Cheryl Hackett


Cheryl Hackett is the author of Newport Shingle Style (Frances Lincoln Publishers, Ltd. 2010). The hardcover explores the history, influences and evolution of the Shingle Style through 15 homes. She also writes about architecture, preservation and interior design for several national magazines including Classic Homes, Cottage Style and Farmhouse Style. Since 1989, her articles have appeared in over 500 publications.

She blogged for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She is currently blogging about the rejuvenation of her Italianate home designed by noted architect Richard Upjohn in 1857. Cheryl and her husband, architect John Grosvenor earned the Doris Duke Preservation Award and the Rhody Preservation Award for the restoration of their home.

Cheryl teaches undergraduate writing classes at the University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University. She taught communications courses at Boston Architectural College, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University. 

Cheryl also works as a communications consultant for several architecture firms and non-profit organizations. She manages traditional and social media relations, branding, web design, special events and speaking engagements.


M.A. and B.A. from Salve Regina University. Focus of study was English, Journalism and Communications.