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2017 Home Design Predictions

Home Design Predictions - Trendy or Timeless? What home design trends are in store for 2017?  While predictions may not always come to fruition for every home design trend, there are a few ideas that may generate a lot of buzz in the coming year. At ACM Design, we work with you to design your home to reflect your own style, yet rendered in a...

Fireplace Mantel Ideas

Fireplace Mantel Ideas

Do you need ideas on how to renovate and/or decorate your fireplace mantel? Visions of a cozy fire will begin to flicker as temperatures begin dropping with the arrival of fall. This means that your fireplace, including the mantel and surround, will attract much more attention than during summer months. Have you noticed that it may be time for a mantel makeover,...

Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living, Winter 2016

Pinnacle Award for Luxury Pool Design

"A broad, open space, but with points at which to rise and flow with where you're headed, this outdoor living design is clearly a beautiful destination and place to spend the evening." James Scott, Pinnnacle Award Judge This article original appeared on the cover of Luxury Pool Magazine. ...

Window Treatment Ideas

Think of window treatments as icing on the cake when it comes to decorating interior rooms of your home. From draperies and roman shades to blinds and plantation shutters, many options are available to dress the windows in your home. When designing a new home, consider both the placement of windows and window treatments during the design process to ensure that...

Exterior Paint Color Ideas

Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for Your Home “What color should I paint my home?” is one of the most common, yet most difficult questions to answer for homeowners. However, choosing the exterior paint color for your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here at ACM Design, we are sharing some of our most popular custom home designs and highlighted...

Farmhouse Kitchen Featured in Carolina Home & Garden Magazine

[caption id="attachment_6695" align="alignright" width="1800"] Farmhouse style kitchen in the Black Mountain Rustic Modern Farmhouse[/caption] Farmhouse Reimagined by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photo by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION The inspiration for this warm, light-suffused space near Black Mountain came from an old-time Pennsylvania farmhouse. But despite the appointment of cherished family heirlooms, there won’t be much of butter-churning or washboard-scrubbing going on here. “This is a kitchen...

Aging in Place & Universal Design

Home Design Centered Around Aging in Place and Universal Design Guidelines For years, the topics of aging in place and universal design have become common terminology and best practice when designing homes. These design considerations apply not only for those with disabilities and older generations, but also for a larger slice of the population, the baby boomers, who plan to stay in their homes as...

ArCHdes Award Winner

Here at ACM Design, we're proud to be announced as a 2016 winner of the ArCHdes (Design Excellence Selection) Awards. The ArCHdes Design Excellence Selection Awards is a yearly program that recognizes outstanding ArCH members and their projects. For more information about the awards click here. ACM Design won the design award for this Biltmore Forest custom home.   Carefully sited to feature views...

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Design and Build a Mountain Home?

We have compiled a series of free guides with the best information for designing a mountain home. We've written about our insight as mountain home architects about how to create a personalized and heartfelt home. We offer expert advice about topics like building on steep slopes, mountain home building costs, and building homes for the mountain weather.