New book Perspectives on Design Carolinas showcases the talent of locally based residential architects, builders, design specialists, and artisans

Dallas—Perspectives on Design Carolinas (Panache Partners, published by Brian Carabet and John Shand, distributed by IPG) is the newest addition to a popular hardcover book series that spans the United States, Canada, and the UK. The book is a pictorial journey from conceptualizing a dream home to putting together the finishing touches. Alongside phenomenal photography, design experts share their personal perspectives on design. Chapter by chapter, the 190-page volume with more than 200 vibrant images takes readers through the exciting process whereby a luxury home comes to fruition: The Concept—the architectural idea evolves into a buildable plan; The Structure—the design becomes a three-dimensional reality; Elements of Structure—built-in components set the quality and tone; Elements of Design—soft finishes, museum-quality woodwork, and high-end accoutrements complement the home’s original design.

Within Perspectives on Design Carolinas, the finest home design professionals in North Carolina and South Carolina share their wisdom, experience, and talent. The book is filled with thought-provoking and advice-oriented quotes. Architect Marc Camens reveals: “When homeowners start realizing the architectural impact of their house on the natural landscape, their outlook begins to change,” while Harry Gandy Howle emphasizes that “classical architecture is not susceptible to casual interpretation because it is based on exacting mathematical proportions.”

In addition to experiencing captivating residences designed by highly regarded architects like Ken Pursley and Joel Van Dyke and built by firms such as Anderes Development Group and Bennett Hofford Construction, readers will savor viewing the fine elements that make these luxury homes so magnificent—the masterfully crafted cabinetry of Mary Liebhold and the hand-forged, Low Country-inspired metalwork design elements of renowned blacksmith John Boyd Smith are sure to delight. Perspectives on Design Carolinas introduces readers to Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors and Antiques, who travels abroad to hand-select an array of European furniture, art, and antiques for the ultimate ambience. Sandra Benson and the experts of Custom Audio Video flawlessly integrate technology systems for maximum performance and effortless elegance, while Tonya Martin of ProSource Plumbing shares how bath fixtures and hardware are truly fashion for the home, and the men of family-owned Goodman Millwork tell how reclaimed pine is remanufactured into exquisite flooring with historic character.

A Panache Partners publication, Perspectives on Design Carolinas will engage and enrich readers with its fine presentation of inspirational words and hundreds of color photographs. This breathtaking collection of stunning private residences by award-winning design professionals is intended for industry experts, home design enthusiasts, and casual readers, alike.

Complementary to Panache’s coffee-table books on home design, showcases even more fabulous photographs. Along with a resource search feature, the site includes interesting articles, fun videos, and helpful news updates and industry links. is part of the family of inspirational sites.

Book Title: Perspectives on Design Carolinas
Publisher: Panache Partners
Distributor: Independent Publishers Group
Publication: October 2010, $40, Hardcover, ISBN 9781933415765
190 pages, 9 ½" x 10 ½", 200+ color photographs

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With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Brian Carabet and John Shand are drawn to creating spectacular publications for discerning readers. The founders of Panache Partners have produced upward of 100 books and continue to redefine what it means to create sophisticated publications. Panache Partners specializes in coffee-table books showcasing luxury lifestyle subjects, including high-end interior design, custom home building, architecture, golf, wine, art, event planning and travel. For more information, visit


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