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Home and gallery

Fette and Matthew Green, shown here, have made their Culver City home an ode to the simple life, a place where minimalism is more than a look. It’s a living. Part of the reason for the spare décor is the house’s dual purpose as a gallery for Fette, an art dealer and blogger. Only when she’s done receiving clients for the day do the rooms — their white walls loaded with original art — morph back into living space. Sheets and blankets are laid into place, and the upholstered bench in the living room becomes their bed. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Every month Fette hangs new pieces of contemporary art or projects new art films onto the walls. She sends e-mails to friends and clients, inviting them to meet the artists at Friday night receptions. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Guests at a recent party lounge on a bench in the living room, whose other furniture consists of two small tables. “It may sound weird to others, but this is how we define comfort,” Matthew Green said. “It’s comfortable to not have too many possessions or be caught up in accumulation. Even the art we have is temporary.” (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Margaux Williamson, left, one of two featured artists at the party last month, in the gallery space. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
One of the two bedrooms serves as an office. When friends come over for Fette’s native French food, the desk gets moved to the usually-empty dining room. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Synderela Peng looks an art book during one of Fette’s recent parties. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
With so few places to store or place belongings, closets are stretched to their limits. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
The gallery owners’ tools: laptop, iPhone and price list. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
The house is aglow during a recent party. The couple moved into the house Oct. 1, 2006. Twenty days later, Fette received a Culver City business permit and held her first show. Appeasing neighbors is one of the biggest challenges, but she says her events usually wind down by 9 p.m. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)