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Inspiring Spaces for Architecture and Interior Design

For many, designing the home of their dreams can be an overwhelming task. In fact, merely redecorating a room can cause some homeowners stress. Hiring an architect and/or interior designer is a great first step to alleviate some of the pressures associated with the early stages of design, but there are a few online resources that are emerging as great...

Interior Design Trends

What's new and inspiring in the world of interior design? Today's designers aim to please homeowners with an array of interior decor, furnishings, and design elements that blend through a collaboration of color, form and function. It's the collaboration of these details that drive current trends in interior design.   Textures - Whether on the walls, carpet or furniture, texture is everywhere....

Kitchen Design for 2013

Kitchens and bathrooms have taken center stage in home design due to their attractive return on investment and overall appeal. There is a heightened focus on kitchen design because kitchens are ultimately becoming the hub of the home, where people cook, gather, entertain, watch television, and even work. Whether you are renovating an existing space or building a new custom...

Building in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

Asheville and the surrounding areas are well known for the beautiful mountains, but designing a home for the mountains of Western North Carolina presents many challenges when considering the elevation, terrain and environmental components of our area.  Site analysis is a preliminary step taken by architects to analyze the site slope, site orientation, sun angles, and access.  This outcome of...

Does a New Year Mean New Finishes for Your Appliances?

Stainless steel appliances took the appliance world by storm back in the 1990’s and have dominated the market since.  However, there are new finishes on the horizon that can be expected to appear in homes.  Will these new finishes be the end of the stainless steel? After finding many consumers and designers sought alternatives to stainless steel, product manufacturers are working...

North Carolina Design Online, January 2013

ACM Design Green Built House Highlighted on NC Design

[caption id="attachment_6861" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Front Elevation at Night of the Sustainable Living Craftsman[/caption] In a recent blog post by NC Design Online, one of ACM Design's past projects is discussed as one of the favorites currently online. [edgtf_blockquote text="I could find myself immediately at home in this Mountain Craftsman styled home designed by Asheville architect, Amy Conner-Murphy, AIA, of ACM Design and...

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Dream Homes: Compact Luxury

When you hear the term “Dream Home,” what comes to mind? Do you see a 10,000 square foot home? An extravagantly landscaped yard and gardens? A pool? For many years the “American Dream Home” increased in size, but for the past few years, trends show that more Americans are opting for smaller, eco-friendly “Dream Homes.” For a variety of reasons, downsizing...

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