Formerly the Managing Editor of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Elizabeth Ralls has been selected to succeed Clinton Smith, who was recently named editor in chief of VERANDA. Ralls served as Managing Editor at the magazine from 2006 to 2008 and has since worked in senior positions at a variety of Atlanta lifestyle publications.
“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.
"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.