Michael Connors received his Ph.D. in decorative arts from New York University, where he now teaches. He has published widely in art journals and lifestyle magazines such as The Magazine, Antiques, Architectural Digest and Art & Antiques. He lives in New York City and Ste. Croix. Bruce Buck is a New York City-based photographer. His work has appeared in magazines such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Metropolitan Home.