We’re glad to welcome Stephanie Maxwell to the At Home team as our new editor! Read on for a peek into Stephanie’s personal style and experience.
How would you describe your home and style?
My fiancé and I recently moved into a little yellow house in Hillcrest that’s within walking distance of our favorite coffee shop. Ever since we unpacked, blending our styles has been a fun and interesting challenge – I love contrasting textures, bold patterns, and funky vintage finds, and he has more of a minimalist approach to décor. I think we’ve found a sweet spot where our tastes overlap – you’ll see lots of clean lines, black-and-white accents, and walls filled with local art. My goal is to make a home that is inviting and comfortable but also totally us.
What’s your favorite room in the house?
Right now, I’d have to say the living room. It’s not only where we spend the most time together, but it’s also where we have most of our books – to me, a house just is not a home without books on the shelves. I’ve been known to spend hours arranging my books by color … which sounds incredibly tedious, but is actually so much fun.
What’s been your most interesting living space?
I spent a little over a year in London after college, and that third-floor Victorian flat I shared with four other girls would definitely qualify as interesting. It had wonderfully tall ceilings and a tiny galley kitchen where one wall opened up to look into the crowded living room. The place wasn’t in great shape, but it had amazing potential – and you can’t beat the location.
Will readers recognize you from any other publications?
For the past couple of years I’ve been working in the marketing department at Garver, a locally based engineering firm. Before that, I wrote and copyedited for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette’s niche publications; in fact, copyediting the weekly Homes Arkansas section of the newspaper served as my primer on interior design, architecture, and gardening techniques. My writing has appeared in Sync, Arkansas Life, Arkansas Money & Politics, and The Idle Class, as well as on designsponge.com.
What makes you most excited about being editor for At Home?
Some of the most inspiring, creative, and talented people I’ve ever met have been right here in Arkansas. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to share their stories far and wide!