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A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London

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Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse.

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  In this custom-built London guesthouse kitchen designed by Studiomama, lustrous vertically clad cabinetry achieves additional depth with the addition of the chairs, which were picked up for $15 each at a local market and powder coated in bright orange.  Photo by: Ben Anders
    In this custom-built London guesthouse kitchen designed by Studiomama, lustrous vertically clad cabinetry achieves additional depth with the addition of the chairs, which were picked up for $15 each at a local market and powder coated in bright orange.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  Industrial designer Nina Tolstrup and her husband, Jack Mama, designed this playful guesthouse just opposite their home in London’s Bethnal Green.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    Industrial designer Nina Tolstrup and her husband, Jack Mama, designed this playful guesthouse just opposite their home in London’s Bethnal Green.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  They’ve stocked it with custom furniture like the blue bench storage rack.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    They’ve stocked it with custom furniture like the blue bench storage rack.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  Products from Tolstrup’s company, Studiomama, such as the 1 x 1 floor lamp and Castaway animals for art company Phillips de Pury outfit the living room.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    Products from Tolstrup’s company, Studiomama, such as the 1 x 1 floor lamp and Castaway animals for art company Phillips de Pury outfit the living room.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  Studiomama's Pilot hangers for Trip Trap help organize the closet.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    Studiomama's Pilot hangers for Trip Trap help organize the closet.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  A lofted sleeping pod offers a bit of privacy and helps maximize space. Beneath it is a zippy yellow bathroom.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    A lofted sleeping pod offers a bit of privacy and helps maximize space. Beneath it is a zippy yellow bathroom.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  The red chairs were made from castoffs as part of Tolstrup’s Re-Imagine series, and the blue one is a small Pallet chair from Studiomama.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    The red chairs were made from castoffs as part of Tolstrup’s Re-Imagine series, and the blue one is a small Pallet chair from Studiomama.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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    Photo by: Ben Anders

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  The pedestrian facade at 2 Voss Street gives little indication of the cheery interior.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    The pedestrian facade at 2 Voss Street gives little indication of the cheery interior.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  The floor plan.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    The floor plan.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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