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Meet ACM Designs

Specialists in decorating & design for lakeside living

Our Work Speaks for Itself

Our mixed portfolio of cottage, home and commercial design, and close collaboration with local craftspeople, help us think broadly and creatively about every project we do. Our growing awards shelf highlights the beautiful works we’ve completed for Highlands residents—design that uses the latest in materials and techniques. We take an active role in Canada’s major design associations to stay at the forefront of trade suppliers, trends, and industry changes.

Andria Cowan Molyneaux

Andria Cowan Molyneaux

Founder/Principal

Clients are often surprised to learn that decorating & design is my second career—a long-time passion pursued after years of working as a police officer. To me, it’s been a natural progression. Because of my experience, I opened ACM Designs with total clarity about what I want to offer you as a client: happiness in your new beautiful space, and a great experience creating it. There are so many things that go into making this happen: how we treat you as a client, collaborations with local craftspeople, pursuing multiple certifications and licenses, and our involvement with the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada, just to name a few.

Greg Luck

Greg Luck

Construction Manager

Greg grew up in Haliburton. He brings 20 years of construction and project management experience in the area to the table. He is familiar with all aspects of the construction process – but his specialty lies in finish carpentry and tile setting. His careful attention to detail and demand for high-quality finishes makes him a welcome addition to the ACM team. His job is to make sure your project is completed on time, on budget and held to the highest standards.


Education & interests

  • LEED AP (in progress)

  • WELL AP (in progress)

  • Columbia University – Construction Management Specialty

  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist – National Home Builders Association

  • Music and Photography

Nicole Armstrong

Nicole Armstrong

Intermediate Designer

A homegrown Haliburtonian, who specializes in kitchen and bathroom design. Nicole's creativeness started when she was young; as she loved to freehand draw. After high school she enrolled in college and completed her Interior Design diploma. With 10 years experience working with trades designing kitchens and bathrooms in cottage country; she is a knowledgeable individual and is one of our new members of the ACM design team.


Education & Interests

  • Interior Design Diploma, Georgian College

  • Stained Glass 

Jing Wang

Jing Wang

Junior Designer

Jing is the newest member of our team joining us from Toronto. She has 12 years of architectural design experience and we're excited to have her talent in the county.


Education & Interests

  • Master of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology

Olivia Pease

Olivia Pease

Project Coordinator

Olivia is our talented Project Coordinator and is responsible for purchasing, tracking, budgeting, and so much more. Here eagle eye inspects every item that is delivered and makes sure everything is accounted for. 


Education & Interests

  • Microcredential in Project Coordination, Sheridan College

  • 7 years of administration experience

Jody Lavergne

Jody Lavergne

Operations Manager

Meet Jody, our clients love her and so do we. If you love how uber organized and efficient we are, you can thank Jody. From project paperwork to invoicing, she’s our Chef de Mission. Jody studied business management at Humber College (did we mention that she’s the most sensible one on our team?) Don’t let her business acumen fool you because she’s actually the most enthusiastic crafter here, not to mention just as quirky as the rest of us.


Education & interests

  • Honours Diploma in Business Management, Humber College

  • Certificate in Project Management

  • Photography and crafting (with Ethan her son)

Saqib Abdullah

Saqib Abdullah

Intermediate Designer

A Toronto transplant, Saqib is an architectural technologist who specializes in Kitchen and Bath designs for new builds and existing cottages. As a design student, Saqib won multiple awards for his Kitchen and Bath designs.


Education & interests

  • Architectural Technology, Advanced Diploma, Centennial College

  • Kitchen and Bath Design, Post-Graduate Diploma, Georgian College

  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, National Association of Home Builders

  • Photography

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones

Junior Designer

Elizabeth works alongside our design team. She helps put together decor plans and will communicate with you to make sure all the details are accounted for. A long-time cottager in the Haliburton area, Elizabeth recently moved here from Southwestern Ontario (after spending a year in England!)


Education & Interests

  • Bachelor of Arts – Kinesiology, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • International Design and Decorating, QC Design School 

  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, National Association of Home Builders

  • Floral Styling

Sophie Creelman

Sophie Creelman

Junior Designer

Sophie wears many hats in the office and will communicate with you throughout your project. From sourcing your furniture and creating your colour scheme to ordering and tracking your appliances - she has your back. 

Prior to studying interior decorating, Sophie was a student of fine art and art history; her artwork is sold across Canada.


Education & interests

  • Fine Arts & Art History, Brock University

  • International Design and Decorating, QC Design School

  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, National Association of Home Builders

  • Acrylic painting

Brianna Elder

Brianna Elder

Office Administrator

Brianna has grown up in Haliburton County and is likely the friendly voice greeting you when you call our office. She comes to us with 15 years of administration experience. Brianna is currently doing her bookkeeping certificate online with Confederation College. In her spare time you can likely find her at a curling club with her son Owen.


Education & Interests 

  • Bookkeeping Certificate, Confederation College (in Progress)

Awards

2020 N2 Decorating & Design Award Winner
2020 N2 Decorating & Design Award Winner
Peterborough and The Kawarthas Home Builders Association Awards
2019 Decorating & Design Award Winner
2019 Decorating & Design Award Winner

SILVER, UNIVERSAL KITCHEN/ BATH DESIGN

BRONZE, UNIVERSAL KITCHEN/ BATH

2019 BEST BATHROOM OVER $30,000

SILVER, UNIVERSAL KITCHEN/ BATH

BRONZE, CHALLENGING BUDGET

HDA winner 2019

BEST DESIGN PROJECT

2018 Decorating & Design Award Winner

SILVER, CHALLENGING BUDGET

2017 Decorating & Design Award Winner

SILVER, KITCHEN DESIGN OVER $50K

ACM Awards Houzz

BEST CLIENT SERVICE

ACM Awards 30 under 30

TOP 30 UNDER 30 DESIGNER

ACM Awards Community futures

MEMBER'S CHOICE, COMMUNITY FUTURES ONTARIO

Haliburton Chamber

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, 2015

ACM Awards Decorators & Designers

AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR, 2014

 

Specializations

We hold several licenses, certifications and memberships to serve you better.

NKBA living in place certified

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

RenoMark Certified ACM DESIGNS

RENOMARK CERTIFIED

Decorators & Designers Award Accredited Member gold 2020

ACCREDITED MEMBER

Living in Place

Certified living in place professional

Renomark

Our RenoMark seal means you can have full confidence in our ability to deliver an excellent renovation experience.

DDA Canada

We invest in year-round professional training to stay abreast of regulatory changes, trends and new materials.

Aging in place certified specialist

CERTIFIED SPECIALIST

Aging In Place

We are one of only a handful of Canadian teams who with formal training and certification in this subset of universal design

Workplace health safety certified

HEALTH & SAFETY CERTIFIED

NKBA Member

NKBA MEMBER

NAHB Accredified member

ACCREDITED MEMBER

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

National Kitchen & Bath Association

National Association of Home Builders

Cambria specializations

PREMIER DEALER

Cambria

We hold several Health & Safety certificates that ensure your project won’t be compromised by unsafe practices and expensive delays.

Our NKBA membership gives us access to in-depth resources and courses in this highly specialized area of design.

We are accredited with this leading American professional body to ensure our team has superior training.

We’re proud to be a premier dealer for Cambria’s exceptional line of stone.

Peterb and Kawarthas Home Builders Association

MEMBER

Home Builders Association

We’re an active member and leader in the local building community.

College caps

TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

Interior Decorating Programs

Every member of our team graduated from a multi-year interior decorating program.

In Our Community

Though governance as a board member, and by donating, we’ve supported these local causes and design organizations:

  • Haliburton Chamber of Commerce

  • Haliburton Highlands Health Services

  • Water Ambassadors, Haliburton

  • Decorators & Designers Association of Canada

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

  • East Metro Youth Services

  • Gray Hadden Family Foundation

  • Metro Toronto Condo Corporation (MTTCC) 1130

  • Ontario Hockey League, Anti-doping Disciplinary Committee

  • Prostate Cancer Canada Movember

  • Toronto Argonauts Foundation

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