Nantucket by Design

Nantucket by Design

presenting sponsor 

William Raveis Nantucket

As the NHA’s premier summer fundraiser, Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging keynote speakers, unique discussions, an antique show, a design panel, and more live via Zoom from August 5-7, 2021.

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Kelly Williams, Chair
Nantucket by Design 2020-2021

“Our theme this year is Renewal, and we look forward to incredible discussions about how design can renew not just a home but also a spirit, as well how to renew our treasured antique homes in a thoughtful way for modern life.  We are so excited about our entire line-up of designers this year and cannot wait to virtually welcome them to Nantucket.” – Kelly Williams

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Nantucket by Design

Opening Keynote Virtual Design Luncheon

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Friends gathered for lunch via Zoom and enjoyed a live presentation with keynote speaker Nate Berkus. Berkus established his design firm when he was 24 and has transformed countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books, television shows, and media appearances. Ever since he first appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2002, he has become one of the world’s most recognizable interior designers. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, VOGUE, InStyle, O Magazine and People. He is included on the ELLE DÉCOR “A-List” of the world’s top designers and was named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 list in 2018. 

The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Virtual Preview

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The NHA was pleased to partner with The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show through an online platform. All ticket purchasers will enjoy an opening talk live via Zoom with interior designer Alexa Hampton moderated by Arie L. Kopelman to discuss how to incorporate antiques into modern interiors. Since Hampton took the reins of Mark Hampton, her father’s iconic firm, as owner and president in 1998, she has advanced its legacy of elegant, practical, classically based interiors for modern living – and extended its global reach. Regularly named to the AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer list as well as Elle Decors A-List, Hampton translates the classical principles of good design and decoration into some of today’s most elegant, enduring, and functional domestic landscapes and home collections.

Managed by The Antiques Council.

Architecture and Design Discussion

Friday, August 6, 2021

This year we will also be feature an engaging discussion on the beauty of architecture with respected architect and designer Pietro Cicognani and his dear friend and client, actress Isabella Rossellini. These two have incredible stories and unstinting focus on design excellence, evidenced in Pietro’s beautiful new book, Pietro Cicognani: Architecture and Design.


Virtual Design Panel

Friday, August 6, 2021

Presented live via Zoom- Steele Marcoux, editor-in-chief of Veranda magazine, will moderate an engaging discussion with Philip Gorrivan, Philip Mitchell, and Joy Moyler. The designers will discuss how they can relate to our Nantucket by Design theme of “Renewal” and how to work with historic interiors. They also will share engaging stories about their careers in interior design.

Chair Emerita Susan Zises Green

Closing Keynote Virtual Design Talk

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Held via Zoom, tune in for a live presentation with keynote speaker Corey Damen Jenkins. Jenkins mixes vivid colors with layered patterns to create architecturally inspired spaces that are polished, inventive and unexpected.  Corey is an inducted member of AD100 and was named to ELLE Decor‘s A-List in 2020. His bold interiors have graced the front covers of House Beautiful, Traditional Home and more. He has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalThe Detroit News, and Vanity Fair. Televised audiences declared Jenkins the winner of HGTV’s competition series Showhouse Showdown. Most recently, Corey has appeared as a guest design expert on The Rachael Ray Show and Open House TV. Corey’s first coffee table book, Design Remix: A New Spin On Traditional Rooms (Rizzoli), released worldwide in March 2021.

Community Event

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new addition to the Nantucket by Design line-up!

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our 2021 Design Luminaries

Nantucket by Design Extras

Virtual Silent Auction

This year, we were excited to offer this online auction of carefully selected items and packages provided by our generous donors.  All proceeds from this auction benefited the NHA.

Kean University, Michael Graves College, Interior Design Student Projects

Nantucket Craft Culture
by Elizabeth Petitdemange and Tyla Daniel

New York School of Interior Design.New York School of Interior Design Student Project

Explore the imaginative work of NYSID students as they bring contemporary design values into NHA historical properties. Details on 2021 projects coming soon!  (Information about hours and tickets to visit the Whaling Museum can be viewed here.)

View 2020 student projects

Exploring Nantucket’s Design History

For decades, Nantucket has been known for its natural beauty, its weathered clapboards, and its unique sense of place. So it is not surprising that this special island has made its mark on American design. Over the next few months, we look forward to sharing some of these influences with treasures and stories from our archives.

Nantucket Crafts–Furniture, Needlepoint & more! (May, 19, 2020)

Greater Light (June, 9, 2020)

Scrimshaw (June 23, 2020)

Billy Baldwin (July 8, 2020)

Nantucket Lightship Baskets (July 21, 2020)

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For more information about Nantucket by Design and Sponsorship Opportunities for 2021, please contact:

Director of Corporate Development
Stacey W. Stuart
508-228-1894, ext. 130


Nantucket by Design 2021 Lead Sponsor

Nantucket by Design 2021 Supporting Sponsors

Nantucket by Design 2021 Media Sponsors

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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