Van der Meer is a vetaren in the business, previously having worked at Conde Nast titles Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, and Your Prom.
Nelson had this to say about the addition of van der Meer:
Antonia is the perfect choice to lead the editorial side of Coastal Living. She has a clear vision for the brand, a history of editorial excellence, and a keen sense of style, which is so integral to the magazine. Bill Shapiro, Coastal Living’s Editorial Adviser, and I are looking forward to working collaboratively with her to continue to make Coastal Living the authority on all things coastal.