As appeared on HGTV, November 2017

HGTV Features ACM Design Renovation in Lake Lure

[caption id="attachment_6790" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Rustic Hearth with Stacked Stone in Outdoor Room in Lake Lure Renovation & Addition[/caption]   10 Fireplaces to Curl Up To This Fall Photos by: Kevin Meechan Fall is very, very distracting. Who wants to be at the office or running around from errand to errand when the weather is temperate, the pumpkin-spice desserts are begging to be made and,...

Carolina Home and Garden, October 2017

Carolina Home & Garden Features Modern Mountain Kitchen Design

[caption id="attachment_6738" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Kitchen of the Waynesville Modern Mountain Home[/caption] Elevated Style by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photo by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION A set of contemporary Philippe Starck Ghost Chairs surrounding the kitchen island may be merely auxiliary to the main event, but the choice of the clear acrylic stools is highly clever — and consistent with this rustic-modern home perched 4,300 feet...

Western North Carolina Magazine, September 2017

Instagram Alert: ACM Featured in WNC Magazine

Picture Perfect: Five must-follow local interior designers on Instagram ACM Design: @acmdesignarchitects If you’re dreaming of the quintessential WNC abode, complete with stone fireplaces, weathered beams, calm neutrals, and classic furniture pieces occasionally mingling with subtle injections of modern, follow the design journey of Amy Connor-Murphy and friends. An architecture and interior design firm under one roof, ACM Design interweaves the two...

HGTV Faces of Design Category Winner, Amy Conner-Murphy | Winter 2015

HGTV Faces of Design

[caption id="attachment_6887" align="alignright" width="1800"] Front Entrance of the Rustic Mountain Carriage Guest House[/caption] Living Large in Small Spaces Nominated for the Cozy Mountain Cabin: Rustic Modern Carriage House      View the entire article at HGTV.  ...

Carolina Home and Garden, September 2016

Farmhouse Kitchen Featured in Carolina Home & Garden Magazine

[caption id="attachment_6695" align="alignright" width="1800"] Farmhouse style kitchen in the Black Mountain Rustic Modern Farmhouse[/caption] Farmhouse Reimagined by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photo by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION The inspiration for this warm, light-suffused space near Black Mountain came from an old-time Pennsylvania farmhouse. But despite the appointment of cherished family heirlooms, there won’t be much of butter-churning or washboard-scrubbing going on here. “This is a kitchen...

Carolina Home and Garden, Spring 2016 COVER

Cover Article: A Fresh Look at Outdoor Rooms

  A Thirst for Magnificence Firm Gets Carte Blanche to Transform an Old Carriage House by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photos by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION Among the liquid extras designed to enhance life and leisure on this dream property are a dramatically terraced series of water features — one standalone falls drops 12 feet from its source — and a paradise pool. The latter is...

Western North Carolina Magazine, March 2016 COVER

WNC Magazine: “Remarkable Revamps” featuring ACM Design Project

[caption id="attachment_6728" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] New Kitchen in Historic Grove Park Home[/caption] Fairy Tale Cottage WRITER: Melissa Reardon PHOTOGRAPHER: Heather Radford ILLUSTRATOR: WNC Staff When architect Amy Conner-Murphy and her team from ACM Design took up the task of renovating the adorable North Asheville cottage of Doug and Wendy Banks, they gave it a fitting nickname: The Sleeping Beauty Project. “It was a diamond in the...

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