Where does the actor Pascal Elbé live?
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It is in the neighborhood of the new Baccarat shop in the 8th arrondissement in Paris, that Pascal Elbé agreed to meet the editor of Côté Maison, on the occasion of the kick-off of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré illuminations. Interview.
Comedian, screenwriter and director, Pascal Elbé was last October the protagonist of the series of TF1, "A chance too" in duet with Alexandra Lamy. After "Head of Turkish" in 2010, he returned to the realization with a second film, "I count on you" (released December 30, 2015) which brings together Julie Gayet, Vincent Elbaz and Zabou Breitman.
It was in his role as ambassador for the Comité Saint-Honoré that we met him on November 26, just before he kicked off the Illuminations, in the presence of Benjamin Cymerman, President of the Committee, the mayor of the VIIIth district, Jeanne d'Hauteserre and Amanda Sthers, godmother of the association "The Enchanted Canvas".
Benjamin Cymerman, Pascal Elbe, Sandrine Quetier, Claude Lienhard, Amanda Sthers and Gisele Tsobanian for the launch of the 2015 Winter Time Raffle at the Le Bristol Paris Hotel, November 26, 2015.
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Rather discreet, it reveals itself to be inexhaustible to evoke what gives a soul to an interior: books! If his current home is a transit address, he is determined to take care, in 2016, of his future apartment, from A to Z!
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Pascal Elbé: The living room and the kitchen.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Pascal Elbé: I like to hunt but I do not like to sacrifice to one style. I like the mixture. I am sensitive to a space of thoughtful life and the harmony of things, with the attention to detail and materials ... To arrange the decoration of this apartment, I applied myself for ten days to choose precisely each piece of furniture and object.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home ?
Pascal Elbé: The huge living room lamp that is a very amazing mixture, both Balinese and art deco, and my beige sofa, rather imposing, since it can easily seat six people.
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Pascal Elbé: I am not materialistic therefore no valuable object, except perhaps a litho offered by Philippe Noiret.
Your favorite color in your home?
Pascal Elbé: The color of wood and also metal. This is what dominates my home, with the coffee table in the living room, my office ...
The kitchen, rather open or closed ?
Pascal Elbé: It is an American kitchen equipped and functional.
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Pascal Elbé: Pasta with pesto sauce or homemade arrabiata. I learn to live alone, and therefore to cook!
And the TV, which room?
Pascal Elbé: This is not a furniture that I appreciate, I would say that a home without TV is almost an added value. I have one in the living room and another in the bedroom, but they are rarely lit, except for games and movies that I watch with friends.
And the books? What place do they have?
Pascal Elbé: The books tell you: they are the most beautiful decoration. They are batteries, it's the only brothel that I allow myself ... I like to buy and that I offer. It is also one of the memories that binds me to Philippe Noiret, with whom I had a privileged relationship: he had the love of objects, and especially that of the books he had linked. At the moment, I read a story published 20 years ago, a kind of diary: "Before the Night" by Reinaldo Arenas, that a friend advised me when he left: it is about the dictatorship under Castro , the fight of a homosexual, the freedom of expression ... I read a lot the press, magazines, scenarios too.
And the place of art in deco?
Pascal Elbé: Just as books, paintings and photographs tell a meeting with an artist, a moment in an exhibition or a gallery, a trip, or a gift. They are linked to a strong memory. They embody culture and give a soul to an interior.
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Pascal Elbé: In alternation, music and silence. I am looking for more and more calm. That's why I appreciate the tranquility of the neighborhood Malesherbes, rather family. I lived more than 15 years rue des Martyrs, which I liked the very lively side.
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?
Pascal Elbé: Intimacy, serenity, travel too.
What are you missing most when you are on a shoot?
Pascal Elbé: Nothing. I am not materialistic. I am a real nomad, even if I love to find myself at home in a cozy atmosphere.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Pascal Elbé: I would like to have a huge library with French billiards in the middle: it would be the best! My wish for 2016: a new apartment, which will allow me to redraw my daily life.
Rather orderly or messy?
Pascal Elbé: By living alone, I learned to be ordained.
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Pascal Elbé : The flowers, it changes everything in an interior. When I put bouquets, it's not the same living room anymore. It reassures the eyes.
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home (shopping, decoration, florist, etc.)?
Pascal Elbé: Go hunt, choose a lamp, a tablecloth ... I like it but I do not have an official address: I'm not a bobo installed! On the other hand, when I travel, I appreciate design shops whether in New York or Florence ...
Pascal Elbé's news
To have : "I'm counting on you" in theaters December 30, 2015, a film which Pascal Elbé signs the realization with Julie Gayet, Vincent Elbaz and Zabou Breitman.
To make known: "The Tombola Winter Time 2015" until January 31, 2016, the full benefits will be donated to two associations, "The Canvases Enchanted" and "Paris Help Victims". Each House of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré Committee, of which Pascal Elbé is the Ambassador, has offered an exceptional prize, to be discovered on the site dedicated to the event: www.wintertime2015.com. Draw at the end of January 2016.