Lighting Tips

Selecting the Right Lighting for Your Home

[caption id="attachment_7722" align="alignright" width="1800"] Lumiere House Living Room[/caption] Lighting is an essential ingredient in making the rooms of a home feel warm and inviting. At ACM Design, we incorporate lighting in many ways to create a sense of place. Lighting highlights architectural details to define the character of a home. Lighting placement can define a conversation area or be a practical...

Dining Room Home Office

Working from Home

[caption id="attachment_7594" align="alignnone" width="800"] Dining Room Turned Home School Room[/caption]   The recent global pandemic has many of us working from home--an opportunity we appreciate if our jobs allow it. Yet, not all of us have a dedicated home office, so we have created makeshift home offices in existing spaces pulling together the necessities to “get by.” Here are a few creative...

Black Mountain Modern Project Update

Black Mountain Modern Project Update

Talk About Views! From the moment you step inside this rustic modern home, you not only enjoy expansive views, but you can envision our client's future family gatherings in the open space, yet feel the coziness and warmth for when it's just the two of them. The outdoor living space commands mega-views of the mountains and valleys as well, and the...

Aging in Place vs. Universal Design

Is Universal Design the Same as Aging in Place?

Aging in Place means “being able to remain in your own home during your later years of life, rather than transitioning to a smaller home, assisted living, or retirement community.” Universal design refers to “design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their...

Baby Boomer Influence On Home Design

With a population of 75+ million homeowners, baby boomers command a strong influence on current home design. Like the millennial generation, they have specific lifestyle needs that can be incorporated in home design by architects, interior designers and builders alike. By analyzing current trends and predicting future needs, home design professionals can create homes for their clients that accommodate their...

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.