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As Seen in House Beautiful, Spring 2021

“Sensing Home”–As Seen in House Beautiful

  The following appeared in the June issue of House Beautiful Magazine. A profile of Amy Conner-Murphy and the recently completed Lumiere House project. As a young architect, Amy Conner-Murphy honed her professional skills in big-city firms, but it wasn’t until she designed her family’s Asheville home that she recognized the intimacy tied to personal spaces. A home needs to function well,...

Live where you want and work remote is a trend that is here to stay

Live Where You Want and Work Remote is a Trend that is Here to Stay

I was recently reminded of a conversation I had with a friend who began working in the late 1960’s. He said the talk at that time was of a shift to 30 hour work weeks in work environments other than office buildings. Here we are 40+ years and a global pandemic later witnessing these ideas emerge as the new reality,...

Carolina Home + Garden, Spring 2021

The Curated Life

[caption id="attachment_7680" align="alignright" width="1800"] Builder Kevin Reed, owner of BlueStone Construction, emphasizes how important the stone detailing is to the feel of this modern, chateau-esque home in the Ramble, owned by a trio of retired New Yorkers. Fond du Lac limestone, Chesapeake Pearl tumbled brick, steep gable rooflines, and chic dark accents were partly inspired by the look of historic...

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...

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Design and Build a Mountain Home?

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