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Carolina Home and Garden, Spring 2016 COVER

Cover Article: A Fresh Look at Outdoor Rooms

A Thirst for Magnificence by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photos by Kevin Meechan Among the liquid extras designed to enhance life and leisure on this dream property are a dramatically terraced series of water features — one standalone falls drops 12 feet from its source — and a paradise pool. The latter is the recreational high point; wrought by Medallion Pool, it features an...

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What are Homeowners Focusing On?

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released 3rd and 4th Quarter results for their 2015 Home Design Trends Survey (HDTS) which focused primarily on the popularity of several bathroom and kitchen products and features, home design trends and market conditions compared to 2014. The surveys found that many of the most popular trends from a few years ago have...

Historic Renovations and Tax Credits in NC

In ​our city ​of​ Asheville, NC, we are fortunate to have many historic properties intact, contributing to the uniqueness of our town and culture. ​ ​Making the decision to purchase and renovate rather than ​build new can be difficult, with many factors​ to consider​, such as location, cost, and schedule​. ​ For those who simply love older homes, r​ehabilitating ​the​ structure...

Western North Carolina Magazine, March 2016 COVER

WNC Magazine: “Remarkable Revamps” featuring ACM Design Project

[caption id="attachment_6728" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] New Kitchen in Historic Grove Park Home[/caption] Fairy Tale Cottage WRITER: Melissa Reardon PHOTOGRAPHER: Heather Radford ILLUSTRATOR: WNC Staff When architect Amy Conner-Murphy and her team from ACM Design took up the task of renovating the adorable North Asheville cottage of Doug and Wendy Banks, they gave it a fitting nickname: The Sleeping Beauty Project. “It was a diamond in the...

2016 – What’s Trending in Home Design

A new year brings new trends in home design all while incorporating and enhancing a few trends from the past (and discarding others). In 2016, ​a variety of trends ​will ​tak​e​ center stage in home design. Mixing Materials [caption id="attachment_7049" align="alignright" width="400"] Artisan Style Floating Vanity With Exotic Stone in the Modern Rustic Mountain Estate Home[/caption] ​Like ​in ​2015, ​we will continue to...

HGTV Features ACM Design Renovation in Asheville

[caption id="attachment_7064" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Front drive entrance to the Modern Rustic Mountain Estate Home[/caption] Rustic Meets Luxury in This Picturesque Mountain Escape By: Keri Sanders Photos by: Kevin Meechan From: Amy Conner-Murphy After laying eyes on this jaw-dropping outdoor space, you'll know exactly why HGTV fans crowned it the winner of this year's Fresh Faces of Design Outdoor Living Spaces category. It just doesn't get...

Year End Checklist

Many homeowners conduct an annual “spring cleaning”, but it’s important not to forget to ensure your home is ready for winter. Taking steps towards preparing your home for the cold months ahead will help prevent potential problems and costly repairs down the road. We’ve compiled a list of some areas of your home you should consider when preparing for the cold days of winter...

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