Articles by

Nikki Barringer

11/21/19 9:00am

Down off Northwest Highway, situated in between Skillman and Abrams, there’s a little slice of Pleasantville Heaven called University Manor. The streets are lined with big shade trees, lawns are trimmed and well-manicured, and people are always out and about.

A bike trail runs along Northwest Highway and connects to White Rock Lake if you head east and will take you under Northwest Highway, over Abrams and all the way to Mockingbird Station if you head west. Plus, the White Rock DART Rail station is within walking distance — perfect for commuters.

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11/20/19 9:15am

We searched Amazon for ways to top your table and now we’re sharing them with you. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation (Bezos hug) from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at time of publication. 

In case you haven’t noticed Thanksgiving is way late this year and yet it still managed to sneak up on us. If you’re hosting next week and need to get festive fast, here’s a whole table you can set with a little help from us and Amazon and whoever pays your bills.

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11/19/19 9:30am

Today’s word is “potential.” As in this townhome off of Interstate 635 and Abrams has so much potential. First of all, it’s a townhome, but it doesn’t have any shared walls. That’s one in the win column.

Now remember what we said, it’s full of potential, and therefore priced accordingly. The seller isn’t interested in repairs or updates so it’s a for-real, for-real “as is” situation.

Now put on your best sequin duster and let’s really get to it.

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11/16/19 9:45am

In bum-us-out news, City Modern 5 is closing its doors after 6 years making your mid-century dreams come true.

They’ll be hosting a liquidation sale all weekend long at their 1112 S. Akard Street location. Since they’re typically an appointment-only showroom, this is a double huge deal.

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11/14/19 9:45am


The three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch located at 705 Nottingham Drive in Richardson is completely updated from top to bottom. Like stickers-still-on-the-windows updated, and even though they did a fantastic job with materials that are price point appropriate, that’s not the best part of this house.

The best part of this house is the location. It’s close to US 75 for an easy commute to Dallas.


Also right along 75 and basically a walk out your front door? Alamo Drafthouse, Cinnaholic, Haystack Burger, Industrial Pizza + Brew, Communion Coworking Space, Coffee Shop and Restaurant and there’s a Monkey King on its way.

Richardson is where you go when it’s time to hit the suburbs, but you’re not ready for “Dallas you” to die.

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11/13/19 9:15am


We searched Amazon for ways to stay warm and now we’re sharing them with you. Note: CandysDirt.com may collect a small commission or other compensation (Bezos hug) from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at time of publication. 

Maybe you didn’t notice, but it’s freaking cold outside. Cranking the heat is one way to stay warm. Moving to Florida is another, but then, Florida. If neither one of those options appeals to you, don’t sweat it, we got you ice-cold boo.

Zenstone Swedish Heated Throw

Price: $72 + Free Shipping

The Throw: Keep is classic with a heated blanket like this one from zenstone. It’s plush, it’s lush and it’ll definitely dethaw all your weary bones. It also claims to be a consumer’s choice with rapid heat technology, and it comes in Italian Microcmink. All this to say, crank. it. up.

What Buyers Are Saying: “Love this new heated blanket! It’s so soft and comfy. It heated quickly and maintained the perfect heat for me at the medium setting.” –Ashley Moser 

Buy the blanket here.

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11/12/19 9:45am

Rhonda Seacat Hunnicutt organizes pre-demo sales for a living. She works with high-end builders and always sees the gorgeous post-demo results. This means she also gets to see the latest design trends in each of these homes and she’s not above borrowing a little from the pros.

Of course, she’s a pro herself. She remodels homes and condos and just happens to be the brilliant brain behind this Bryan Place condo at 3105 San Jacinto, #317.

This particular unit sits on the third floor of a building with easy access to Downtown Dallas and *ahem* Uber’s new headquarters. It was one of the first buildings to go up in the area back in the day so it’s been a trendsetter from the very beginning.

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11/08/19 2:30pm

Seven years ago, Allison Bonifay moved from New York with her husband. After just a few minutes chatting with her it will suddenly hit you. Hey, wait a second, you’re not from New York … “No, no, I’m from Atlanta and my mom is as Southern as they come,” she says with the slightest and sweetest Southern drawl.

Back in New York, she worked in fashion and when she got to Dallas, she assumed that would continue, but she just wasn’t feeling it.

Instead she turned her attention to decorating her then recently purchased Lower Greenville home. She was feeling a little sticker shock with all the big digit price tags for home furnishings so she started shopping secondhand. That’s where that fashionable eye came in. It was easy for Bonifay, and she had so much fun stocking her little charmer that she actually overbought and that’s when Modified Home was born.

It was a slow build, Bonifay said. She’d sell a piece here or there on Instagram, but two and a half years ago she decided to get serious. She officially officially created Modified Home with an LLC and everything.

Cut to present day where she now has a shoppable warehouse in the Design District and while it’s currently by appointment only, there are big plans to start holding holiday hours in December and beyond.

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