ACM Design Architecture & Interiors / Articles posted by Amy Conner-Murphy (Page 6)
Asheville Citizen-Times, July 2015

ACM Design Featured in Asheville Citizen-Times

[caption id="attachment_7070" align="alignright" width="1800"] Open, two-story Great Room in Modern Rustic Mountain Estate Home[/caption] Home of the Week: Sumptuous Mountainside Estate TEXT BY JAKE FLANNICK CITIZEN-TIMES CORRESPONDENT PHOTOS BY ANGELI WRIGHT AWRIGHT@CITIZEN-TIMES.COM Tucked on a mountainside in South Asheville is a serene property awash in hundreds of flowers and shrubs, all of them neatly arranged, adorning meandering cascades and mulched paths. But its botanical charm was...

Press Release: ACM Design Awarded Prestigious Griffin Award

ACM Design Awarded the Griffin Award for Rehabilitation - 2015 Asheville, NC - Each year the Presevation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County presents the Griffin Awards for projects achieving the goals of historic preservation within our area. Various categories include: Restoration, Rehabilitation, Adaptive Re-Use, In-Fill Construction Within a Historic Distric or Traditional Neighborhood, Research, Publication & Education, Stewardship, and Preservation....

Spring into Spring with a New Entrance

Many people are anxious for Spring’s arrival and have already started looking for ways to bring new life to their home. For many homeowners, the front entrance is often overlooked because many typically enter their home each day thru the garage. But for guests, the front entry is the first thing they see; therefore, making the very first impression of...

Living Room Design

2015 Trends in Interior Design & Architecture

Each year, new design trends emerge which we implement throughout the coming year in our homes. As our lifestyles evolve and change, so do our design choices in both architecture and interior design, and this year is no different. While there are a few design trends which remain from 2014, there are a few new directions that are exciting for...

Designing for Different Tastes

We've all heard the saying “opposites attract”, but how do opposing styles affect architectural and interior design choices? The challenge of blending contrasting styles under the same roof can prove overwhelming for many. Rarely will a couple have identical tastes, and often, the architect and/or designer evolves into a style counselor to facilitate the design process. Overcoming the obstacles of...

Before You Design a House

For many people, designing a home is a new experience. The entire process can seem daunting, with a lot of clients not knowing where to begin. While there's a lot of pressure on hiring the right architect for your project, it's crucial to understand that the client plays an equal part into the success of the project also. Want to know more about...

Picking Out Your Next Sofa…

....Do you know the lingo??? When it’s time to replace your old worn sofa, do you know where to start? Many factors can affect which sofa you choose, from style to frame construction and even upholstery choices. Below are a few tips to help you get started. First, know your budget and your "must-haves." Budget will inform options and prioritize choices, so...

Overcoming Color Fears

When you really want to transform your space, sometimes white and beige just won’t cut it. It may be time to adorn your walls with color. However, for some, adding color can be anxiety-producing, with many people not knowing where to to begin. For those of you who need a nudge in the right direction, here’s some advice and tips...

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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.