HUDSON GRACE is the preeminent purveyor of timeless décor for those who love to entertain. Rooted in a design philosophy of simplicity and authenticity, Hudson Grace favors beauty and practicality in their curated collection of home goods that make a house a home. Offering a collection of quintessentially modern dinnerware, glassware, table linens, napkins, flatware, candles, interior scent and other serving and entertaining products, Hudson Grace crafts and sources original and vintage designs, that are designed to become beloved objects in the home.
Founded in 2012 with its first location in San Francisco’s stylish Presidio Heights neighborhood, Hudson Grace originates from the minds and hearts of best friends and cofounders Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton. Now expanded to five locations in Northern and Southern California, including the newly opened Brentwood Country Mart shop, Hudson Grace is itself a product of the juxtaposition of the duos’ aesthetics and joint pedigree in retail and design. Her eclectic yet refined style pairs with his love for modern, simple yet soulful silhouettes to form the brand’s timeless and covetable identity and accessible approach to home design and gracious entertaining.
MEET OUR PROPRIETORS, MONELLE TOTAH AND GARY MCNATTON
Monelle Totah: "I am the ultimate consumer"
Totah brings her personal views about entertaining into everything she chooses for Hudson Grace. The Louisiana native has extensive retail experience in home and tabletop product development for Williams-Sonoma and Banana Republic.She scours markets across Europe for one-of-a-kind items that sometimes wind up as the basis for new product lines made exclusively for Hudson Grace. “In a way, I’m the ultimate consumer,” Totah explained to San Francisco’s 7×7 Magazine. At home, the magazine reports, her eclectic European collectors’ items become unique serving ware for her regular dinner parties. “I don’t just design with beauty and practicality in mind. I buy that way, too.”
Gary McNatton: Passionate about authenticity
Gary McNatton brings strong ideas about design, shape and presentation to his partnership with Monelle. “Mo and I are always learning from each other,” he tells 7×7. McNatton has three decades of experience delivering award-winning design and production in personal care, ﬁne fragrance, home product and package design. During his eight-year tenure as Senior Vice President at Gap Inc., Gary developed the retailer’s personal-care business into a $200 million-a-year business.McNatton is passionate about the authenticity and simplicity of Hudson Grace products. “There’s a comfort in holding something beautiful and chunky and not at all delicate.” McNatton says. “We go for things that are meant to be worn, to be used, to be loved.”