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Modern Concrete Home

Our January/February issue House of the Month is the suave home of Greenside interior design consultancy owner, Lee-Ann Bell, and her partner Marcus Pieterse, who owns and designs MAKE furniture. The space is a testament to the couple's sophisticated taste, which comes down to their preference for simplicity and minimal fuss. It's obvious why our Editor, Naomi Larkin, has been trying to feature this incredible home in the magazine for a while now. And minimal it is – the concrete exterior is interrupted only by slats of wood and glass panels. However, the lush greenery surrounding the home breaks the simple colour palette and adds a lovely dollop of green to the property. Inside the house you'll find an enviable collection of contemporary South African art, as well as exquisite furniture, and the couple's ever-purring two Russian Blue cats, Mischa and Koushka. To read more about this magnificent home, see our House of the Month story titled Modern Poetry, on page 50 of our January/ February 2012 Trends issue, on sale from 19 December... Text: Kim Grové Image credit: Elsa Young