Where does actress Charlotte Valandrey live?
When Charlotte Valandrey leaves his apartment in Paris, it is to find himself in the holiday home of his childhood on the Emerald Coast. Direction Pléneuf-Val-André, the spa at the origin of his pseudonym. Interview. See also> Where does the actress Ingrid Chauvin live?
With the release of her first novel "Bombay, my love" (Le Cherche Midi, October 2016), Charlotte Valandrey launches into fiction! She even took the opportunity to change her look. More than ever, she aspires to reconnect with her audience on stage or on screen. From January to June 2016, she was on the stage of the Edgar Theater in "My friend is a woman", a comedy with Sacha Judaszko. His happiness ? Read and relax in the holiday home of his childhood. It is here that Charlotte wrote part of her novel. Bohemian atmosphere in his Breton refuge.
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What is the story of this house?
Charlotte Valandrey: Initially, my father recovered the stones of an old house in ruins. Then he had it rebuilt identically on land he had bought. I was 7 years old. Then I spent all my summers there. It became my "home-refuge".
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Charlotte Valandrey: The living room where I like reading, installed in one of the sofas near the fireplace, and where we can meet several. In winter, there is a soft light. Summer is cool and very pleasant.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Charlotte Valandrey: Only the recovery with the furniture that my parents and grandparents had in Paris. From the pharmacy of my grandfather, we also recovered the cupboards for the rooms. In the living room, there is a pair of velvet armchairs, a two-seater sofa that I covered with a linen fabric; a large wooden table; chairs whose seats had been embroidered by my grandmother.
"On the walls, some paintings of landscapes, a golden mirror above a large chest ..."
On the walls, some paintings of landscapes, a golden mirror over a large chest ... I also brought my sofas and armchairs in Paris. Two years ago, I refined by adding a few small items: a lamp on a large trunk, cushions and candles. This is my little finishing touch country. From now on, I do not move anything because I want this house to remain in its juice and keep its soul.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Charlotte Valandrey: The fireplace that is huge!
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Charlotte Valandrey: A wooden dresser with two doors and two drawers. He was in Paris in the apartment where I grew up: it reminds me of my mother.
The colors that dominate?
Charlotte Valandrey: The walls are white, there is a lot of wood and tomettes on the ground: the keys of colors, it is the green sofa of water, an armchair blue sky, blue cushions with flowers, light gray ...
Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?
Charlotte Valandrey: A brush to clean the pans and a nice bottle for the dishwashing liquid!
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Charlotte Valandrey: Closed with a large window overlooking the garden. The walls are pale pink and I added a frieze adorned with small colored triangles. There are two wooden dressers, a third white with pink borders, two large ceramic sinks and an old fridge. On the wooden shelves: a series of mismatched cups are placed in evidence, some of Green Gate with green and blue dots. Ultimate detail, I suspended pretty towels of the same English brand that I love!
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Charlotte Valandrey: The kitchen is not my world at all! But on the run, I can prepare an old mustard pie with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil that I will serve with cider.
And the TV?
Charlotte Valandrey: Except for children who like to watch it or to make movies on DVD, I do without TV. Most often, it is reading and talking with friends.
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Charlotte Valandrey: Silence does not bother me.
Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?
Charlotte Valandrey: I do not burn incense but rather candles! I like the Baobab brand: they make beautiful candles that last a very long time.
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?
Charlotte Valandrey: There are interior shutters in all the rooms at the bottom but I do not close them. In my room, I have an opaque curtain that I shoot at night and an old wooden shutter that I pose against the window.
What is on your bedside table?
Charlotte Valandrey: Full of books put in piles on a small bench.
The book of the moment?
Charlotte Valandrey: Jim Fergus "The revenge of mothers", which is the continuation of his previous book "A Thousand White Women".
Could you describe your room?
Charlotte Valandrey: She is very simple. There is just a dresser, an old painting by my grandfather and a big picture - a portrait of me from the movie Taxi Boy. I like playing with the colors of the duvet cover and cushions. The fun touch is the chandelier of the ceiling that has lots of feathers!
It's in Brittany that you wrote your novel?
Charlotte Valandrey: Most often I work in Paris on the living room table or in my bed with the computer but the manuscript of "Bombay, my love", I wrote it largely here.
A deco trick or storage?
Charlotte Valandrey: My tip for storing the brothel: these are pretty cardboard boxes or metal, which I put on the furniture!
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Charlotte Valandrey: I would like to make an extension by redeveloping the garage with a large bay window: I will make an extra guest room or a TV room!
Rather orderly or messy?
Charlotte Valandrey: Neither ! I'm not crazy ... I have a bohemian side.
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Charlotte Valandrey: It's not my thing but I like to pick flowers and make bouquets. My father and my sister are taking care of the garden and I tear the weeds out.
Charlotte Valandrey's news:
To read: "Bombay, my love" (Le Cherche Midi, October 2016);
On tour until the end of January 2017 with "My friend is a woman".
More details on her facebook page: Charlotte Valandrey official.
"Bombay, my love", Charlotte Valandrey's first novel published at Cherche Midi
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