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 in the Biz: Saluting the Stoneleigh’s Donna Smith

By Elaine Raffel / May 11, 2020 / 5 Comments

I understood immediately why publisher Candy Evans wanted Donna Smith to be named “Best in the Biz.” The charismatic Residences at the Stoneleigh sales manager obviously knows how to get things done.

Read More

Garage Makeovers Add Instant Impact–and Square Footage

By Elaine Raffel / May 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

For Conway Reimer, every garage is a blank canvas. Which is why the owner of Garage Living wants to help every client optimize this often under-utilized space in their home.

Read More

Set in Stone: New Takes On A Design Favorite

By Elaine Raffel / April 30, 2020 / 1 Comment

In all its iterations, stone lends a timeless and elegant vibe to a home’s aesthetic. Interesting and innovative options abound, both inside the house and out.

Read More

Pool Porn: 7 Hot Backyards That Will Make You Swoon

By Elaine Raffel / April 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

If sheltering in place has you going off the deep end, we’ve got a diversion. Seven spectacular swimming pools that feel more like vacation resorts—no travel or reservations necessary.

Read More

Sustainability Update: Why Going Green is Smarter Than Ever

By Elaine Raffel / April 22, 2020 / 1 Comment

For New Leaf Custom Home founder Scott Powell, inspiration comes from clients wanting to know more about sustainability.

Read More

5 Shows to Add to Your Shelter-in-Place Work Week Watch List

By Elaine Raffel / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

These five bingeable design-centric series let you mix business with pleasure during yet another shelter-in-place work week.

Read More