Save the Dates! August 1–3, 2019
As the NHA’s premier summer fundraiser, Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, previewing an antique show, lively panel discussions, and both intimate and grand gatherings.
Nantucket by Design 2019
Schedule of Events
Thursday, Aug 1 at 11am
White Elephant Village Ballroom
Champagne reception and lunch with keynote presentation by one of the most talented names in design Bunny Williams. Includes book signing.
Co-chaired by Chesie Breen & Stacey Bewkes
New! The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Preview Party
The Nantucket Historical Association is pleased to be partnering with The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, featuring more than 30 fine antiques dealers from the United States & abroad. Managed by The Antiques Council. Enjoy cocktails and light bites while getting an exclusive first access to the show.
Co-chaired by Kelly Williams & Andrew Forsyth and Pamela & Max Berry
Honorary chairs: Richard Keith Langham, Alex Papachristidis & John Rosselli
Friday, Aug 2 at 2pm
White Heron Theatre
The Design Panel brings together outstanding design talent for a lively discussion. This year’s panelists include Anthony Baratta, Christopher Drake, Cathy Kincaid and Stewart Manger. Moderated by editor-in-chief of Veranda magazine, Steele Marcoux, followed by a reception and book signing.
Chaired by Tharon Anderson McEvoy
All-Star Private Dinners
Friday, Aug 2 at 7pm
Nantucket Private Homes
Dine with one of the renowned design luminaries at an intimate candlelit dinner.
Co-chaired by Gary McBournie & William Richards
Saturday, Aug 3 at 10am
White Heron Theatre
Join Wendy Kvalheim, CEO of Mottahedeh, Margo Shaw editor-in-chief of Flower magazine, and Kim Merlin of KKM to learn creative ways to set a stunning table and design a beautiful centerpiece. Have fun with an Interactive to set up your own table design. Choose between a number of Mottahedeh China selections and several stunning Leontine Linens to choice and fashion a table setting to admire and Instagram.
Followed by a book signing with Wendy Kvalheim, From Drawing Board to Dinner Table and Margo Shaw, Living Floral.
Sponsored by Mottahedeh
There’s No Place Like Home
Saturday, Aug 3 at 11:30am
White Heron Theatre
Learn how the concept of “home” has evolved in a world driven by social media online shopping and digital convenience. Debbie Propst, president of One Kings Lane, will moderate panel discussion with brand consultant Anne Hardy of Hardylon, renowned designer Alex Papachristidis.
Sponsored by One Kings Lane
Night at the Museum
Saturday, Aug 3 at 7pm
Set amid Nantucket’s history, a Night at the Museum transforms the Whaling Museum into an unforgettable party venue. Nantucket being the far away isle leaves us all “lost at sea.” This year’s theme leaves interpretation up to you! Enjoy the ultimate Nantucket experience— amazing food, delectable cocktails, rooftop views and dancing the night away under the whale to Yacht Rock Schooner.
Co-chaired by Elizabeth Georgantas & Marla Mullen Sanford
Re-imagining The Oldest House
Tuesday, Jul 30 – Saturday, Aug 3
11am – 4pm
FREE to NHA members and open to visitors with the purchase of an NHA Historic Pass.
NANTUCKET BY DESIGN is delighted to be working with the students from the New York School of Interior Design for the fourth year to re-imagine the two main rooms at the Oldest House. Directed by Ellen Fisher, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, the students are guided to develop narratives about their design concepts and to rethink modern life in the Oldest House. The students research the island’s history and culture, and create their vision for you to experience.
Enjoy these brief recaps of last year’s Nantucket by Design events:
For more information about Nantucket by Design and Sponsorship Opportunities,
Director of Corporate Development
Stacey W. Stuart
508-228-1894, ext. 130