Once more, we bring to you the unveiled 2017 AD 100 list, which features the best interior designers of the year. Seen as trendsetters and many of them already awarded, the art of decorating never looked better in the hands of these homegrown talents. Architectural Digest has spoken and today we’ll show Daniel Romualdez Architects projects. Romualdez, whose clients include fashion designers Tory Burch and Daphne Guinness, was born and raised in Philippines and then moved to United States.
Let’s take a look at one of the top interior designers and architects to keep in mind for 2017. Daniel Romualdez is in the category known has “The Connoisseurs”, where the magazine ranks the sophisticated stylists who know how to curate five-star interiors!
Philosophy: “Form follows function—a home, no matter how beautiful, does not succeed if it’s not comfortable.”
Hallmark: Exquisite settings in multitudinous styles that radiate elegance and intelligence.
Projects: A residential compound in the West Indies “brought up to date with modern conveniences while maintaining and reinforcing its historic character”; a carriage house in Paris that has a “harmonious tension of old and new.”
Clients: Tory Burch, Aerin Lauder, Lauren Santo Domingo, Ina Garten, Cornelia Guest, Renee and Mark Rockefeller.
Favorite City: Manila.
Key Influences: Louis Kahn, Tadao Ando, Billy Baldwin.
Inspirations: “Traveling and reading books. Being away from home stimulates my creative juices, and reading inspires me more than looking at photographs.”
Architectural Digest divided its list in different categories. In Architecture we have: The Avant-Garde, The Classicists and The Modernists. For the best Interior Design projects, the interiors authority divided the best interior designers into: The American Beauties, The Connoisseurs, The British Invasion, The French Connection, The New Traditionalists, The Daredevils, The Young Guns, The Hitmakers and Geniuses.