Hudson Grace brings West Coast style to Atlanta


California-based Hudson Grace, a go-to shop for curated tabletop goods and entertaining essentials, has brought its luxe-yet-livable West Coast style to Atlanta.

The store: Hudson Grace opened in mid-October in Atlanta’s designed-focused Westside Provisions District. The home décor shop offers a collection of dinnerware, glassware, table linens, candles and other entertaining accessories. The company, founded in 2012 in San Francisco, has five locations in California. The Atlanta shop is the company’s first location outside of California.

The look: With its black interior, white hex tile floor and black grout, the city-chic shop features floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides and a welcome “hello” in the floor tile as you enter the front door.

The founders & owners. Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton are friends and avid entertainers who have had long careers in retail, ranging from product development, merchandising, plus marketing and design. Prior to teaming up at Hudson Grace, they worked with companies such as Williams Sonoma, Banana Republic and Gap Inc.

Popular gifts:

  • Signature candles ($65), including the newest scent “Savannah” to celebrate the Georgia store.
  • Berry bowl ($38). The multiuse bowl was inspired by a French antique found in a Paris flea market.
  • Marble cheeseboards ($48).
  • Wine Chiller ($68), made of resin and cement.
  • HG dish soap ($24), which looks great on the counter and has a tart kumquat scent.

Favorite items in store: MT: White dinnerware and the garment-dyed, oversized linen napkins in 24 colors. GM: The mix of modern and vintage (antique silver martini shaker and hotel silver), plus the company’s signature candles. A favorite of both: the everyday wine (or juice) glass ($3.95), designed from a simple glass in Italy.

Favorites

- Blogs or websites: MT: Habitually Chic; Mark D Sikes; Keep It Chic by Preston Davis. GM: Kevin Sessums and Dixon Rye.

- Instagram: MT: Mrclintsmith; apartment_34; smitten kitchen; lulu powers; milieumag; and belleannee, a New Orleans food writer living in London (my two favorite cities). GM: The fascinator; worldofinteriors; and the cool hunter.

- Atlanta area home/design stores (other than our own): Bungalow Classic and Dixon Rye.

- Places for unexpected finds: (in Atlanta and other cities): Sid and Ann Mashburn in Atlanta; Ottolenghi in London, a foodie must-see, and the design shops on Pimlico Road; flea market adventures in France. This year we went to Amsterdam for inspiration.

Current design obsession(s): GM: Black on black on black. MT: Fresh topiaries in the entryway and a great kitchen.

New (or re-emerging) designs/looks we like: Juxtaposition and finding something in an unexpected place.

… and designs/looks we are glad to see go: Fake anything.

Best design advice: MT: Chuck Williams (founder of Williams Sonoma) once said, “We can sell anything, but we don’t.” He taught me to edit and stay true to who you are as a person and a brand. GM: Take something away and then take something away.

Find Hudson Grace at:

Facebook: Hudson Grace

Instagram: hudsongracesf

Website: hudsongracesf.com



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Living

Former research chimps at North Georgia sanctuary go outdoors for the first time
Former research chimps at North Georgia sanctuary go outdoors for the first time
With reactions ranging from excitement and curiosity to fear and trepidation, 15 former lab chimps took their first steps outdoors this week at the Project Chimps sanctuary in North Georgia. The 236-acre sanctuary is currently home to 31 chimpanzees who have spent their entire lives in captivity as subjects used in biomedical research. On Tuesday,...
`Star Wars’ toy sales fall as movie-tie fatigue sets in
`Star Wars’ toy sales fall as movie-tie fatigue sets in

The warning signs for the toy industry started last year when “Cars 3” — considered a surefire success — proved lackluster for licensees like Mattel Inc. Now, toymakers’ big bets on movie tie-ins look downright bleak. Playthings based on the “Star Wars” saga — the franchise that kicked off the whole phenomenon...
Dead & Company will truck back to Atlanta this summer
Dead & Company will truck back to Atlanta this summer

Dead & Company will truck back to Atlanta this summer. Photo: Danny Clinch BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene For the third time in 12 months, Dead & Company will visit Atlanta. The collective of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti...
Jason Aldean sets concert date at SunTrust Park this summer
Jason Aldean sets concert date at SunTrust Park this summer

Jason Aldean will visit the Braves’ ballpark this summer. BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Jason Aldean is heading off on his “High Noon Neon Tour” this summer and playing a home state show in a big way. Aldean, along with tour guests Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina, will hit SunTrust Park on July 21. Ticket and on-sale information...
Grammy Awards 2018 will honor Las Vegas shooting victims with performance from Eric Church and others
Grammy Awards 2018 will honor Las Vegas shooting victims with performance from Eric Church and others

Eric Church is one of the artists participating in the Grammy tribute. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File) BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Along with high-wattage performances from a lineup including U2, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Pink and SZA , this year’s Grammy ceremony will also &ldquo...
More Stories