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Monique’s mas­ter suite is a re­lax­ing re­treat. The room opens up onto a bal­cony, where she of­ten sits in the morn­ing to watch the sun rise and the lo­cal wildlife start their day. Vaulted ceil­ings keep the room bright and airy. Along the walls be­hind rus­tic tim­ber doors is hid­den stor­age. “Both sides of the mas­ter bed­room are en­tirely built-in ‘se­cret’ wardrobes, floor to ceil­ing, front to back,” she says. “Un­less I point it out, most peo­ple never re­alise they are there.” The lit­tle dress­ing ta­ble re­minds Monique of a colo­nial writ­ing desk, and sa­fari camps in her home con­ti­nent of Africa. “I like the ro­mance sur­round­ing them,” she says. The bed is lay­ered in tex­tu­ral ma­te­ri­als – she likes nat­u­ral linen but looks for rea­son­ably priced brands such as Zara Home or Aura. #

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