A Wall Street Journal article explores French decorator Marie-Laure de Noailles, who met a young Yves Saint Laurent before he became one of the most lauded fashion designers on Earth. de Noailles once hosted Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Berge, in her moody, layered Beaux-Arts townhouse (right), a meeting that would come to influence the way the pair decorated their own duplex in Paris. "What we see here is beyond decoration," writes the excellent design journalist David Netto. "It's closer to collecting, but artistically beyond that too." Netto continues to outline five takeaways from de Noailles's body of work, which espoused cozy rooms, English details, and personal objects such as books.
· A Tale of Two Salons [WSJ]