Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is pleased to announce it has named a new editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Ralls. Ralls previously served as the magazine’s managing editor from 2006 to 2008 and has continued to remain an integral part of the publication’s editorial team for the past five years. She will succeed editorial director Clinton Smith.
“I’m incredibly excited to continue the magazine’s reputation for representing the best in design for our city and build upon Clinton’s success in creating a definitive guide to cultivating Atlanta style,” Ralls said. “Atlanta’s design community is one of the most talented in the country, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles team and cover the work of the city’s top design professionals, as well as our showrooms, artists, manufacturers and more.”
Ralls considers Smith a longtime mentor throughout the years and the pair plans to work in tandum over the next several weeks to ensure a seamless transition upon Smith’s departure. Smith identified Ralls as his top choice for succession at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and he will venture on to serve asVERANDA magazine’s new editor-in-chief.
“I’m thrilled that Elizabeth will be leading Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Having previously worked with her in a variety of roles, I can attest to her exquisite sense of style, as well as her business acumen,” Smith said. “I can’t think of anyone else better suited for the job. I’m confident the local design community will welcome her with open arms.”
Ralls’ extensive editorial experience includes serving as editor-in-chief of Atlanta Weddings Magazine,senior editor of Atlanta Magazine Custom Media, editor-in-chief of The Atlantan Brides, senior editor of The Atlantan, and freelance editorial contributions for local and national press outlets such as HGTV.com, 944, Flower, Southern Accents, Cultivate.com and more.