Meet ACM Designs

Specialists in decorating & design that celebrates living lakeside in Haliburton county

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 award shelf highlights the beautiful works we’ve completed for Highlands residentsdesign that uses the latest in materials and techniques. We take an active role in a Canada’s major design associations to stay at the forefront of trade suppliers, trends, and industry changes.

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 working at 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 heading the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada, just to name a few.

Katie Golec, ACM Designs

Katie Golec

Junior Designer

Recognized as one of the rising stars in the Canadian design profession, Katie was recently added to the prestigous “Top 30 Under 30” designer list by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also earned multiple design awards from the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada. She is a graduate of Algonquin College’s design program, and launched a design company in northern Ontario prior to joining us.

Katie’s specialty is in kitchen and bath design, and she’s one of the best people to talk with when it comes to textiles! She’ll play an important role in developing the concept for your project, and creating the computer renderings that will enable you to visualize what your space will look like when it’s complete.

Pukar Risal

Intermediate Designer

Pukar is our in-house kitchen and bath expert, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone more passionate about the craft. Seriously. He’s a details guy whose incredible renderings will enable you to visualize your finished space. Don’t let his professional demeanour fool you, he is the biggest joker around here (yes, even more than Andria).

Pukar has a diploma in interior decorating, and postgraduate in kitchen and bath design from Georgian College.

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. Her domain is, well, everything “non” design–and that’s an awful lot of stuff! 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.

Awards

 

DDA Canada

Best Universal Design

DDA Canada, 2019

Silver, Universal Kitchen & Bathroom Design, Decorating & Design Competition 2019

DDA Canada

Best Design with a Challenging Budget

DDA Canada, 2019

Bronze, Challenging Budget Under $10,000, Decorating & Design Competition 2019

DDA Canada

Best Design with a Challenging Budget

DDA Canada, 2018

Silver, Best Design with a Challenging Budget, Decorating & Design Competition 2018

DDA Canada

Member's Choice

Community Futures Ontario

The people have spoken: people’s choice for the 2018 annual Community Futures Ontario award

Best Client Service

Houzz, 2017

Rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community

Top Designer

30 Under 30

Katie Golec named to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list of top designers in the US & Canada

DDA Canada

Best Kitchen

DDA Canada, 2017

Silver, Best Kitchen Over $50K, Decorating & Design Competition 2017

DDA Canada Award

Ambassador of the Year

DDA Canada, 2014

Ambassador of the year 2014, Decorators & Designers Association of Canada

Small Business of the Year

Chamber of Commerce

Best Small Business of the Year 2015, Haliburton Chamber of Commerce

DDA Canada Award

Ambassador of the Year

DDA Canada, 2014

Ambassador of the year 2014, Decorators & Designers Association of Canada

Specializations

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

DDA Canada

Certified Professional

Living in Place

Certified living in place professional

DDA Canada

RenoMark Certified

Renomark

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

DDA Canada

Accredited Member

DDA Canada

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

DDA Canada

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

DDA Canada

Health & Safety Certified

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

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

DDA Canada

NKBA Member

National Kitchen & Bath Association

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

DDA Canada

Accredited Member

National Association of Home Builders

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

DDA Canada

Premier Dealer

Cambria

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

DDA Canada

Trained Professionals

Interior Decorating Programs

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

DDA Canada

Member

Home Builders Association

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

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
  • Halburton 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

In Our Community

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

  • Haliburton Chamber of Commerce

  • Halburton 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

  • Haliburton Arts Council – Fashion Fallies

  • Metro Toronto Condo Corporation (MTTCC) 1130

  • Ontario Hockey League, Anti-doping Disciplinary Committee

  • Prostate Cancer Canada Movember

  • Toronto Argonauts Foundation