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.

Best of 2020: Quality is Key For Luxury Virtual Staging

By Elaine Raffel / December 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

 [Editor’s Note: This year has been a decade, right? So many things happened, lots of things were postponed, and houses continued to sell despite it all. While the CandysDirt.com team takes a hot minute this holiday season to recharge the ol’ Energizers, we’re serving up our very favorite stories from 2020. Enjoy!] Elaine: The art director in me […]

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A Seriously Chic Modern Masterpiece in the Heart of Bluffview

By Elaine Raffel / December 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

There are plenty of great modern homes in Dallas. But once in a while, you see one with the “WOW” factor. Look no further. This new construction contemporary masterpiece—designed by Bernbaum Magadini Architects and built by Hudson Construction Group—is one seriously chic spec.

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Timeless Elegance in the Heart of Highland Park

By Elaine Raffel / December 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s the season for comfort and joy. And this Highland Park traditional charmer offers the very best of both. Situated on a gorgeous tree-filled lot (which illuminates beautifully at night), the 3,972-square-foot brick residence is, at once, warm and engaging.

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What We Want To Give—and Get—During A Pandemic

By Elaine Raffel / December 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

You’ve got to keep a sense of humor. Period. This year has really been Pur-Hell (pun intended). Which means spreading a little holiday cheer has never been more important.

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How To Keep Your Dog From Destroying Your Home? Behaviorist Brad Bevill Answers

By Elaine Raffel / November 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

The idea for this column was a direct request from Candy’s Dirt founder and publisher Candy Evans. Since the arrival of her new Golden Doodle, Butter Belle, she’s got more questions than answers when it comes to raising a high-energy, insatiably curious pup.

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Considering Thanksgiving Outdoors? Here’s a Covid-Friendly Guide to Backyard Entertaining

By Elaine Raffel / November 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last holiday season, socially distanced entertaining wasn’t even on our radar. But what a difference a year makes. In 2020, more and more homeowners are winter-prepping their backyards to make outdoor living a year-round reality.

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