Nantucket by Design

We thank our sponsors and supporters
for making Nantucket by Design 2018 a success!

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

At the height of Nantucket’s summer season, the NHA celebrated the island’s unique influence on American 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.

Night at the Museum Honorees Janet and Rick Sherlund.


Learn more about the luminaries who joined us this year


Thank you to our Nantucket by Design 2018 Sponsors



Nantucket by Design
Kick-Off Event

Thursday, May 3
Boston Design Center

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

Thank you to Waterworks for hosting reception.



Nantucket by Design Schedule of Events


Welcome Cocktail Party

Wednesday, Aug 1
Private Home

We kicked-off Nantucket by Design week with design luminaries hosted at a private Nantucket residence.

Thank you to our sponsors Northwestern Mutual- Fred O’Connor, CFP along with
Centre Pointe, and Oomph.


Georgie Morley Photography

Design Luncheon

Thursday, Aug 2
White Elephant Village Ballroom

We hosted a sold out lunch with champagne  reception and Q&A,  moderated by Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful magazine. With keynote speaker David Kleinberg, of David Kleinberg Design Associates.

Thank you to our sponsors Kathleen Hay Designs along with Nantucket Lightshop,
The Tile Room, and The Water Closet.


Emily Elisabeth Photography

Design Panel

Friday, Aug 3
White Heron Theatre

We hosted a sold out Design Panel moderated by Chesie Breen, editor of ID Boston magazine and Founder/Principal NivenBreen. The panel featured Amanda Lindroth, David Netto, and Nick Voulgaris III.

Thank you to our sponsor Boston Design Center.


Emily Elisabeth Photography

All-Star Private Dinners

Presented by Magellan Jets

Friday, Aug 3
NHA Historic Sites and Private Homes

Great success of our private dinners with design luminaries: Gary McBournie, Sophie Donelson, David Netto, Amanda Lindroth, Nick Voulgaris III, and David Kleinberg. Thank you to our chairs Bill Richards and Gary McBournie.

Thank you to our design sponsors: Kravet, Mottahedeh, and Thomas Moser Furniture.


Barbara Clarke Photography

Night at the Museum

Saturday, Aug 4
Whaling Museum

This evening honored Janet and Rick Sherlund, for a grand party immersed in Nantucket’s history.  Attendees enjoyed food, drink, and dancing to a great band while participating in a silent auction all to benefit the NHA!


Partner Events:

50 Years of Nantucket Looms  Nantucket Looms Shop
Saturday, Aug 4 
Nantucket Looms 

Nantucket Looms hosted a behind-the-scene tour and chat with Stacey Bewkes, editor and founder of Quintessence, a lifestyle blog all about living well with style and substance.  Refreshments and breakfast bites by Simply with Style Catering was enjoyed.

Reimagining the Oldest House
Aug 1-4
Oldest House

For the third year New York School of Interior Design students re-imagined select rooms in the Oldest House.


Thank you to our Pop-Up Shops and Shop Around Participants!

Pop-Up Shops:

Danielle Rollins and Rochelle Sara Studio, Thomas Moser Handmade Furniture, Charlotte Brody NY, Haute Home Linens, India Hicks, Keehn-Deutch, LeighLeux, and Scotstyle

Shop Arounds:

Audrey Sterk Design Studio and Michael Gaillard Studio


Couldn’t join us this year?

Please consider supporting Nantucket by Design, the NHA’s major fundraiser of the year, by making a donation.

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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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