Elaine Raffel

Having left the corporate world to launch her own freelance creative business, Elaine Raffel is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the mega-talented Dallas homebuilding community. She credits her work with top fashion and design brands for teaching her one inarguably valuable lesson: that truly great work is always a collaboration.

Two Opportunities to Own Timeless Modern Design From ‘A Damn Nice Guy’

By Elaine Raffel / July 30, 2020 / 2 Comments

At Candy’s Dirt, we get to feature some seriously amazing properties. Today is no exception. Two of the late Tom Greico’s modern stunners are currently on the market.

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The Fine Art of Optimizing Home Value

By Elaine Raffel / July 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

How important is the artwork when it comes to selling a house? Just ask Briggs Freeman Realtor Janelle Alcantera. Her ultra-modern Paul Merrill-designed listing sold immediately after she replaced the home’s staged art with original abstracts by local artist Julie Shunick Brown.

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Scott Homebuilders Makes Waves With Midcentury-Inspired Colleyville Modern

By Elaine Raffel / July 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Award-winning, husband-and-wife homebuilders John and Nancy Scott’s most recent project is an uber-cool, mid-century modern in Colleyville.

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New Interior Design Books to Entice and Inspire

By Elaine Raffel / July 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you’re hankering for an interior upgrade, start with inspiration from some of the world’s top designers. Here, our pick of noteworthy new design books.

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There’s Value to Be Had in ‘Hidden Gem’ Neighborhood Walnut Hill Ridge

By Elaine Raffel / July 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

There’s nothing like a pandemic to make last year’s devastating tornado a distant memory. But last week, an email to CandysDirt.com from real estate agent/homebuilder Emily Vafa reignited interest in a still-recovering neighborhood: Walnut Hill Ridge. Emily and her husband, Dan, own Vafa Construction, a 10-year-old company specializing in custom homes and large-scale renovations. The […]

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These Real Estate Agents Attribute Success to Model Behavior

By Elaine Raffel / July 6, 2020 / 4 Comments

For these uber-fashionable Realtors, it took just the right mix of hard work, strong work ethic, and killer personal style to make it big in both modeling and real estate.

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