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How to make your guest feel comfortable

Making Houseguests Feel at Home

Do you have guests on the way and want to find ways to make them feel at home? Here’s a quick list of ways to spruce up your guest quarters just in time for their arrival. Bedding Make sure your linens are freshly laundered and pillows are fluffed. Even linens that haven’t been slept on will need refreshing after a while....

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...

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...

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.