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How Experience Makes You A Better Architect

In this mini-episode from ACM Design Architecture & Interiors produced by Julia Murphy, daughter of Amy Conner-Murphy, Amy reflects on what makes someone a good architect.  Listen as Amy shares how the practice of listening and observing and an education by life experience is what she knows has made her a better architect. Raising her own family has had...

Lighting Tips

Selecting the Right Lighting for Your Home

[caption id="attachment_7722" align="alignright" width="1800"] Lumiere House Living Room[/caption] Lighting is an essential ingredient in making the rooms of a home feel warm and inviting. At ACM Design, we incorporate lighting in many ways to create a sense of place. Lighting highlights architectural details to define the character of a home. Lighting placement can define a conversation area or be a practical...

Top U.S. Travel Cities from Travel + Leisure Magazine

Asheville Makes the List for The Top Cities in the U.S.

[caption id="attachment_7102" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Outdoor Entertaining with a view of Downtown Asheville at the Modern Rustic Mountain home.[/caption]   Coming in at number 9, Asheville is a perennial favorite of the top cities in the U.S. We've always known that Asheville and our little corner of Western NC was a great place to live, but it's always wonderful when others see it...

Carolina Home and Garden, Spring 2020

Loose Reins in a Tight Space

[caption id="attachment_7657" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Entry to the Unexpected -- No trace of a garage-top room remains in this bespoke oasis.[/caption]   Loose Reins in a Tight Space Firm Gets Carte Blanche to Transform an Old Carriage House by Carolyn Comeau Photos by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION The smaller a space is, the greater the level of obsessive attention to its design must be. Amy Conner-Murphy, architect,...

Dining Room Home Office

Working from Home

[caption id="attachment_7594" align="alignnone" width="800"] Dining Room Turned Home School Room[/caption]   The recent global pandemic has many of us working from home--an opportunity we appreciate if our jobs allow it. Yet, not all of us have a dedicated home office, so we have created makeshift home offices in existing spaces pulling together the necessities to “get by.” Here are a few creative...

Best of Houzz 2020 for Service

ACM Design Architecture & Interiors has been awarded the prestigious, Best of Houzz Award for Service for 2020. The award is based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2019.  Only a fraction of the over  2.5 million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals on Houzz are selected for this...

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.