|Tradition Home Magazine, Dec 2012 Cover, "Perfect Packages"|
|Tradition Home December 2012 "What's Your Wrap" with Alton DuLaney|
For this story, Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund provided me with images of home decor pieces, and I was challenged with creating wraps that reflected the style and mood of the decor.
Apparently, my efforts were successful - "DuLaney exemplifies artistry with parcels that achieve sculpture-like status. From wild to trendy to glamorous, their frills, finery, and finishing touches sing with the joy of gift-giving."
|Traditional wraps by Alton DuLaney, Traditional Home Dec 2012.|
|Wild wraps by Alton DuLaney, Traditional Home Dec 2012.|
"Animal patterns - untamed in the wilds of fashion and furniture - provide the perfect skin for an unexpected gift."
|Glamorous wraps by Alton DuLaney, Traditional Home Dec 2012.|
"Following fashion's lead, ebony-patterned papers flocked in luxurious velvet, printed in party dress patterns, and bejeweled with glittery crystals sparkle like stars on a midnight clear"
|Colorful wraps by Alton DuLaney, Traditional Home Dec 2012|
|Trendy wraps by Alton DuLaney, Traditional Home Dec 2012.|
Traditional Home called it: A "riff on chic fads for your favorite fashionista."
|Classic wraps by Alton DuLaney, Traditional Home Dec 2012.|
"The beloved combination of blue and white is perennially in style."
|Modern wraps by Alton DuLaney, Traditional Home Dec 2012.|
Overall, I wrapped nearly 50 gifts for this story, which the talented team at Traditional Home turned into an inspiring editorial of couture gift-wrap, with Rossbund heralding me as a "paper virtuoso".
Coming from a background in fine arts, and with a love of home decor, this was a rewarding collaboration, an amalgamation of beauty and design.
For the whole story, pick up a copy at your favorite news stand, or check out the Traditional Home website at:
Special thanks to my friends at The Feather Place, (in LA and NYC) for providing me with the finest peacock feathers. They carry the largest feather inventory in the US if not the world:
And in case you forgot, I teach an on-line gift wrap class that will help you put the present in presentation: