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, a partnership with The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, a design panel, and more!

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 excited about our entire line-up of designers this year and cannot wait to welcome them in person and virtually to Nantucket.” – Kelly Williams

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Schedule of Events


Opening Keynote Design Luncheon

Thursday, August 5 at 12pm
White Elephant Ballroom, 19 N. Water Street
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(Also available via Zoom)

Enjoy a live 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 Chair’s Bill Richards and Gary McBournie

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Decorating with Antiques

Discussion will be made available online to all Leadership and All-Access Virtual ticket holders Thursday, August 5.

Renowned interior designer Alexa Hampton will join in on a discussion about how to incorporate antiques into modern interiors with Arie L. Kopelman, former NHA Board Chair. Arie and his wife Coco Kopelman  are honorary chairs of The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Preview Party.



The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Preview Party

Thursday, August 5
5 – 6:30 pm
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6:30 – 8pm General Admission
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Ave.
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Enjoy an exclusive preview of the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show. Managed by The Antiques Council.

Honorary Chair’s Coco & Arie L. Kopelman.

Co-Sponsored by
Kathleen Hay Designs. Magellan Jets.


Architecture and Design Discussion

Friday, August 6 at 10am
White Elephant Ballroom, 19 N. Water Street
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Tune in for 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 videotaped tour of the amazing adaptation they have done of an antique barn and farmhouse in Bellport, Long Island.  Pietro will also join us live on the morning of August 6, to discuss the process and his collaboration with Isabella. These two have incredible stories and unstinting focus on design excellence, evidenced in Pietro’s beautiful new book, Pietro Cicognani: Architecture and Design.

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Design Panel

Friday, August 6 at 1pm
White Elephant Ballroom, 19 N. Water Street
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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 Design Talk

Saturday, August 7 at 11am
White Elephant Ballroom, 19 N. Water Street
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Join us for a live in person presentation with keynote speaker Corey Damen Jenkins, in conversation with Chesie Breen. 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.



Whaling Museum Exterior at night, three brick buildings with light on.Cocktails at the Museum

Saturday, August 7 at 5pm
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

Nantucket by Design leadership ticketholders are invited to the Whaling Museum during cocktail hour to enjoy drinks and music while strolling through new exhibitions and iconic collections. More information to come!



Learn More About
our 2021 Design Luminaries



Nantucket by Design Extras

Online Auction

This year, we were excited to offer an online auction of carefully selected items and packages provided by our generous donors.  Including this auction highlight from Nathan Coe, titled Home.

All proceeds from this auction benefit the NHA.



Pop-Up Shop with The Poppy Caravan

Thursday, August 5- Saturday, August 7 
NHA 1800 House, 4 Mill Street

Stop by for a pop-up shop with The Poppy Caravan, a traveling exhibition of fashion and design, featuring a variety of creators, artists and designers from around the globe in a format that takes the “pop up” or “trunk show” to another level. Founders Paula Edwards and Stephanie Landess created the series as a way to support small businesses, artisans and designers who do not have storefronts to join together for a collective event celebrating great design, and bringing locals together for a fun and unparalleled shopping experience.



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.

Student projects will be on display at various Nantucket by Design in person events.

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



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. Explore some of these influences with treasures and stories from our archives below!

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 2021, please contact:

Director of Corporate Development
Stacey W. Stuart
sstuart@nha.org
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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