NHA News Release: June 22, 2016


Nantucket by Design Week of Events Debuts August 2-7 As New NHA Major Summer Fundraiser

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) will debut its new Nantucket by Design week of events from August 2 – 7, 2016. This week of design-related programming is the NHA’s premier fundraiser, and celebrates the very best in creative and aspirational design across many fields and disciplines.

Building on the thirty-eight year history of the August Antiques Show and the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket, and after careful consideration, the NHA Board of Trustees reenvisioned the NHA’s fundraising efforts during the first week of August, and redoubled the focus on ‘design’ for 2016. Stepping off from the already successful NHA Design Luncheon and various well-attended design panels offered for the past few years during the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket, Nantucket by Design attracts national leaders as well as local talent, expanding the topic of ‘design’ to include architecture, landscape design and more.

The week of Nantucket by Design features designer lectures, luncheon panels, cocktail receptions, a family picnic, local designer vignettes, work by students from the New York School of Interior Design, and a festive gala at the magical Oldest House property on Sunset Hill.

“Nantucket by Design builds upon the best of our previous thirty-eight years of summer fundraisers.” says Janet Sherlund, President of the NHA Board of Trustees. “We are thrilled to bring our events back downtown and feature our iconic NHA properties during this week of inspiring and creative events. The funds we raise are critical to the NHA and allow us to continue our mission of telling the inspiring stories of Nantucket and provide top-notch programs and offerings to Nantucketers and visitors all-year long!”

2016 Nantucket by Design Chair Maureen Fennessy Bousa adds, “When I ask people what draws them to Nantucket, their immediate response is the island's beauty and history. The NHA's Nantucket by Design fundraiser celebrates those two cherished qualities through a week-long series of events highlighting great design across a variety of disciplines. We are excited to be hosting outstanding talent from across the nation and from our own island in the unique settings of NHA properties like the flagship Whaling Museum and the Oldest House.”

The full 2016 Nantucket by Design schedule of events is as follows:

Tuesday, August 2
VIP Design Cocktail Party featuring Ike Kligerman Barkley

Private Residence
6 P.M.

Wednesday, August 3
Design Luncheon Ike Kligerman Barkley

Sponsored by Farrow & Ball
Great Harbor Yacht Club
11:30 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Kick off Nantucket by Design’s week of dazzling events and meet Design Luncheon speakers John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, and Joel Barkley at an intimate cocktail reception at a private ‘Sconset home designed by their firm Ike Kligerman Barkley. Guest will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these talented designers while exploring their vision for this exclusive Nantucket residence.

The next day, join the designers at the NHA’s fifth annual Design Luncheon at Great Harbor Yacht Club, moderated by Hilary Gustafsson. The luncheon will feature a champagne reception and a multimedia presentation by the designers, followed by a Q & A session.

Ike Kligerman Barkley is a renowned architecture and interior design firm that specializes in everything from personalized living environments to high-profile public buildings. With offices in both New York City and San Francisco, they serve clients from coast to coast and beyond, using both traditional handicraft and cutting-edge processes.

Ike Kligerman Barkley has received numerous awards including the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Award, the Decoration & Design Building Stars of Design Award, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Julia Morgan Award and the ICAA Stanford White Award, as well as participating in Architectural Digest’s “AD 100” since 1995. In 2010, they published their first book Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses, and their second, The New Shingled House, in October 2015.

Past luminaries of the Design Luncheon include Bunny Williams, Alexa Hampton, Steven Gambrel, and Katie Ridder.

Thursday, August 4
All-Star Design Panel

Sponsored by Boston Design Center
6 P.M.
Whaling Museum

The sixth annual All-Star Design Panel is moderated by Nantucket and New York-based designer Susan Zises Green, and brings together some of the most outstanding talent to the Whaling Museum for a topical discussion on the latest design trends, followed by a cocktail reception on the museum’s rooftop observation deck. This year’s stellar lineup of designers consists of Nancy Braithwaite, James Huniford, Juan Montoya, Charles Pavarini, and Suzanne Rheinstein.

In addition to being the NHA All-Star Design Panel moderator, Susan Zises Green has been a leader in the field of interior design for decades, using traditional and contemporary resources to create beautiful and comfortable interiors. After participating in the NHA Designer Panel in 2011, Zises Green became moderator in 2012, and has played an integral role in the selection of the panel’s participants ever since.

The 2016 All-Star Design Panel consists of:

Nancy Braithwaite: Born and raised in Chicago, renowned interior designer and bestselling author Nancy Braithwaite launched her career as an industrial designer after receiving her design degree from Michigan State University. In the thirty years since she formed her Atlanta-based firm Nancy Braithwaite Interiors, her work has graced the pages of numerous magazines, books, and newspapers, including Veranda, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Town & Country, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Braithwaite is a regular on House Beautiful’s list of America’s Top Interior Designers and Atlanta Magazine calls Braithwaite “the Grande Dame of Atlanta Design.” Her book, Simplicity, is a New York Times bestseller.

James Huniford: A residential and commercial interior designer with a penchant for pure materials, James Huniford’s work is known for clean lines and subtle details. In creating spaces that feel both inspiring and livable, his work has appeared in Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, W, and House Beautiful, among others. He is the founder of Huniford Design Studio and is currently launching Huniford Collection, a line of lighting, upholstery and case goods that will be sold online and in his showroom. Ford also co-authored the book Dwellings: Living with Great Style.

Juan Montoya: After studying and living abroad, Latin-American designer Juan Montoya established his design firm in 1978. Specializing in residential and contract design, the firm handles projects throughout the United States and internationally. In addition to his carpet designs for Stark, he has also created designed products for Century Furniture. A sampling of new projects for 2016 includes a 22,000 sq. ft. apartment in Miami Beach, a 5th Avenue apartment on the Upper East Side, and a furniture collection for Biasi Catani NY.

Charles Pavarini: With thirty years of experience, Charles Pavarini’s former career in the theater and extraordinary creativity have made him a trend-setting interior designer, fluent in many styles. Recognized by the design community for both residential and commercial interior design, his work is accented by intricate lighting design elements and brilliant technological innovation. His design sensibility typically incorporates an international style based in Classicism with a theatrical component. His firm, Pavarini Design, received twenty-two design awards, including the Interior Design Best of Year Award, an Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen Award, the International Furnishings & Design Association’s Circle of Excellence Award for Interior Design, and the coveted 2014 International Property Award for Residential Design of the Americas.

Suzanne Rheinstein: Suzanne Rheinstein is an internationally recognized interior designer and the owner of Hollyhock, a home furnishing and accessories shop known for its unique antiques and decorative pieces. Her signature style is often described as elegant civility, encompassing a mixture of beautiful objects, furniture styles, personal art, painted surfaces, and great attention to comfort, textures, details and light. Born and raised in New Orleans, Rheinstein’s southern sense of style and hospitality mixed with the visual sophistication she acquired living on the East Coast have made her a sought-after talent. Her first book, At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past, focuses on six of her signature projects, including her own homes in Los Angeles and New York City. She has created two collections of fabrics for Lee Jofa, with antique textiles from her personal collection inspiring prints, weaves and embroideries. Her rug collection for Lee Jofa debuted in fall 2013. Rheinstein’s work has been featured in numerous regional and national magazines, books and blogs.

Friday, August 5
An Evening of Design with Tom Fazio

Sponsored by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
6 P.M.
Whaling Museum

This evening lecture features renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio of FAZIO Design, followed by a cocktail reception on the Whaling Museum’s rooftop observation deck. With over forty years of experience in golf course design, Fazio and his staff of talented designers have been recognized for creating award-winning courses throughout the United States. No living designer has more credits on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses and Golfweek's collection of America's Best. The Golf Digest poll for Best Modern Day Golf Course Architect was discontinued after Fazio claimed the award three consecutive times, and he has also received The Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Fazio attributes his success to maintaining a team concept in design shared by his dedicated staff of design associates, many of whom have worked with him for anywhere from twenty-five to thirty-five years. This visionary group, with a diverse base of knowledge and united love for the game of golf, enables FAZIO Design to continue to create courses that are noted throughout the industry for their excellence. FAZIO Design strives to follow design priorities that include creating harmonious transitions from existing topographical conditions, developing courses that offer golfers of varying skill a challenging yet enjoyable experience, and providing each client with optimum use of the property.

Tom and his wife Sue have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren, and split their time between Lake Toxaway, North Carolina and Tequesta, Florida.

Saturday, August 6
The New Party at the Oldest House

6 P.M.
Oldest House

Building on the excitement of the Antiques Show Preview Party of past years, the New Party at the Oldest House delights party-goers like never before, now on a Saturday night! This fabulous party under a tent at the beloved Oldest House property is a night of sights, sounds, and tastes, featuring new elements like Signature New Party Cocktails, adventurous food stations, live music and dancing with the inimitable Sultans of Swing, top-rate food and drink by local caterers Nantucket Catering Company, and featuring Nantucket’s own Spanky’s Raw Bar.

Under the tent, guests will be able to relax in one of the four distinct lounge seating vignettes featuring the local talents of Trudy Dujardin of Dujardin Design, Donna Elle of Donna Elle Seaside Living, Barbara Halsted of Fenwick House Design, and Michelle Holland of Nantucket House Antiques & Design Studio. Each vignette will have its own style and feel, and party-goers can hop from lounge to lounge for a truly unique party experience. Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture provides luscious landscaping and sets the outdoor mood for the night. At every turn, guests will engage their imaginations with new creative visions and have a night they will never forget.

6 P.M. Full-Entry tickets include full dinner and all-night entertainment, while 8 P.M. tickets offer dessert and dancing only.

2016 Lounge Vignette Designers featured at The New Party at the Oldest House are:

Trudy Dujardin (FASID): From the traditional to the contemporary, from casual beach houses to chic city pieds-a-terre, Trudy Durjardin of Dujardin Design uses her clean, refined aesthetic to marry the finest custom furniture, original art and antiques, sustainable materials and natural finishes with timeless style. Equally at home in St. Andrews, Scotland, New York City, the New England countryside, or Nantucket Island, her award-winning designs blend color, texture, light, and architecture to create a place of serenity and sanctuary, a signature of her style. Custom-made furnishings, exquisite attention to architectural details, and one of a kind treasures showcase the unique personalities of the homeowners.

Donna Elle: With a history of contributing to island living that captivated her soul since her arrival on Nantucket in 1974 as a year-round resident, Donna Elle of Donna Elle Seaside Living specializes in interpreting a client's vision while working collaboratively with architects and contractors. From summer homes to condos to primary residences and boutique hotels, Elle approaches every project with her signature energy and creative eye, infusing sophistication and intention into highly personalized and meaningful spaces.

Barbara Halsted (ASID): Having completed her Bachelor of Arts in Architectural History, Barbara Halsted of Fenwick House Design realized that what she really loved about architecture was the form, color and texture of interior spaces. After completing her graduate work in interior design and before moving to Nantucket in the early nineties, Halsted had the privilege of working on palaces and villas in the Middle East, vacation homes and yachts, country clubs, hotels, and restaurants. Since becoming a full-time resident of Nantucket, her work has been dedicated to the island, and to creating beautiful and practical interiors for the families who love it.

Michelle Holland: With a design process that focuses on each client's unique vision, Michelle Holland of Nantucket House Antiques & Design Studio is equal parts creative and practical. With a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Holland pursued a successful career in project management while channeling a passion for design into building and renovating a number of homes. Combining these technical experiences and creative talents, she founded her interior design business in 2005, and soon after opened her Shelburne, Vermont based antique shop, Patina. Michelle relocated to Nantucket full-time in 2012, assuming the helm at Nantucket House Antiques and Interior Design Studios. Holland has worked on projects across the country, but is most inspired by the history and beauty of Nantucket.

Sunday, August 7
A Whale of a Picnic at the Oldest House

11 A.M – 2 P.M
Oldest House

This family-fun picnic features scrumptious lunch, crafts and activities, historic games and so much more. Rain or shine, this family event is sure to become a new tradition on Nantucket.

New York School of Interior Design
Design Vignettes at the Oldest House
August 2 – 7

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

During this year’s Nantucket by Design week, New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) students will design vignettes to be on view inside the NHA’s Oldest House historic property. Ellen Fisher, NYSID Dean and VP for Academic Affairs, has designed a course that aims to provide students with a show house experience. Students will design one of the two first-floor rooms at the NHA’s Oldest House property, and will create concepts, source furnishings from local Nantucket shops, and create a space fitted for modern living while still preserving the essence of this historic gem. Students will then discuss their work and creative visions with visitors.

Nantucket by Design is made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Magellan Jets; Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture; Boston Design Center; Farrow & Ball; NEBCO Insurance; Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Brown-Forman; Don Allen Jeep Dodge Ram; Congdon & Coleman Insurance Agency; The Garden Group; Hingham Institution for Savings; The Nantucket Hotel; Stark; The Tile Room; and Webster & Company.
To learn more about Nantucket by Design and to purchase tickets, please visit www.nha.org or call Stacey Stuart, NHA Special Events Manager at (508) 228-1894 ext.130.