Lil Petrusnek Lil Petrusnek is the Homes Program Manager for Southern Living, with nearly four decades of experience in the residential design and home building industries. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.