At Home with Daniel Romualdez in Montauk

Daniel Romualdez is one of the most talented designers and architects working today. With an enviable client list that includes Deeda Blair, Daphne Guiness, Aerin Lauder, Ina Garten, Annette and Matt Lauer, and of course, Tory Burch, for whom he has designed homes and collaborated with to create the signature look of her stores. Born in the Philippines, but educated in the U.S., Romualdez’s work exudes classic American style in all of its various iterations. He possesses an amazing ability to execute a variety of styles. Over the weekend, while reading the newest issue of Vanity Fair, I was thrilled to see a story on Fisherman’s Cove, the charming home he shares in Montauk with his husband, Michael Meagher. Daniel does not have a website or a presence on social media, so anytime a project of his is published, I relish in it. I am crossing my fingers that he will write a book soon because I have such great respect and admiration for his work.

Fisherman’s Cove is composed of three tiny, 1930s saltbox cottages totaling 1,100 square feet, perched at the top of a bluff, just off of the beach in Montauk. Daniel and Michael sought a home where they could escape the chaos of the Hamptons, entertain friends comfortably, and keep things simple and void of any pretense. The result is cozy and chic, like something out of a storybook and goes to show that bigger isn’t always better, even in a place with an affinity for the ostentatious like the Hamptons. 

{Photography by Jonathan Becker for Vanity Fair}

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