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This 26sqm Studio Unit Can Accommodate More Than 5 People

The creatives behind Upcycle Manila worked with multifunctional furniture and a neutral palette to turn a small space into a cozy and comfortable guest house

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Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Kamila Arianna Garcia Interior Designer: Jiezl Sunga Design Consultant: Upcycle Manila

One would think that it’s quite easy to transform a tiny space into a warm and inviting home. Since there’s only a limited area to work with, choosing the furniture pieces will be quick. After all, you can effortlessly make it extra snug by adding pillows and throws. However, as the famous adage does, it’s easier said than done. Working with small spaces is always challenging (and fun!).

The owners of this 26sqm studio in Taguig wanted to use the space as a guest house for their relatives and also as a rental unit. To make this happen, they worked with Upcycle Manila, a store that offers interior design services, refurbishing, and bespoke furniture pieces. “The initial challenge was how we can propose a layout that will complement the design without sacrificing the comfort of the people staying in the unit,” says JL Sunga, marketing manager of Upcycle Manila.

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Finding the balance between comfort and proper use of space became the driving force behind the unit’s improvement. “The inspiration for the unit is how we’ll be able to maximize the space and design smart furniture and layout, while giving equal emphasis on form and function,” says JL. With the final look, we won’t be surprised if the owners’ friends would want to stay in the unit longer. It seems to invite you to relax, settle in, and get uninterrupted sleep.

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