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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...

Why Hire a Local Architect?

Once you’ve made the decision to hire an architect, the task of finding the right architect follows. Many homeowners search online for an architect, either with search engines or through resources like Houzz.com. This is a great place to start, but what happens when you find an architect that’s not local to the area you’d like to build or remodel?...

Lighting 101

When venturing out to your local hardware store or retailer in search for lighting, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the different types of light bulbs available for your home. From the traditional incandescent light bulbs to the newer LED options, there are a lot of choices when it comes to lighting your home. Light bulb packaging advertises a lot...

ACM Design Featured on NC Design

A Blue Ridge Mountain Dream Called “Home” When Marcus Katz and his wife, Pearl Baker Katz, decided to create their dream home in Western North Carolina, they initially set their sights on a small renovation. As they worked with Asheville Architect, Amy Conner-Murphy, owner of ACM Design, the vision they had for their dream home began to take shape – and transformed...

What’s in Store for Your Home in 2014?

As professionals in the housing industry, architects often ask, “What do homeowners have planned for their home this year?” This seemingly simple question should have a straightforward answer, but there are many directions a homeowner could follow based on a variety of factors. The economy, family structure and dynamics, as well as the local housing market all play a role...

How to Choose an Architect for Your Project

If you're considering working with an architect, the custom residential architects network, CRAN, which is part of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), has prepared a video series about working with an architect for your home project which may provide some insight to help you make your decision. Check out the video below....

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.