Hudson Grace reviews and editors’ picks
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Here are Hudson Grace reviews and editors’ picks from writers, editors, and designers around the world. We’re enormously grateful for all the support, and look forward to continuing the conversation with everyone!
ABOUT THE SHOP: REVIEWS
“The duo wanted the store to have a European feel while maintaining a sense of California cool. ‘The space is inviting and intimate, and a wonderful place to stop in and grab a bundle of flowers or a hostess gift to bring to a dinner party,’ says McNatton..” Read more.
Christina Ohly Evans: “San Francisco’s Hudson Grace shop feels like the home of one of my most stylish friends: this hymn to chic home entertaining is all muted dove-grey hues, natural finishes and striking pops of colour.” Read more.
Melinda Page: “…the perfect enormous white ceramic tureens and platters, washed-linen napkins in 16 hues, and antique hotel silver. Just stepping inside will make you want to throw a dinner party.” See their list of San Francisco’s best design shops. And their profile of the shop.
Carolyne Zinko: “It’s hard to imagine a home shop with a better pedigree or a more carefully curated selection than Hudson Grace in Pacific Heights….Each piece is selected and showcased as if it were an objet d’art. Read more.
Leilani Marie Labong meets Gary and Monelle at home and decides their shop’s “soulful tableau” is more in synch with Monelle’s personal style after visiting both Monelle’s “haven of eclecticism” and Gary’s “stark” residence. Read the story.
Caroline Biggs shares some of Monelle’s hints for great entertaining. Keep basics neutral, she says: “Find the perfect white dinner plate and clear glass, and then add color to your table with accessories, such as linen napkins, napkin rings and flowers.” Read more.
Alysa Carroll: “The shop is a study in cohesion, with a palette of clean, crisp whites and cool grays ranging from dove to charcoal, along with vibrant pops of International Orange, in homage to the nearby Golden Gate Bridge.” See the profile.
Kendall Wilkinson: The magazine asked Wilkinson to share the products and shops she’s loving now. She singles out Hudson Grace for its “well-curated assortment of home accessories.” Read the interview.
Esther Hahn: “Hudson Grace is an oasis of truly exquisite decor for those who love to entertain. From colorful linen napkins to matte gold flatware, this place really has it all.” Take Racked’s tour of Pacific Heights.
Sarah Lonsdale: “It was a life long dream that motivated the pair to open their own store that specializes in an array of goods for the home ranging from simple white dinnerware, linens, vintage hotel silver, flatware from Europe, to other found objects. Read more.
Mark D. Sikes: “A little store with it all and all you need. The best white dinnerware and serving pieces, baskets, candles, books galore, cutting boards, pillows, cashmere throws, and much more.” Read more.
Molly Bernadette Miller: “I won’t go into detail about their amazing backgrounds but I will tell you that what they have is something special and different. The view they have of entertaining and tabletop is one that’s simplistic but rich with quality.” Read more.
Ashley Kane: “It’s the perfect place to pop in if you are looking for a sweet and thoughtful gift like a coffee table book, a cheese knife set/platter, delicious candles or bar ware — if you are buying for a hostess with the mostess, you must check it out.” Read more.
ABOUT THE GOODS: EDITORS’ PICKS
Stepahanie Schomer, making a list of October, 2013’s “most wanted” home decor items, adds our “artful tureens” from 1930’s molds. They “serve up an extra helping of high style.” See the editor’s choices.
Oprah Winfrey: “Illustrator R. Nichols says his mission is ‘to create joy—if only in small ways.’ Mission accomplished. How charming are his candles? Scented like a Christmas tree, a crackling fire, and seven other cozy fragrances, they put everyone in the holiday spirit.” See it on Oprah.com.
Samantha Emmerling: Hudson Grace’s “Milano” tureen makes a great hostess gift. It’s “truly a classic—this elegant tureen was cast from a mold from the 1930s, yet still feels fresh and modern.” See our tureens.
Insider Guide: The magazine visits the store. “If you’re on the hunt for plates or platters, what you’ll find are modern, simple, and white. Or consider the store’s own line of washable linen napkins ($18 each) in 24 gorgeous colors.”
Grant K. Gibson: “I’ve been in love with this bamboo flatware from Hudson Grace ever since I saw it last year. Always so classic and timeless, [it’s] the perfect addition to any table!” See more of his design tips.
Julia Millay Walsh: “Hudson Grace has a stunning collection of tabletop items, from the perfect white dinnerware to linen napkins in every color imaginable. It’s my favorite place to shop for hostess gifts.” See it on her list of favorite shops.
Jennifer Margolin visits ahead of the holidays and downloads Gary and Monelle’s best ideas for parties. “There is definitely an art to entertaining and this duo has it mastered!” she says. See the list of their five entertaining tips for New Year’s Eve.
Talking Top Tens: “What’s so great about California housewares boutique Hudson Grace? In a word, ‘everything,'” says Katrina Lake, CEO and founder of Stitch Fix. Katrina’s particularly fond of our signature candle, which is scented with Mexican tuberose, Indian jasmine and Moroccan orange flower. See the list.