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Afternoon Delight: 'German Boys' School'-Inspired in Springs

This just screams German boys' school to you, no? If not, today's Times profile of owners/designers Russell Groves and Neal Beckstedt tells us it should. A 'low-maintenance' Springs abode, the house was decorated to be a simple as possible, which led Groves and Beckstedt to furnish it with iron hospital beds, mop sinks and classroom chairs. Linoleum abounds. Surprisingly, the vision worked, thanks in part to the design creditentials of the owners. Groves and Beckstedt led the team behind Scarpetta restaurant in the meatpacking district and the Blanc de Chine store on Fifth Avenue. Willkommen.
(Photos courtesy Eric Striffler for NYT)
· Low-Maintenance Living [NYT]