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A keen eye for artistic details is a natural for a woman who has lived one-third of her life overseas and traveled the world for more than 30 years. Her design references hail from far-flung locations like Paris, India, Portugal, Hong Kong and British Columbia. "I get much of my inspiration and style from observing how other people are living and what they are feeling in cities and towns around the globe."

The result is a unique design style that has been crafted by a combination of international influences, including India's tradition of fabric embellishment, painting and tailoring, the atmosphere of a European cafe and the simple shape of a Chinese mandarin collar. Together, they help April create a ”lifestyle" that is colorful and exotic, yet decidedly familiar.