Direction the Mediterranean, Antibes for an interview with swimmer Alain Bernard, double Olympic champion. At home, he likes to cook and entertain his friends. Confidences of the "great blond shark".
Specialist 100 meters freestyle, Alain Bernard has one of the finest winners of French swimming with four Olympic medals won at the games in 2008 and 2012. Following the tragedy that occurred during the shooting of Dropped on TF1, it was witnessed upset. Life has since resumed. Consultant for the Eurosport channel, we will find him commenting on the next European championships. He also appears as ambassador for the Aqua Sphere brand.
Alain Bernard for Aqua Sphere
If the decor, it's not his thing, this handyman was passionate about the layout of his apartment in Antibes. At the first visit, he had the coup de coup for the terrace and the garden, but it was necessary to all decompartmentalize. He redid himself the plans and did not hesitate to break everything. The result: a bright living area with an open kitchen and a bathroom that overlooks the bedroom. He left nothing to chance in the choice of materials and colors. The discipline of this champion is in the image of the order that reigns at home. And his generosity is expressed in the pleasure of small dishes that he likes to simmer for his friends.
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Alain Bernard: The large living room because of the open kitchen, synonymous with conviviality. And it is also on the living room table that I work, organize my trips and sort my emails.
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Alain Bernard: A salad composed very fresh or pasta bolognese. But I prefer to have time to prepare a good meal with an appetizer and a dish. I am not very dessert. I like cooking while chatting with my friends.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Alain Bernard: I chose wooden furniture with contemporary lines but not ultra design.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Alain Bernard: A showcase with model aircraft and helicopters of all generations. I am passionate about aeronautics.
Showcase with airplane model
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Alain Bernard: My guitar, even if I do not play often, from time to time, it allows me to decompress. I have an electro-acoustic and an electric.
Your favorite color in your home?
Alain Bernard: On the ground, wood color; on the walls, aluminum, white and taupe.
Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?
Alain Bernard: An electric scale, wooden design. This is much more practical than the measuring cup. I am meticulous in everything I do!
And the TV, which room?
Alain Bernard: Only in the living room. There is a home theater because I like being comfortable to watch movies.
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Alain Bernard: There is always music: those of the moment but also pop, rock, Madonna ...
Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?
Alain Bernard: At once a scent - a peach spray that reminds me of the holiday atmosphere I had spent in Provence in Cavaillon with friends - and also scented candles: vanilla, cinnamon ...
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?
Alain Bernard: The shutters only for the room but I like to let the light in.
What's on your night table ?
Alain Bernard: An English book on aeronautics and aerobatics, which I have not opened for a long time; a bedside lamp.
A deco tip?
Alain Bernard: I raised the bar by a glass shelf that protrudes.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Alain Bernard: A soundproof room that would allow me to play music more often, without fear of annoying my neighbors.
Rather orderly or messy?
Alain Bernard: I need order to have clear ideas and especially in the kitchen.
I like my interior is not too busy: there are few frames on the walls.
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Alain Bernard: Being on the ground floor, I have a large terrace and a small garden. I keep at least the lemon tree but I do not have a green thumb.
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home (shopping, decoration, florist, etc.)?
Alain Bernard: Casa, Alinéa, Ikea, BoConcept and Ubaldi utensils for cooking.
Alain Bernard's news:
- Ambassador as part of a partnership with Aqua Sphere, the leading European manufacturer of innovative equipment for swimming;
Alain Bernard for Aqua Sphere
- Launched a series of tutorial videos (1min30 to 2min30) for the general public (Alignment, Propulsion and Breathing), available on the Youtube channel Aqua Sphere Swim. First series of 4 videos available since September 21, 2015;
- Consultant on Eurosport, during the swimming championships France and Europe.