The New York Times, Home & Garden Section
"Low-Maintenance Living"
by Audrey Tempelsman
August 5, 2009
Black Ocean Globe
Gallery Photo
New York Times Photo of Groves and  Beckstedt interior
Photo for New York Times by Eric Striffler

A black ocean globe from the George Glazer Gallery is part of Groves and Beckstedt's "schoolhouse decor" in the photo spread that accompanied the article (above right).

Interior designers Russell Groves and Neal Beckstedt's low-maintenance vacation home on Long Island was featured in this New York Times photo spread and article.  Among the decorative accents the couple chose is a black ocean globe purchased from the George Glazer Gallery.

Groves and Beckstedt run S. Russell Groves, a Manhattan architecture and interiors firm.  In considering how to create a comfortable living space for themselves, "We asked ourselves, 'What’s the most practical, low-maintenance solution?' " Mr. Beckstedt said. "And it always came down to something that would be used in school."

"We didn't want to come to a getaway home for a weekend away and have to worry about nicks and scratches," he added. "We wanted something compact, efficient and casual."

The decorating scheme incorporates "their usual mix of organic and industrial elements" including contemporary furniture and vintage schoolroom items.

Find the entire article and photo slide show online at the New York Times web site.

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