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Designing for Your Own Likes without FOMO

Some may say that we live in a culture-of-the-moment. There are so many home design shows, influencers, book and magazine publishers, and the normal banter at gatherings with friends where it may seem that we are always chasing new trends, and being bombarded with what’s in and what’s out. It can be confusing. And worse, it can...

Amy Conner-Murphy, AIA. Architect and Interior Designer discussed exterior paint color trends with The Wall Street Journal, January 2024

“Exterior Paint Colors Homeowners Want” in the Wall Street Journal

Amy Conner-Murphy speaks with the Wall Street Journal about exterior paint colors. The paper recently examined the latest in home design and how exterior colors are moving toward nature-inspired colors. The article explores the overall trend of how Americans are moving away from bright-white, farmhouse style exteriors and dark-black to the "nature-inspired hues [of]—olives, bronzes, taupes and dreamy creams."...

ACM Design and Amy Conner-Murphy featured in new article on Redfin

ACM Design Featured on Redfin

ACM Design's Amy Conner-Murphy contributes to new Redfin article. 29 Cozy Bedroom Design Ideas: Create Your Dream Room. By Jamie Forbes PARTIALLY REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It’s a place to unwind, relax, and recharge after a long day. However, this can be hard to do. How do you create a cozy and comfortable space that promotes restful sleep and...

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