A New Classic
When it comes to holiday decor,
Grant K. Gibson shies away from
the traditional. “I typically like to do
something a bit different,” he says.
Hence, he opted for “a square shape
that really modernizes the usual
round wreath.” As a nod to his love of
textiles, he upholstered a square form
with a malachite fabric he chose for
its “bright color, movement, and pat-
tern.” Of course, he didn’t overlook
the details—finishing his design with
brass nail heads.
GRANT K. GIBSON is a San Francisco-based interior designer. He has been
featured in Elle Decor, The New York Times,
House Beautiful, C Magazine, and Anthology.
He also maintains a popular blog.
Clever & Crafty
Torryne Choate created her wreath
with old newspaper pages; if kept out
of direct sunlight, it should last for
years to come. “I cut many squares,
folded them, wired them, and fluffed
them out to make small paper flowers,” she explains. “I also wrapped
a wreath form with additional paper,
and then began sticking the wire end
of each flower into the form—starting
from the inside and making my way
out in concentric circles.”
TORRYNE CHOATE’s floral design
business, Birch, is located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. In addition
to flowers, Birch carries hard-to-find publications and a lovely assortment of gifts.