Nantucket by Design

The NHA’s major summer fundraiser!

August 1 – August 4, 2018Nantucket by Design Logo.

The Nantucket Historical Association presents its major summer fundraiser, Nantucket by Design, August 1-4, 2018.

At the height of Nantucket’s summer season, the NHA celebrates the very best in creative and inspirational design with engaging lectures, lively panel discussions, and both intimate and grand gatherings.

A special thank you to our 2017-2018 Nantucket by Design Chair, Phoebe Tudor.


Join Us at the Leadership Level


Learn more about the luminaries who will be joining us this year


Thank you to our Nantucket by Design 2018 Sponsors



Gary McBournie and Sophie DonelsonNantucket by Design
Kick-Off Event

Thu, May 3, 1pm
Boston Design Center
5th Floor, Seminar Room

Boston Design Center and Nantucket by Design present an afternoon featuring a lively discussion with Gary McBournie moderated by Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief, House Beautiful.

Sips and sweets to follow hosted in Waterworks showroom.



Nantucket by Design Schedule of Events


Nantucket by Design Cocktail Party.Welcome Cocktail Party

Wed, Aug 2, 6pm
Private Residence

Kick-off Nantucket by Design week at our welcome cocktail party with design luminaries.

Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual- Fred O’Connor, CFP along with Centre Pointe, and Oomph Crowd of guests at an outdoor event.


Nantucket by Design Luncheon at Great Harbor Yacht Club.Design Luncheon

Thu, Aug 2, 11:30am
White Elephant Village Ballroom

This year’s Design Luncheon will be moderated by Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful magazine. Highlights include champagne reception, multimedia presentation by David Kleinberg, of David Kleinberg Design Associates Q & A, and book signing

Sponsored by Kathleen Hay Designs along with Nantucket Lightshop, The Tile Room, and The Water Closet.


Nantucket by Design - Design PanelDesign Panel

Fri, Aug 3, 4pm
White Heron Theatre

The Design Panel moderated by Chesie Breen, editor of ID Boston and Founder/Principal NivenBreen, will feature panelists Amanda Lindroth, David Netto, and Nick Voulgaris III.

Sponsored by Boston Design Center


Nantucket by Design DinnerAll-Star Private Dinners

Fri, Aug 3, 7pm
Private Nantucket Homes and NHA Historic Sites

Attendees enjoy the opportunity to dine with design luminaries in an intimate setting.

Chaired by Bill Richards and Gary McBournie
Sponsored by Magellan Jets


Night at the Museum

Sat, Aug 4, 6pm
Whaling Museum

A fabulous party surrounded by Nantucket’s history. Come enjoy festive food and drink, music and dancing.

Honorees: Janet and Rick Sherlund



Enjoy this brief look at last year’s Nantucket by Design.


2018 Nantucket by Design Media Partners:

Thank you to our Nantucket by Design 2018 Sponsors:


The mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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