TAKE GIFTS UP A
NOTCH WITH OUR
PRODUCED BY MORGAN MICHENER
TEXT BY CATHERINE MACINTOSH
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRACY SHUMATE
We combed the endless
spools at Toronto’s Mokuba — a
ribbon emporium stacked to the
rafters with every type you could
imagine, and some you’ve never
thought of — in search of fresh,
fun takes on the classic gift topper.
While bows have been popping
up on everything from dresses to
housewares, they are still at their
prettiest atop a tightly wrapped
gift. Alison Dawson, Mokuba’s
in-house ribbon doyenne, teaches
us the ins and outs of the sultry
strands and walks us through the
simpler-than-you-think steps to
creating a classic double bow.
All ribbons, Mokuba; bows tied by Alison Dawson; footed bowl, books, Angus & Company; clear white glass ball, bird statue, Turq candlesticks, HorsefeathersHome; rug, Y&Co.; hutch, mirror, The Art Shoppe; lamp,
Artistocrat Lamps and Lighting; white bowl with yellow glass balls, Absolutely Inc.; yellow vase, Hollace Cluny; yellow striped gift wrap, Feterie; all other gift wrap, Snow & Graham; wall colour, Subterranean Stream, Sico.
Get step-by-step video instruction on tying the
perfect holiday bow at houseandhome.com.