Elizabeth Hutchison Hicklin
Elizabeth Hutchison Hicklin

Elizabeth Hutchison Hicklin

A former magazine editor, Elizabeth is a Southern lifestyle writer with more than fifteen years of experience. Her work covering Southern food, arts and culture, travel, and interiors has appeared in the pages of national publications, including Southern Living, Coastal Living, Garden & Gun, and The New York Times, among others.

After graduating from Clemson University in 2008 with a degree in Literature, Elizabeth worked as an intern in the Homes department at Southern Living before accepting a full-time position as an editor at Garden & Gun. For the next decade, Elizabeth researched, reported, wrote, and edited hundreds of stories chronicling life in the contemporary South—topics including historic home renovations, must-visit vacation destinations, up-and-coming designers, master gardeners, award-winning chefs, fine artists, and makers of all types. In 2017, she left Charleston for Nashville, where she began working as an independent writer and freelance editor.
'Tis the season for sweet tea and rocking chairs; happy hour cocktails and wicker chaise lounges. It's that time of year in the South when life moves outside—to the porch. And if your outdoor retreat is looking is a tad weather-worn or maybe just a little blah, try a fresh coat of paint before you go buying all new furniture or recovering the existing upholstery. For the same result, painting is faster, simpler, and a whole lot easier on the wallet. Newly painted walls, shutters, railings, and floors all make an immediate impact, but there's nothing we love more than a painted ceiling, especially a pop of traditional Haint Blue. 
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Sticking within the original footprint, a young family brings a historic Atlanta home into the 21st century without sacrificing any of its charm.
Your ticket to a stress-free party for everyone.
A matriarch of modern Southern cooking on the general rules all good cooks follow.
It adds charm that a shiny new piece just can't replicate.
Designer-backed tips and tricks to help you find the right rug and have fun doing it.
It'll make you feel like a kid again.
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A father-daughter duo and Nashville designer Jessica Stambaugh return a small century-old apartment to its glory.
Blend in or stand out, step up your curb appeal with freshly painted garage doors.
It'll make you feel like a kid again.
A father-daughter duo and Nashville designer Jessica Stambaugh return a small century-old apartment to its glory.
Blend in or stand out, step up your curb appeal with freshly painted garage doors.
A fresh coat of paint is the quickest way to boost your home's curb appeal, but if your budget doesn't include painting the entire exterior, which often comes with a dizzying price tag attached, consider a simpler—but often just as impactful—fix, and give your shutters a little love.
Break with the trend and standout.
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Go bold with pattern or simple with color, but give your porch some personality with paint this summer.
Birmingham designer Mary Lauren McBride transformed a Fairhope, Alabama, rental into a welcoming waterfront escape.
Helpful advice as you start planning.
The top tulip tips from Peter Grimaldi, Vice President of Gardens and Facilities at Nashville's Cheekwood Gardens and Estate.
My family's attempt to recreate my late uncle's beloved Easter ham taught us that failure didn't mean forgetting.