Born in Orlando, Florida, April Hardwick spent much of her childhood outdoors, where she was often seen pedaling her bicycle around town, selling an assortment of homemade crafts to local boutiques.  With fresh flowers, a glue gun, and ribbon (almost always) in hand, it’s no surprise that she was destined for a career in design.

Following college, April moved to London and landed internships at a daily newspaper and several design magazines before venturing off to New York City in 2004, where she worked as a Market Editor for Traditional Home magazine. Over three years, she covered the luxury design market, attending trend-spotting trade shows such as Maison & Objet, High Point, and the New York City Gift Show, producing photo shoots, writing profiles, and launching Traditional Home’s ”Green Spaces” column. In 2007, April left to help produce the second annual special design issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

April has contributed to Real Simple, Ritz Carlton magazine, NY Post, Luxe, Cooking Light, Family Fun, Better Homes & Gardens, Four Seasons, Country Living, Wall Street Journal, and Southern Living.

When she isn’t freelancing, April enjoys working on craft projects with her two young daughters and running a small business designing eco-friendly pet toys, Eco Bella, LLC.