool coastal theme.

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Second Bedroom

Our favorite update – the Queen bedroom. Photos don’t do it justice, likely because I’m a terrible photographer. This went from perfectly usable, but bland to a peaceful and calming retreat thanks to new paint in ocean colors, Stella bedding from West Elm and local photography by Eve Turek, owner of Yellowhouse Gallery in Nags Head.
second_bedroom_before_after

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Kitchen

My biggest complaint about vacation rentals are DULL KNIVES. I recently discovered Mercer knives at A Culinary Affair in Outer Banks Mall. Mercer supplies all the cooking schools and offer good quality at affordable prices. They actually aren’t pictured here. The new knives are on a simple, clean magnetic strip on the wall. Also not pictured: a new sink faucet and a fabulous new washer dryer unit.
SHARP Mercer knives and a well appointed kitchen with new appliances

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