Nantucket by Design Luminaries

David Kleinberg

David Kleinberg.David Kleinberg is one of the most respected names in interior design. Over a thirty-year career, with projects reaching around the world, Kleinberg has created a body of work that is wide-ranging in style yet always modern in sensibility.

After graduating from Trinity College in 1976, Kleinberg explored the New York design world while working first at Denning & Fourcade and then at Mara Palmer. His talents were further honed during sixteen-year tenure at the venerable Parish-Hadley Associates where he became Mrs. Parish’s right hand and was further mentored by Albert Hadley. Kleinberg left the firm in 1997 to start David Kleinberg Design Associates. Since then the firm has grown exponentially and employs 25, servicing a roster of international clients with residences spanning the globe.

In 2011, Kleinberg published Traditional Now: Interiors by David Kleinberg (Monacelli Press), a compendium of more than twenty residential interiors. In the same year he received the honor of being inducted into Interior Design magazine’s “Hall of Fame”. Kleinberg has been named to Architectural Digest magazine’s “The New AD 100”. He is part of Elle Decor magazine’s “A List”, which profiles 25 top designers. In addition, Kelinberg’s work appears regularly in every major design and lifestyle publication, including British House & Garden, House Beautiful, ELLE Decor, and Veranda. Heritage Home Group will launch a furniture collection with David Kleinberg Design in Spring 2018.

Amanda Lindroth

Amanda Lindroth.Amanda Lindroth has gained an international reputation for her interior design work and resort chic.

With an early career including stints at Women’s Wear Daily and Gucci, her eye was always drawn tofashion and interiors. Upon moving to Nassau from Europe, Lindroth focused on interior design, imbuing the spirit of island life into her projects. While Lindroth’s style shows great respect for classical design and architecture, her love for color, creativity and resort spirit shine through in her projects. Signature favorites, such as the use of island motifs, hand-painted palm trees and awning stripes, led to such demand for her style and decorative pieces that her Palm Beach location, Lindroth Design, was born.

Amanda Lindroth recently debuted her Island Table collection on her new e-commerce site, Also available on her website is her line of signature rattan bags and accessories, which upon their debut were subsequently featured in Vogue, Town & Country, Harpers Bazaar in addition to many design blogs. Lindroth’s design work has been widely published in House Beautiful, Southern Living, Veranda, Coastal Living, and Luxe Magazine. Her first book, Island Hopping, published by Vendome, is scheduled for release September of 2018.

David Netto

David Netto.David grew up in New York surrounded by taste and people talking about it, which for a young person was both a good and a bad thing (his father owned the fabric house Cowtan & Tout). From an early age he was interested in architecture, furniture, cars, and the history of each. Since dropping out of Harvard Architecture School and founding his own studio in New York in 2000, he has specialized in residential decoration in no particular style. It might be traditionalism, young energy and a dash of the exotic. For a project to be successful he believes in the importance of getting the architecture right, but that good decoration should also be a portrait of the person who lives there. His projects have been published in Vogue, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, and Veranda, as well as several books.

In 2002, David launched NettoCollection, a pioneering line of modern children’s furniture which channeled the style and beauty of pieces from the 1930s and 50s to lift the aesthetics of a whole industry. As a writer on the history of architecture and design, from 2010-2012 he worked as contributing design editor to the Wall Street Journal. After 2012 he did so for T, the New York Times Style Magazine and presently David writes the “Case Studies” column for Town & Country. David Netto Design LLC (with studio director, Lily Dierkes) is now active in LA with projects on both the east and west coasts. He recently launched a lighting collection in collaboration with LA artist Jennifer Nocon. David lives with his wife Elizabeth and two daughters in a small, but dazzling Neutra house – which started as a portrait of its owners but is now more a portrait of their children – in Silver Lake, and welcomes your interest.

Nick Voulgaris III

Nick Voulgaris III.Nick Voulgaris III is an entrepreneur, farmer, designer and published author. He is passionate about food, environmental conservation, restoration and historic preservation. He was able to combine these interests with the purchase and revitalization of Kerber’s Farm. The farm, which dates back to 1941, was slated for development into condominiums prior to Nick saving it.

Nick has restored the market and vegetable farm, raises organic chickens, and has numerous bee hives for local raw honey. In three short years he and his team have grown Kerber’s into a national brand with it’s products sold in a network of stores around the country including Williams Sonoma and all Neiman- Marcus stores. Future plans for the farm include building a farming educational school and interactive classroom in one of the property’s historic barns.

Nick has written several books including Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon and The Seaside House, published by Rizzoli International. He is currently writing two new books: one on the legendary boat builder Chris-Craft, and the other on the fabled New York Athletic Club.

Nick lives in Manhattan with his English Labrador Charlie, and in the summer aboard his classic Alden sailboat in Shelter Island, NY.

Chesie Breen

Chesie Breen.With thirty years of experience, Chesie Breen is a highly valued, go-to resource in the luxury lifestyle, design, media, and real estate spaces. A consultant to Jamestown/The Boston Design Center, she spearheads programming, marketing, and community outreach in addition to acting as Editor-in-Chief of their magazine, ID BOSTON, where she is responsible for all content development. Breen has helped build the careers of some of the most respected names in interior design which currently include Bunny Williams, David Kleinberg, Cathy Kincaid, Amanda Lindroth, Fernando Wong, and Stewart Manger.

Clients appreciate her wide network across the industry, acumen for content and programming development, and solid reputation with top editors at every major shelter and lifestyle magazine. As an Editor-at-Large for Hearst Design Group for ten years, she had a bird’s eye view of what magazines are looking for when scrutinizing projects. She is at the forefront of the changing landscape of digital media and is well schooled in the new reality of balancing editorial with advertising, marketing, and promotion.

Breen’s style is to learn a client’s business from top to bottom and then create a strategic blueprint for branding their business across multiple tiers. Breen is a believer that clients should not rely on one medium and works to nuance messaging in multiple lanes including print and digital magazines, bloggers, social media, industry events and programming, philanthropy, show houses, licensing, and more.

Other clients current and past include: Jamestown/Industry City, Warburg Realty, Stewart Manger Design, Jeff Lincoln Art + Design, Leman Schools, Quadrille Fabrics, Nina Campbell, Swarovski, Neiman Marcus, Baccarat, and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

After collaborating on multiple projects with industry peer Ellen Niven, they co-founded NivenBreen, a full service strategic communications firm.

Sophie Donelson

Sophie Donelson.Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful magazine, Donelson’s multidiscipline background in the media and design worlds inform her vision for the publication. She held senior editorial positions at Elle Decor, Blueprint and City magazines before becoming an independent journalist, writing for print and digital publications including Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, and

Donelson has also been a consultant for new lifestyle brands. Most recently, she was brand director for Cricket’s Circle, an editorial and e-commerce site for expecting parents. Prior to that, Donelson was editorial director at C. Wonder, where she established the retailer’s brand’s voice and content strategy across all platforms including print, digital, video, and social, as well as in-store.


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