Nantucket by Design

presenting sponsor 

William Raveis Nantucket

Thank you to all who helped make Nantucket By Design 2021 a success.

Special thanks to Kelly Williams, Nantucket by Design Chair 2020–2021
and to incoming 2022 Chairs, Stacey Bewkes and Olivia Charney!

Save the Date for 2022
August 4–6

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, a partnership with The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, a design panel, and more!
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Missed Nantucket by Design 2021
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Enjoy the video replays!

Opening Keynote

Enjoy this in-person presentation with award-winning interior designer Nate Berkus, in conversation with Stacey Bewkes. Since he first appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002, he has become one of the world’s most recognizable interior designers, transforming countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books, and television shows. Berkus is also well-known for his socially responsible approach to design, and the Nate Berkus scholarship was established at the New York School of Interior Design in his honor to support students in their pursuit of a career committed to impactful design.

Honorary Chairs Bill Richards and Gary McBournie

Co-Sponsored by

Decorating with Antiques

Renowned interior designer Alexa Hampton joins a lively discussion on how to incorporate antiques into modern interiors with Arie L. Kopelman, former NHA Board Chair as an intro to the NBD exclusive Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Preview Party.

Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Preview Party Honorary Chairs Coco & Arie L. Kopelman.

Co-Sponsored by
Kathleen Hay Designs. Magellan Jets.

Architecture and Design

Enjoy an engaging discussion on the beauty of architecture with respected architect and designer Pietro Cicognani and his dear friend and client, actress Isabella Rossellini. Both will take us on a video tour of the amazing adaptation they have done of an antique barn and farmhouse in Bellport, Long Island.  Following the pre-recording with Isabella, Pietro joins Chesie Breen in person to discuss his process and highlights from some of his most famous projects. Pietro’s unstinting focus on design excellence is evidenced in his beautiful new book, Pietro Cicognani: Architecture and Design.

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Design Panel

Steele Marcoux, editor-in-chief of Veranda magazine, will moderate an engaging discussion with Philip Gorrivan, Philip Mitchell, and Joy Moyler. The designers discuss how they successfully and beautifully incorporate the Nantucket by Design 2021 theme of “Renewal” in their work with historic interiors. They also share engaging stories about their careers in interior design

Chair Emerita Susan Zises Green

Closing Keynote

Enjoy this in-person presentation with keynote speaker Corey Damen Jenkins, in conversation with Kelly Williams. Corey mixes vivid colors with layered patterns to create architecturally inspired spaces that are polished, inventive and unexpected.  He 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.


Don’t miss the Spotlight Videos created specially for Nantucket by Design 2021!

Kudos and Thanks

to the following students for the research and imagination they contributed to Nantucket by Design 2021.

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.

Learn more about 2021 Student Projects

Kean University, Michael Graves College, Interior Design Student Projects

By Elizabeth Petitdemange and Tyla Daniel

Nantucket Gardens

Antiquing on Nantucket

Nantucket Lightship Baskets

Nantucket Craft Culture

Explore 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. Explore some of these influences with treasures and stories from our archives below while you wait for Nantucket by Design 2022!

Nantucket Gardens (July 28, 2021)

Antiquing on Nantucket (June 30, 2021)

Nantucket Lightship Baskets (June 2, 2021)

Nantucket Craft Culture (April 28, 2021)

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For more information about Nantucket by Design and Sponsorship Opportunities for 2022, 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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