Jane Scott Hodges recently made an appearance at Hudson Grace in Presidio Heights to meet customers and sign copies of her beautiful new book, “Linens: For Every Room and Occasion,” written with Charlotte Moss, and featuring hundreds of lush color photos by Paul Costello.
Since founding Leontine Linens in New Orleans in 1995, Jane Scott Hodges has become a nationally known figure for the way she has revived the art of couture linens for the home, using a surprising variety of weaves, colors, prints, and borders. She’s also know for the creative ways she uses appliqué, embroidery, quilting and monograms.
Among those to welcome Hodges to San Francisco were Alexis Traina, Mary Beth Shimmon, Lana Adair, Allison Speer, Kate Clammer, Kathryn Lasater, Diane Dorrans Saeks, Benjamin Dhong, Shelley Gordon, Scott Meacham Wood, and Francoise Skurman.
Offering both inspiration and practical information, “Linens” is the ultimate guide to living and entertaining with fine textiles. She shows ways to use textiles to match a variety of styles, whether it’s classic, modern, casual or formal. Benjamin Dhong is a fan, calling it “a bible on linen and embellishments.”
One of the Bay Area’s leading interior designers, Dhong says he looks to Jane Scott Hodges when he wants to break the stereotypes of embroidered linens.
“It’s not just about monograms,” he says. “Jane shows us how we could use her embroidery to add that special graphic touch to even modern interiors.”
Linens: For Every Room and Occasion
Written by Jane Scott Hodges
Foreword by Charlotte Moss
Photographs by Paul Costello
Hardcover, 240 pages, $55.00 U.S.
Available from Rizzoli New York
Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton, owners of Hudson Grace, hosted the book signing. Their shop has become a destination spot not just for local design enthusiasts, but for many national figures in the design world when visiting San Francisco.
We previously attended an event for Eric Cohler there, and after visiting last year Martha Stewart wrote about the store’s “unusual and interesting products,” with a collection of French bulldog figures called Maurice especially catching her attention.
You can visit Hudson Grace in San Francisco at 3350 Sacramento, where of course you can purchase “Linens,” and other delightful books on decorating, fashion and the arts.
3350 Sacramento Street, San Francisco