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Commercial Real Estate in Atlanta

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Atlanta Real Estate Sale is the best source for Commercial Real Estate , whether you are searching for a Business for sale in Atlanta, or you would like to sell your Business. Visit the website at www.atlantarealestatesale.com

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Enter a world of extraordinary style on YouTube – Shawn Penoyer Interiors launches YouTube channel

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, Home | 1 comment

Enter a world of extraordinary style on YouTube – Shawn Penoyer Interiors launches YouTube channel

Atlanta based top interior design firm has launched its first dedicated YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/shawnpenoyer?feature=CAgQwRs%3D). New content from current Shawn Penoyer Interiors projects as well as our realized projects will be available to stream online. Shawn Penoyer Interiors YouTube channel will carry a range of new content, behind the scenes material from upcoming new residential productions. Please check out our opening video and also see Before and Afters. Looking forward to your comments! Shawn Penoyer...

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Shawn’s advice – Common Decorating Mistakes

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 2 comments

Shawn’s advice – Common Decorating Mistakes

Decorating one’s home can be challenging and yield different results in comparison with the professional’s work. But it’s possible to learn about the rules of decorating and the mistakes to avoid. To create a stylish balanced decor try to avoid the common mistakes and plan each step of your remodeling or redecorating process. Bad Proportions Furniture that is too big for a room will look heavy and will make the room look crammed. The proportion between the room and furniture sizes should be always considered. Measure the room and draw a...

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Shawn’s advice – How To Choose Flooring For Your Interior Design?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 2 comments

Shawn’s advice – How To Choose Flooring For Your Interior Design?

Flooring can be a great decorative addition to the interior design but it should also be functional and fit the room’s purpose and style. Each room has different traffic and hence might require different flooring. Hardwood is generally a popular choice as it can not only be cozy and warm but also modern and stylish. Tile floors made of stone, ceramic, porcelain, and even wood are generally used in high traffic areas like kitchen and bathroom. Living Room The living room is a high traffic area but it should also be inviting and welcoming so...

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Shawn’s advice – How To Plan Small Apartment Interior Design

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How To Plan Small Apartment Interior Design

When it comes to interior design it all comes down to planning, small-spaced homes, however, require a great deal of it as the lack of space may constrict the designer’s flight of fancy. To get the most of the small apartment the residents need to prioritize spaces according to their needs. For instance, if one works from home they will need a home office or at least an effectively organized working space. So the purpose of drafting a floor plan (maybe numerously) is to optimize available space to be able to fit all the necessary features...

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Shawn’s Ideas – Dramatic Dressing Table Design

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s Ideas – Dramatic Dressing Table Design

Dressing table is a part of almost any bedroom. Get inspired to create a dramatic dressing nook. Dressing tables may come with the bedroom set but if you want something more dramatic ditch the matchy-matchy look for an eclectic mix. Statement Table Choose a table or a console that fits the style of the room and suits the rest of the furniture yet features some character of its own. There are many various designs and styles for almost any budget on the market from mirrored dressing tables to futuristic lots. This will set the tone for the...

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Shawn’s advice – How To Decorate Awkward Corners

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How To Decorate Awkward Corners

Awkward corners don’t look flattering but sometimes are inevitable. There are many ways of decorating those spaces to fill in the blank spots in interior design. It’s best to avoid furniture arrangements that create awkward corners. However if there are some of those in your home decor it’s quite easy to fill them in with decorative things. Decorative Screen A beautiful decorative folding screen makes for a great corner decoration. It can be adjusted in size and fit into the corner covering up the empty space. Choose a screen that fits...

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Shawn’s advice – How To Create Impressive Hallway Design?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How To Create Impressive Hallway Design?

Seeking ways to impress with home decor from the start? The hallway decor is just the right place to begin with. When we see an impressive hallway we want to see what the rest of the house looks like. Statement Mirror A mirror is a must-have item for a hallway. It’s decorative and space-enhancing. A mirror with a decorated frame will add detail and style to it. It will also visually enhance the small hallway. Choose the best location for the mirror and arrange the other decorations around it but keep it in focus. Statement...

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Shawn’s advice – Decorating In Jewel Tones

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – Decorating In Jewel Tones

Jewels can be a great source of inspiration when it comes to choosing a color scheme. Take inspiration from nature and decorate your interior with gemstone colors. Jewel tones are very beautiful and match very well making for colorful designs. Choose Colors Take a look at the jewels and pick the colors that appeal to you the most. There are amethyst, jade, emerald, turquoise, ruby, sapphire, citrine, topaz, malachite, lapis lazuli and other gemstones to be inspired by. Use a certain jewel tone as main color saturating the walls or ceiling...

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Shawn’s advice – How To Decorate With Zebra Print

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How To Decorate With Zebra Print

Animal prints are commonly used in home decor and zebra is one of them. The monochromatic colors and interesting pattern make it a great accent in the decor. Zebra print comes with many different products from rugs and throw pillows to lamps, sinks and even bathtubs. Mixing With Colors Zebra print looks good in almost any color scheme. In neutral interiors zebra accents add detail to the room while in colorful rooms a black and white zebra print looks more neutral and yet brings patterned accent into the decor. Use a zebra-printed lamp, stool...

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Interior Design Problems – Washing Machine In Interior Design

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 0 comments

Interior Design Problems – Washing Machine In Interior Design

Fitting a washing machine into interior design can be a headache. It may not always fit the interior and there can no spare room for a laundry room. There are quite a few ways of solving this design problem from choosing the right room to creating a hidden laundry nook. Laundry Nook A laundry nook can be created in a number of places in the house including closet, space under the stairs, and wall niche. A laundry nook can be hidden with a curtain, custom door and other dividers. Hallway can also provide with some nooks and spaces for setting...

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Columns In Interior Design

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, How Do I? | 0 comments

Columns In Interior Design

Columns in the interior design look grand and attractive. They provide the interior with lines and shapes that make for stylish architectural detail. Even if your home doesn’t feature columns you can add them blending into the wall or in molding or use them as freestanding decor elements. Built-In Columns Ready built-in columns may require a certain decor that would fit with the arechitectural style of the interior. Traditional and luxurious styles go very well with the columns in interior design. Free-Standing Columns Free-stainding...

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Shawn’s advice – Alternative Hallway Uses

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in How Do I? | 1 comment

Shawn’s advice – Alternative Hallway Uses

In the small-spaced home every inch of space matters and often can be used for something other than its original purpose. Hallway’s are usually empty and have no other purpose than passing from room to room. While entry hallway has its own special purpose the other hallways in the house can be redesigned for multiple different uses. In order to redesign a hallway consider the amount of space you have and to which extent it can be used in order to maintain convenient passage through the hallway. Think space-saving furniture and use only...

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Shawn’s advice – Kids Room Renovation Tips

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in How Do I? | 2 comments

Shawn’s advice – Kids Room Renovation Tips

Kids room may not need dramatic changes if the children are small but as they grow the transition from kids to teens room is important. The room may need some new furniture and the kids may want a new look. Kids grow and change rapidly and their room changes with them. But how to keep the kids room comfortable and stylish on budget? The transition from kids to teens room can be especially money and time consuming. But before splashing on the full renovation think what you can keep, re-use, and redecorate. Furniture The biggest investment is...

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Shawn’s advice – Freshen Up Dining Room Design

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – Freshen Up Dining Room Design

There are easy and budget-friendly ways to freshen up the dining room. A new wall paint makes for a dramatic change while the reupholstered chairs can add a splash of color to the washed out decor. It’s not difficult to freshen up a dining room on a budget. A different wall paint color or some other details may change the look of the room in a big way. Think about what needs changing in the room. Is it a color scheme, decorations or lighting? Coordinate the changes with what you have to achieve harmonious new look. Fresh New Color Give your...

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Shawn’s advice – How To Maintain Home

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Home, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How To Maintain Home

Maintaining a home on a regular basis can prevent from big repairs and expenses. The key to successful maintenance is checking all the systems of the home as well as the home itself regularly and fixing any tiny faults before they grow into big problems and damage the home. There are many aspects to home maintenance. These also depend on the kind of property. The house requires higher maintenance than the flat. But regardless of the property type every home needs some kind of maintenance that will make owner’s living more comfortable. Check...

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Shawn’s advice – How To Use Room Dividers

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in How Do I? | 1 comment

Shawn’s advice – How To Use Room Dividers

Room dividers can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the decor as well as redesign and repurpose the space. These also come in various materials and styles to suit almost any decor. Room dividers are functional and decorative. There are quite a few ways of using them in decor. Dividers can provide some privacy in an open layout or be used for decorative purposes. Dividers are great at marking the zones in the room as well as providing some privacy in a one room apartment, for instance. Use screens and shields to divide two areas in the...

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Shawn’s advice – Choosing Paint Color For Ceiling

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in How Do I? | 1 comment

Shawn’s advice – Choosing Paint Color For Ceiling

  Painted ceiling can add to the decor making it look more unusual and interesting. Choosing a right paint color and shade for a ceiling is as important as it is for the walls in order to avoid making the room seem small and dark. A ceiling doesn’t have to be plain white per usual. Paint is the cheapest ceiling decor. Even if the room is small the ceiling can be painted in a different color other than white if colors and shades are chosen carefully. If decided to go with the painted ceiling make sure it suits the room’s color...

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Shawn Penoyer Christmas & New Year’s Vacation in Egypt, Photo Album

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Lifestyle, Travel, Travel | 3 comments

Shawn Penoyer Christmas & New Year’s Vacation in Egypt, Photo Album

This year for Christmas & New Year’s Shawn Penoyer and  decided to visit incredible Egypt. After coming for a short while to Europe, Poland we spent unforgettable holidays in the North Africa. We were staying in Hotel Mamlouk Palace Resort & Spa in Hurghada, the most popular Red Sea Resort. New Years Eve Party preaperd by Hotel had really intresting theme and we really enjoy show like Belly Dance, DJ and fireworks after midnight gave us unforgettable memories of this one in year night. Red Sea is the world’s...

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Shawn’s advice – Hallway Organization Tips

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – Hallway Organization Tips

  The key to effectively organized hallway is the right furniture. It should fir the size of the hallway without taking up too much space while providing enough storage space and other necessary functions. Shawn Penoyer gives you some advice how to do it. Hallway can be a tricky space to organize especially if it’s too small. To maximize space in the hallway make sure it isn’t cluttered with unnecessary things. After the clear out divide the space into zones. This step will help decide where to put a hall bench, where goes the mirror...

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Opulent and eclectic Carleton Sofa by Schnadig

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Furniture | 0 comments

Opulent and eclectic Carleton Sofa by Schnadig

  This time Shawn Penoyer would like to presents luxury Carleton Sofa by Schnadig – opulent and eclectic with wonderfully curvaceous. This and many others Carleton products that will add high end taste to your living room you can find visiting our Online Store. Dimensions: 93.25W x 45D x 38H Seat Height: 20.25 Arm Height: 32 Finish: Snow White A globally integrated and trusted home furnishings resource known for creativity and value – that’s the mission of Schnadig and their promise to every customer. Opulent and eclectic....

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Shawn’s advice – How To Use Closet Space

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in How Do I?, Interior Design | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How To Use Closet Space

  Closet is a great place for storage. But when there isn’t enough rooms in the home it can become something more than that. Here are some alternative uses preaperd by Shawn Penoyer for a closet space. Closet is a popular storage space that’s used as a wardrobe or simply a storage. But there are more uses for closet. If the closet has enough space one may add another room to the house or apartment. The closet can become a more functional space as well. Bedroom Additional bedroom in small-spaced home can be a pressing issue that...

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Shawn’s advice – Space Enhancing Techniques

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in How Do I?, Interior Design | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – Space Enhancing Techniques

  Space-enhancing techniques can help make the small room look and feel bigger. There are many tricks that can visually enhance space. Using design tips, decorations and proper organization one can have a cozy and more spacious home. In this article Shawn Penoyer gives you some advice on how to make your space look bigger. Space, it’s never enough. But you can always enhance space within home by using several simple techniques that help save and declutter space. If you’re in the remodeling process and thinking about how to make the...

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Luxury Notre Monde Bed with Mirrored Headboard

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Bedrooms, Furniture | 0 comments

Luxury Notre Monde Bed with Mirrored Headboard

  This time Shawn Penoyer presents luxury Notre Monde bed with mirrored headboard which you can find in our Online Store. 66″ x 87″ x 48″ Black Driftwood Notre Monde produces exceptional furniture and accessories for the home, crafted with aesthetic refinement and structural integrity. Time-honored techniques are complemented by modern materials for enhanced durability, melding luxury with practicality. In the spirit of decorative objects from 18th century Europe, individual Notre Monde pieces exhibit variations in color and finish...

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Facebook Bed

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Bedrooms, Furniture | 1 comment

Facebook Bed

  Social networking has many uses and now it’s become an inspiration for design. Croatian designer Tomislav Zvonaric has taken Facebook logo as base for a double-purpose bed with a seat and table for a computer apparently for those obsessed with virtual socializing. You can’t find this bed in our Online Store yet but Shawn Penoyer would like to presents you this suprising for Facebook Addcited bed. FBed is a concept design by Tomislav Zvonaric of DevianTom. Based on a Facebook logo the FBed is both creative and...

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Shawn’s advice – Black Interior Designs

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – Black Interior Designs

  Black is a basic and neutral color that can also be elegant and stylish. It is easy to combine with other colors and create contrasts. Black can be used in wall paint, coverings or furnishings. In this article Shawn Penoyer will try to better understand using black colours in interior decorating. Black color schemes make space seem smaller but they also make it stylish. Black also matches with most colors so it is easy to create add different colors to it. In order to decorate in black the room should be spacious otherwise it will look...

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Shawn’s advice – How To Recycle Old Furniture

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Furniture, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How To Recycle Old Furniture

  Recycling is an important part of redecorating. This is a great way of finding use for old furniture and other stuff whether you repurpose or donate it. It’s also a way to save money on new furniture and help. In this article Shawn Penoyer gives you advice on how to recycling old furniture. Donate & Give Away Donate the old furniture to thrift stores or different organizations that help those in need. You can also simply give it away to people you know who would need it or put it outside with a FREE sign. Sell Sell the old...

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Shawn’s advice – How to Make Candles

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Accessories, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How to Make Candles

  Handmade candles are something to be proud of. In this article Shawn gives you advice on how to do candles by yourself. Besides they serve their function and also play a role of interior accessories. Candles can be made of wax, old candles and paraffin. So you have to choose your materials prepare a mold or molds, wicks and coloring agents if you want colorful, bright candles that will match your interior color scheme. In order to melt wax you’ll need a double boiler. Be careful when melting the wax as it is flammable and should not...

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Unique John-Richard Silver Candelabra with Crystals

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Accessories | 0 comments

Unique John-Richard Silver Candelabra with Crystals

  If you are not on budget and loves unique accessories to your home Shawn Penoyer would like to presents unique John-Richard Silver Candelabra with Crystal which you can buy in our Online Store. 24″H x 13″W x 6″D Silver Candelabra with Crystal Please contact us for prices and further information on the John-Richard Accessories, and other John-Richard products. Shawn Penoyer Interiors Furniture Store is the best source for online shopping for John-Richard, lowest price guarantee! John-Richard accessories are the perfect finishing...

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Shawn’s advice – How to Make Candlestick Out of Bottle?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Accessories, How Do I? | 0 comments

Shawn’s advice – How to Make Candlestick Out of Bottle?

  If you are a candle-lover the candlestick is the thing you absolutely cannot burn candles without. Here is the easiest way to make a candlestick that Shawn Penoyer offers you to try. There are many beautiful ways of recycling old wine bottles but the easiest one is to make a candlestick. Take an empty wine bottle peel off the labels and stick residue. If you want to you can paint the bottle with tempera paint. Using a masking tape make a pattern on your bottle and paint the open areas with the paint. Leave it to dry for the night then...

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