Decorating & Design
February 15, 2016
Shops We Love: Hopson Grace
Even reluctant hosts who wander into Hopson Grace will find themselves planning elaborate dinner parties and intimate brunches just so they can dress their tables with delicate stemware from Japan and striped plates by the U.K.’s Richard Brendon. This is precisely what owners Andrea Hopson and Martha Grace McKimm intended. Opened in April, the shop was born of a desire to bring people together around the table. And while both partners are well versed in luxury — Andrea is the former Canadian VP of Tiffany & Co., and Martha was a PR exec — when it comes to entertaining, they encourage a relaxed approach. “People are nervous to mix high and low pieces, or to layer sterling-silver flatware with an organic placemat,” says Martha. “We want to encourage people not to be afraid. The table should reflect your personality.” With rustic stoneware from Brooklyn designer Billy Cotton, stamped-pewter pieces from Italy’s Match 1995 and reclaimed-wood chargers by Canadian craftsman Jim Lorriman, there’s something for everyone.
Located at 1120 Yonge St., Toronto.