Perspectives on Design Georgia features the homes and ideas of local architects, designers, and artisans in a timeless coffee-table book format
Dallas—Perspectives on Design Georgia (Panache Partners, 2010, 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 impressive 288-page volume with upward of 250 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, art and high-end accoutrements complement the home’s original design; Living the Elements—lighting, landscaping and water features complete the composition.
In addition to experiencing captivating residences designed by highly regarded architects like Bill Harrison and Patrick Kirkland and built by firms such as J.T. Turner Construction, readers will savor viewing the fine elements that make these luxury homes so magnificent—the artful stone period reproductions of Thierry Francois are sure to delight. Within Perspectives on Design Georgia, the professionals of Land Plus Associates, crafters of the ultimate in outdoor living spaces, share the sophistication of their meticulous landscape architecture and garden design; interior designer Lisa Torbett reveals her theories on space planning and furnishings; the H&H Lifestyles pros illuminates the world of home theaters, lighting, sound and the life-changing potential of whole-house automation systems; and companies such as Indigo Pool & Spa, Michael Jackson Landscape and The Vine advise readers on the pleasures of outdoor living.
Within Perspectives on Design Georgia, the state’s finest home design professionals share their wisdom, experience and talent. The book is filled with thought-provoking and advice-oriented quotes. Keith Summerour declares “A well-designed space, even of generous proportions, exudes a sense of intimacy,” while John R. Rentz advises that “successful architecture will always merge interior and exterior space.” Kevin Phillips explains: “The presence of wood in the home is a soft-spoken reminder of our innate relationship with nature.”
A Panache Partners publication, Perspectives on Design Georgia 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, PanacheDesign.com 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. PanacheDesign.com is part of the PanacheLuxury.com family of inspirational sites.
Book Title: Perspectives on Design Georgia
Publisher: Panache Partners
Distributor: Independent Publishers Group
Publication: 2010, $40, Hardcover, ISBN 9781933415680
288 pages, 9 ½" x 10 ½", 250+ color photographs
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 Panache.com.