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As appeared on HGTV, November 2017

HGTV Features ACM Design Renovation in Lake Lure

[caption id="attachment_6790" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Rustic Hearth with Stacked Stone in Outdoor Room in Lake Lure Renovation & Addition[/caption]   10 Fireplaces You’ll Want to Curl Up Next to This Fall Photos by: Kevin Meechan Fall is very, very distracting. Who wants to be at the office or running around from errand to errand when the weather is temperate, the pumpkin-spice desserts are begging to...

Carolina Home and Garden, October 2017

Carolina Home & Garden Features Modern Mountain Kitchen Design

[caption id="attachment_6738" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Kitchen of the Waynesville Modern Mountain Home[/caption] Elevated Style by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photo by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION A set of contemporary Philippe Starck Ghost Chairs surrounding the kitchen island may be merely auxiliary to the main event, but the choice of the clear acrylic stools is highly clever — and consistent with this rustic-modern home perched 4,300 feet...

Western North Carolina Magazine, September 2017

Instagram Alert: ACM Featured in WNC Magazine

Picture Perfect: Five must-follow local interior designers on Instagram ACM Design: @acmdesignarchitects If you’re dreaming of the quintessential WNC abode, complete with stone fireplaces, weathered beams, calm neutrals, and classic furniture pieces occasionally mingling with subtle injections of modern, follow the design journey of Amy Connor-Murphy and friends. An architecture and interior design firm under one roof, ACM Design interweaves the two...

HGTV Faces of Design Category Winner, Amy Conner-Murphy | Winter 2015

HGTV Faces of Design

[caption id="attachment_6887" align="alignright" width="1800"] Front Entrance of the Rustic Mountain Carriage Guest House[/caption] Living Large in Small Spaces Nominated for the Cozy Mountain Cabin: Rustic Modern Carriage House      View the entire article at HGTV.  ...

Baby Boomer Influence On Home Design

With a population of 75+ million homeowners, baby boomers command a strong influence on current home design. Like the millennial generation, they have specific lifestyle needs that can be incorporated in home design by architects, interior designers and builders alike. By analyzing current trends and predicting future needs, home design professionals can create homes for their clients that accommodate their...

Home Design Trends for Millennials

Millennials, classified as those born between the early 1980’s and early 2000’s, are ​populating a growing consumer group of nearly 80 million. As more and more millennials ​join the ranks of home ownership ​each year, they are​ changing the landscape when it comes to “must haves” in home design and ​planning. ​ ​As ​our industry strive​s​ to meet the ​wants...

Retiring in Asheville

What makes Asheville and Western North Carolina so appealing to retirees? Asheville, as well as other Western North Carolina towns, ha​s constantly topped the “Best of” lists, including ​one of the best places to retire. Our area is ideal for retirees, providing a great atmosphere and community​, as well as​ offering favorable year-round weather, good air quality, low crime rates, easy accessibility to...

Are you Planning to
Design and Build a Mountain Home?

If you’ve ever driven the Blue Ridge Parkway and dreamt of living in the Smoky Mountains or the Southern Appalachians, we’ve compiled a series of complimentary guides rich with information about designing a mountain home. Informed by our decades of experience as mountain home architects, we share expert advice about topics like building on steep slopes, terrain-specific building costs, and materials suited for withstanding the mountain weather. Our passion for creating personalized and heartfelt homes is apparent in all of our work and it is our pleasure to share our expertise with you in these free and informative guides.