All photos courtesy Shelly Lloyd

All photos courtesy Shelly Lloyd

Shelly Lloyd took a circuitous route to her career as an interior designer, discovering along the way that her fashion acumen, passion for art, and globetrotting translated beautifully into creating sophisticated, authentic interiors with unexpected twists. And she has graced many a Midland home with her talented design. In fact, it was a Midland resident who introduced us to Shelly, who lives in Dallas but spends as much time in Midland as she can.

“What separates us is working with a variety of styles, from classic to contemporary, formal to playful,” Lloyd said. “We’re really good at mixing pieces.”

Shelly Lloyd

Her Dallas company, LeDaire Design, is in for an eventful year, expanding to a satellite office, rebranding in February, and building on an original concept called “Work the Room” that marries her professional expertise with a client’s DIY creativity. Jump to read more!


 Million Dollar Mixer Fredrik Eklund

The swedish wunderkind is coming to town. He’s got style, personality out the wazoo, and he can sell a multi-million dollar apartment in New York City in, well, a New York City minute! Still, Bravo TV’s Fredrik Eklund may be most beloved for his celebratory high-kick. Let’s see how high that kick goes in Cowboy Boots!

On September 12, REMN mortgage broker Brian McCauley is hosting an invitation-only event for Dallas real estate VIP’s at Fedora restaurant, at One Arts Plaza, with celebrity guest Fredrik Eklund from Bravo’s popular series  Million Dollar Listing New York.

If you’re not on the list, you can’t get in…

But I have a pair of tickets to give away!!

In fact, I have 2!

Time is running out, too, kind of like a contract. The deadline is tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m

The Dallas housing boom is hitting record highs, as we know, and single women account for 21% of new buyers compared to single men. Guys only account for 10% of new home sales. That includes 20-somethings, divorcees, never married, and widows. And they say women can’t make up their minds?

Brian McCauley of can help buyers navigate between reality and myths as they enter the Dallas housing market. Translated, that means he can help you get a decent mortgage loan in an environment that is becoming a little more murky.

As a great tie-in, McCauley is excited to give four lucky CandysDirt readers four free passes to the exclusive invitation-only September 12 event. That’s Thursday, my darlings, and not open to the public.

To enter, readers just need to post a comment here, say “Brian McCauley I want to meet Fredrick.”  and give us the address of a great house to write up under five hundred thousand ($500,000) dollars. Best listing nabs a ticket to rub shoulders with Fredrik. OK, we are waiting for ya!Fedora event REMNBrian and Josh Flagg, Million Dollar Listing LA…