Nantucket by Design Celebrates Renewal
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!
“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
Attendees enjoyed an in-person presentation with award-winning interior designer Nate Berkus. 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.
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.
On Friday morning, attendees tuned 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. Took the audience on an videotaped tour of the amazing adaptation they have done of an antique barn and farmhouse in Bellport, Long Island. Pietro joined the presentation 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.
Steele Marcoux, editor-in-chief of Veranda magazine, moderated 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.
To close out the weekend, keynote speaker Corey Damen Jenkins shared his work with event chair Kelly Williams. 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 Journal, The 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.