Founded in 1996, At Home in Arkansas is the state’s premier home and lifestyle magazine. We provide our readers with the freshest, most inspiring content by featuring the most influential designers and trendsetters across Arkansas. It’s our mission to bring the best of The Natural State to the doorstep of every reader.
Locally owned and operated by Root Publishing, Inc., At Home in Arkansas is published 11 times a year. The magazine’s sister publication, Weddings in Arkansas, is published twice a year. You can find each issue on newsstands at Kroger, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other local retailers.
Little Rock native Kelly Fraiser has been a part of At Home in Arkansas since 1996, when she was hired as an account executive. After spending a year as associate publisher, she was promoted to publisher in April 2004. In 2013, she and her husband, David, founded Root Publishing—a nod to the magazine’s local roots—and have proudly owned the company that produces At Home in Arkansas and Weddings in Arkansas ever since. Along with their sons, Parker and Garrett, Kelly and David enjoy making the most of Arkansas’s natural beauty through fishing trips and weekends spent at Lake Ouachita.
Editor in Chief
Stephanie Maxwell Newton
Stephanie was thrilled for the opportunity to combine her passions for design, storytelling, and her home state when she joined the At Home in Arkansas team as editor in 2017. After graduating from college in Mississippi and graduate school in London, Stephanie moved back to Little Rock to begin a career in writing and editing that has spanned industries—but her favorite subjects have always been local creatives. When not on a deadline, you can find her flipping through a growing stack of magazines, poking around flea markets and estate sales, and enjoying her screened-in porch in Hillcrest with her husband, Patrick.
As art director of At Home in Arkansas, Bailey has been able to combine two of her favorite things: graphic design and interiors. “Styling homes, meeting designers and homeowners, then getting to lay it all out in print is so rewarding and it excites me more and more each time!” she says. In this role, the Nashville native also showcases her skills in photography and illustration, traveling around the state to perfectly capture each region in our Discover section. She joined the AHIA team in 2022 after working for Modern Texas Living in Waco, Texas, and Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort as a graphic designer. As a Hot Springs resident, she loves spending time on Lake Hamilton, especially surrounded by friends and family.
Laura is another longtime member of the At Home in Arkansas family. After joining in 2006 as ad coordinator then working as a senior graphic designer, assistant art director, and special projects editor, she took some time off to focus on raising her two little boys. In 2020, the El Dorado native rejoined the team as social media manager; since then, she’s helped grow and engage the followings of both At Home in Arkansas and Weddings in Arkansas on Facebook and Instagram. Laura and her husband, Jason, love being outdoors with their boys, whether it’s watching them play outside their Little Rock home or going on adventures throughout Arkansas.
Advertising Art Manager
Originally from Hughes Springs, Texas, Taylor moved to Arkansas to attend Harding University in Searcy. After graduating with a degree in graphic design, she started taking on freelance clients, which is how she eventually came to work as the ad designer and coordinator for all At Home in Arkansas’s clients. Now living in Fort Smith with her husband, Mike, Taylor loves to travel, play sand volleyball, hike, camp, and enjoy the adventure of life.