"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.”
– Kelly Williams, 2021 Chair
Spotlight: Nantucket Craft Culture

As we get closer to summer, we are busy planning for this year’s Nantucket by Design, which highlights the Island’s special combination of history, beauty, hospitality, and unique design sensibility. While we are still not able to plan for an event where we will be physically together, we are creating a carefully curated virtual opportunity to convene with friends from far and wide, while engaging with world-class speakers, celebrating at unique social events, and exploring the Island’s influence on American design.

Over the next few months, we look forward to sharing some of these influences with treasures and stories from our archives and through the work of our partners. Kicking this spotlight series off with a look at the history of the rich craft culture on Nantucket.

Explore the NHA Archives and Collections
Design and Decorative Application Ideas
Provided by Kean University, Michael Graves College, Interior Design Students
A shout out to Nantucket Looms and their
ongoing contributions to Nantucket’s Craft Culture
Meet Nantucket by Design 2021
Keynote Speakers
Nate Berkus
Opening Keynote Speaker
Since Berkus established his award-winning interior design firm at the age of 24, his approachable and elevated philosophy has transformed countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books, and television shows. His work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, VOGUE, InStyle, O Magazine and People. He is included on the ELLE DÉCOR A-List of the world’s top designers and Architectural Digest’s AD100 List. Berkus will be the Keynote Speaker at the Design Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 5.

Corey Damen Jenkins
Closing Keynote Speaker
Jenkins mixes vivid colors with layered patterns to create architecturally inspired spaces that are polished, inventive and unexpected. Jenkins 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 BeautifulTraditional 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. Jenkins will be the Closing Keynote Speaker on Saturday, Aug. 7.

Thank You To Our Sponsors & Media Partners
Presenting Sponsor
For more information about Nantucket by Design, please contact:
Director of Corporate Development
Stacey W. Stuart
508-228-1894, ext. 130
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