Amy Conner-Murphy, AIA Architect reflects on the changes new residents bring to Asheville, NC

Earnest Reflection, Exceptional Results

Reflection has been critical to my personal and professional development, so it may not surprise you to find that I encourage this kind of thinking with my clients. It is wondrous how quickly something abstract or seemingly unusual or perhaps something you've never considered before can feel so poignant when we take a moment to look inside ourselves. Throughout...

Live where you want and work remote is a trend that is here to stay

Live Where You Want and Work Remote is a Trend that is Here to Stay

I was recently reminded of a conversation I had with a friend who began working in the late 1960’s. He said the talk at that time was of a shift to 30 hour work weeks in work environments other than office buildings. Here we are 40+ years and a global pandemic later witnessing these ideas emerge as the new reality,...

2019 Design Trends for Your Home

As 2019 approaches, will you be ready for the home design trends that are will take center stage in homes across the US? Each year at ACM Design, we research interior design and architectural styles and design trends with increasing popularity, along with a few design choices that could stay or go. To find out what 2019 has in store...

Home Design Evolution

As Climatic Events Increase, How Will Home Design Evolve? [caption id="attachment_2948" align="alignright" width="500"] Front porch, Black Mountain Family Lodge[/caption] In the past several months the US and neighboring countries have been hit with two catastrophic hurricanes. Both hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused billions of dollars worth of damage to homes, businesses and the landscape, leveling many structures and leaving areas without...

Home Design Trends for Millennials

Millennials, classified as those born between the early 1980’s and early 2000’s, are ​populating a growing consumer group of nearly 80 million. As more and more millennials ​join the ranks of home ownership ​each year, they are​ changing the landscape when it comes to “must haves” in home design and ​planning. ​ ​As ​our industry strive​s​ to meet the ​wants...

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.