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10 Most Peg-Worthy Real Homes

Stylish, functional, and captivating—these spaces are on top of our must-see list

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Photography: Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

How many times have you strolled around the mall, only to be stopped by a striking and well-thought-out window display? We’re sure you’ve been through this scenario countless times. The same can be said when it comes to browsing homes online during your downtime. We’re used to scrolling through our feeds—double tapping, giving hearts, and only stopping to click on a story that’s interesting.

Whether it’s a beautiful photograph of a living area or a cozy snapshot of a bedroom—we take time to view the photos and save some as pegs. If you’re looking for a list of spaces in different styles that can be your #homepeg, we’ve rounded up 10 must-see real homes. Check them out below and let us know your favorite, too:

A 36sqm Minimalist Studio Unit

Simple, homey, and inviting—this 36sqm studio unit highlights the use of neutral colors and wooden touches to create a minimalist look. Interior designer Tala Singson maximized natural light as well as chose pieces that can help define the different nooks within the unit. We especially love the dining area—with its charming table and chairs in white natural wood.

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A 25sqm French-Country Inspired Condo

What makes a home extra special are the pieces that homeowners personally chose for the space. This 25sqm condo unit in Tagaytay takes things to the next level—not just with its French country-inspired theme, but the DIY pieces the homeowners made themselves, too. The picturesque unit also highlights customized must-haves and charming elements, like the blown up photo of a New York street used as wall accent that add to the country feel.

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A 25sqm Scandinavian-Inspired Unit

Did you know that you can rent this space on Airbnb? Designed by two of our readers, it features the clever use of white, hints of green, and natural light to create a look that's comfy and relaxing. To make sure the visitors will feel right at home, the owners added wooden pieces to achieve extra warmth. Showcasing a few points taken from the Scandinavian aesthetic, the unit also looks clean and sleek.

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An 800sqm Tropical Dream Home

A sprawling property that will remind you of a posh resort, this family home takes inspiration from the mango tree found within the property. Inside the house are wooden elements and touches reminiscent of Zen-inspired spas and the Balinese tropics, as well as  high ceilings, generous windows, and calming pockets of peace.

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A 76sqm Bachelor Pad

Each homeowner has his or her own way of decorating a space. Some invest in top-of-the-line furniture, others bring in accessories and souvenirs from around the world, and there are a few who'd go for captivating works of art. This condo home showcases the owner's collection of paintings, sculptures, and other prized pieces. A visit to the unit can be likened to a museum tour—in the dining area, Kenneth Cobonpue's Little People serves as a statement piece; take a few steps from the table and spot a Ramon Orlina glass sculpture and more curated must-haves.

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An Ultra-Modern Condo with a Cool Style

Stepping inside this unit feels like stepping into the future. Aside from its curved ceilings and walls, it has a unique interior architecture, ultra-modern furniture pieces, and elements that perfectly combine the owners' personalities. Designed by Julia Sandra Uy of Uo2 Architects, it has a cozy reading nook, envy-worthy shelves, a spot for the man of the house's outdoor gear, and feminine touches, too.

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A Three-Bedroom Condo with Modern Filipino Style

While busy preparing for their wedding day, the owners were still able to complete their condo unit. With the help of interior designer Pam Tan, the condo unit was transformed into a home with a simple design and filled with designer pieces. Some of the must-see finds in the space include Kenneth Cobonpue's Chiquita stool and Dragnet coffee table as well as Vito Selma's Hanako coffee table and glass-topped dining table.

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A 24sqm Rustic-Industrial Studio Unit

Dominated by wood and metal, this coffee shop-like small space meant for a college student spells #goals. Designed by LAHUBRE Designs, the compact space highlights an efficient layout, DIY pieces, and various ways one can maximize wood. From the sliding doors leading to the sleeping space to the pretty shelf/counter in the kitchen—you'll never run out of ideas you'd want to recreate. To brighten up the space and to keep it from being too stiff, plants and soft furnishings were also added.

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A 180sqm Loft-Style Family Home

Without a doubt, the eclectic style allows us to go bold in terms of decor—mixing and matching pieces, patterns, and influences. In this family home inspired by a bar, the second floor serves as a viewing deck where they can see and welcome guests. The owners didn't hold back in terms of furniture and decor as each spot has its own set of pieces, accessories, and details. We liked the living area best—with its velvet armchairs, canopy love seat, two couches, and wall accents.

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A Multi-Storey Family Home

You are looking at the owners' daughter's mini condo for a bedroom. This house has details that will not only wow guests, it has a cozy and inviting feel that will make anyone want to stay and live in it, too. All throughout the space are nifty details, contemporary furniture, and serene nooks perfect for quiet time. Perhaps the best spots in the house are the bedrooms—each fits the occupant's personality to a T and all feature carefully selected pieces of furniture. To say that this home is beautiful is an understatement—simply check out the photos and see for yourself.

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PHOTOS: Vincent Coscolluela | Dairy Darilag (2 and 7) | Miguel Nacianceno (5) | Michael Angelo Chua (9) | Jilson Tiu (8)

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