Kathleen Hackett is the former executive book editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has written for both the Pottery Barn Style series and Budget Livingbooks, as well as various other publications, including Elle D cor. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son. Mary Ann Young is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decorating Your Home and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Needlework. She has contributed to Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Country Living magazines. Mary Ann and her husband are founders of Camden Harbor Company, a design/build firm in Rockport, Maine, where they live with their two children.