art, decor

Pretoria art collector's home

Our April issue House of the Month belongs to Pretoria doctors Dian Kirsten and Jacquie Grassie. The parents of three gorgeous young boys, they moved into this new home in Waterkloof Ridge when their previous home started to feel a little cramped for their growing family. A complete overhaul transformed the slightly twee, French-style home into a striking, industrial space with sprawling entertainment areas and magnificent views of the Jacaranda City. Self-confessed art addicts, Dian and Kirsten have spent the last decade or so building up their impressive collection of contemporary works. Their walls are covered with pieces by famed and upcoming local artists, and the couple never misses an excuse to go gallery-hopping on the weekends. ‘The bottom line is that we buy art because we love it,' says Dian. 'We would never dream of selling our collection.’ Turn to page 62 of our 2013 April Art issue, on sale now, to read more about this striking space…