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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...

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

Inspiration for Beautiful Fireplace and Mantel Designs by ACM Design, architecture & interiors 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,...

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...

Carolina Home and Garden, September 2016

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...

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.