New book Perspectives on Design Great Lakes features exquisite homes by talented architects, builders, design specialists, and artisans

Dallas—Perspectives on Design Great Lakes (published by Panache Partners, distributed by IPG) is the newest addition to a popular hardcover book series that spans the United States, Canada, and the UK. Alongside phenomenal photography, dozens of experts share their personal perspectives on design. Chapter by chapter, the beautiful 240-page volume with hundreds of vibrant images takes readers through the exciting process whereby a luxury home comes to fruition: Concept + Structure—the architectural idea evolves into a buildable plan and the design becomes a three-dimensional reality; Elements of Structure—built-in components set the quality and tone; Elements of Design—soft finishes, art, and high-end accoutrements complement the home’s design; Living the Elements—lighting, landscaping, and water features complete the composition.

Within Perspectives on Design Great Lakes, the finest professionals of scenic Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin share their wisdom, experience, and talent. The book is filled with thought-provoking, witty, and advice-oriented quotes. Bradford Angelini notes that “good aesthetics requires a patient search,” while Greg Grabill declares that “a craftsman can’t be willing to sacrifice any components of his trade” because aesthetics, practicality, and technology are all imperative.

In addition to experiencing captivating residences designed by highly regarded architects like Wayne Visbeen and John Allegretti and built by firms such as Easling Construction Company, readers will savor viewing the fine elements that make these luxury homes so magnificent. The artful custom rugs of Atelier Lapchi, stairways of Arcways, and exquisite creations of Platinum Poolcare Aquatech are sure to delight. Within Perspectives on Design Great Lakes, Margaret McCurry and Stanley Tigerman philosophize on architectural innovations; Cheryl Nestro explains how to strike the perfect balance between classical elegance and modern style; Douglas Hoerr reveals secrets of landscape architecture; and lighting designer Mitchell Beiser demonstrates that the dark is indeed as important as the light.

A Panache Partners publication, Perspectives on Design Great Lakes 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 Great Lakes
Publisher: Panache Partners
Distributor: Independent Publishers Group
Publication: November 2010, $40, Hardcover, ISBN 9781933415802
240 pages, 9 ½" x 10 ½", 200+ color photographs

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