Hudson Grace originated in the hearts and minds of best friends Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton, whose first shop opened in 2012 in the stylish Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. The brand is a juxtaposition of their design aesthetics and retail pedigrees. Her eclectic yet refined style pairs with his love of simple yet soulful silhouettes to form a timeless, covetable and accessible approach to home design and gracious entertaining.
Hudson Grace is the preeminent purveyor of timeless décor for those who love to entertain. Rooted in a philosophy of simplicity and authenticity, we favor beauty and practicality in our curated collection of quintessentially modern serveware, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, linens, candles and entertaining essentials. Hudson Grace crafts and sources original and vintage designs which will make your house a home.
MEET THE PROPRIETORS
THE ULTIMATE CONSUMER
Monelle 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 become the basis for new product lines made exclusively for Hudson Grace. “In a way, I’m the ultimate consumer,” she explained to San Francisco’s 7×7 Magazine. The magazine reports that eclectic European collectors’ items become unique serving ware at her regular dinner parties. “I don’t just design with beauty and practicality in mind. I buy that way, too.”
PASSIONATE ABOUT AUTHENTICITY
Gary 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 Magazine. He 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 their personal care division into a $200 million-a-year business. Gary 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,” he says. “We choose items that are meant to be worn, to be used, to be loved.”
OUR PURPOSE & PATH TO A BETTER FUTURE
We have a vision of home as the heart of a better world, and we’re working towards that with our communities and planet in mind. From neighborhood engagement at our stores, to increasing our use of sustainable packaging, to mentoring strong and authentic relationships with our people and our artisan partners - this is just the beginning for our path forward.