While also getting ready to celebrate the seventh anniversary of Accent Prone – their home décor, furniture, and fashion boutique – Justin and Cheri Lingafelt achieved another lifelong dream. The creative couple flipped their first house!
The inspirational entrepreneurs behind one of Kernersville’s most popular shopping destinations combined their passion for style and design to totally renovate a ranch-style, three bedroom, two bathroom home at 5861 Hedgecock Road in Kernersville.
“We’ve always wanted to flip a house, and yes, we would definitely do it again!” says Cheri.
Besides adding a half bath to the house, they made the decision to knock down all the walls, and completely gut the interior, while also replacing the plumbing and electrical wiring, and adding on a brand new roof.
“We updated the entire layout and flow of the house as well,” explains Cheri, adding that she and Justin wanted the home’s new, updated version to be unique and even a little funky. “We knew somebody would immediately fall in love with it!” (And yes, as of this printing, the house is already under contract!)
Cheri and Justin each bring a unique eye for design and detail to their projects and their shared passion for what they do is brilliant. While there were challenges over the three-month renovation period, there was also much excitement!
“Seeing a vision in your head for so long, then seeing it come to fruition is so much fun!” says Cheri.
Every room of the house is filled with furniture and décor from Accent Prone, mirroring the same unique product lines and stylish decor you’ll find at the Kernersville store.
Take a quick glimpse of the finished product and you’ll immediately see – and feel – Cheri’s love for mixing styles and finishing each room with a clean aesthetic. You’ll notice the couple’s wide use of raw woods – another Cheri signature – and the supremely relaxing combination of blues, whites, and grays.
While Cheri and Justin loved every aspect of flipping their first house together, both agree the master bathroom is a favorite focal point. “Justin and I both loved the way it turned out for a number of reasons,” says Cheri. “Not only does it exude my personal design style – rustic modern – but the juxtaposition of the clean modern lines mixed with raw wood was such a beautiful combination.”
She also details how much engineering and thought went into making the shower a curb-less, barrier- free shower with no ledge at the entry. “The cement-look floor that runs seamlessly through the entire space gives it a spa-like feel,” she says. “That herringbone design in the shower was done out of a handmade tile, so when you see it up close there is a slight wave that carries throughout, and gives it so much character.”
The beautiful raw wood vanity was actually a piece of furniture for sale at Accent Prone that the two converted into a double bath vanity with a marble top and floating sink bowls. There’s a rainfall water head in the shower, and a warm chandelier above the inviting, freestanding bathtub.
“This is a favorite room because of the combination of good design, good craftsmanship, and lots of character!” says Cheri.
Perhaps the single biggest challenge for Cheri and Justin was adjusting to renovating an entire house, instead of simply a single room or kitchen, which they are accustomed to doing regularly for Accent Prone clients.
“Doing an entire house with so many decisions that have to happen all at once was the challenge,” says Cheri. “We learned a great deal, which will make the second time around much smoother!”
Known for their original, innovative style and fashion sense, Cheri and Justin invite you to visit Accent Prone at 1030-F South Main Street in Kernersville, where you’ll find furniture (including market samples), fashion, jewelry, and always the perfect accent for your home! Reach them at 336-310-4753 and at accentprone.com. Store hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All home design and furnishings for the Flip House by Justin and Cheri Lingafelt at Accent Prone; Renovation by Zack Suit of @Zackshomeimprovement; Photos by Bay O’Brien Photography; Countertops by @amanzigranite in Kernersville; Tile by @studiotileanddesign.