Where does Maya Lauqué live, the host of "La Quotidienne" on France 5?


Where does Maya Lauqué live, the host of "La Quotidienne" on France 5?

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Young mother of a little boy, Maya Lauqué, the host of "La Quotidienne" on France 5, received us at her home, in the heart of Paris Canaille. Visit and interview in privacy in his living room: his little den corner.

After eight years of information on i-TV and Canal +, the host Maya Lauqué joined France 5 to host the consumer program "La Quotidienne", a duet with Thomas Isle. Between cabinet of curiosities and bohemian chic, it emerges from his Paris apartment a unique cachet. And for good reason: a painter of the nineteenth lived there!

It all started with the photo of the ad: Maya knew that it was here that she wanted to settle with her small family, despite the constraints of such a place. Housed in the old reception rooms, the interior is distributed around an entrance and four large rooms. If it is not easy to develop as much as it is a place of character with a soul: there are still some murals and some decorative elements. Color, woodwork ... a unique atmosphere and taste of another era.

Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?

Maya Lauqué: I feel good in the living room, curled up in my corner sofa: it's my little den. I like the wall behind the sofa that is all woodwork, it gives a chalet side. In winter, I can also snore the chimney. I work the computer on my lap and read most often here. As my little boy starts to gallop, I also have it at eye level. I often lived in small areas and like an animal, I needed a small corner where to take refuge with a plaid ...

"My little corner of sofa on which I like to work ..."

Maya Lauqué

Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?

Maya Lauqué: In the same way that this apartment has a soul, I have nothing new. All our cabinets, shelves ... were found on garage sales in Paris or in the provinces when we go on weekends. My darling even picked up furniture in the street. What I like is to learn the family history behind each object. So, I bought a bench that serves me as an extra bed on the site of the good corner: the owner explained that she had belonged to her great-grandmother and how sad she was to go to separate.

"I really like this sign, it was hung with my companion in an empty 17th century granary and we put it in the living room."

Maya Lauqué

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The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?

Maya Lauqué: My Vallauris ceramics: these are kitsch bedside lamps from the 50s, shaped like mussels or fish. I have a good ten, stored in the window of a secretary. A viewer gave me one recently.

"The centerpiece of my collection" Vallauris mussels "!"

Maya Lauqué

An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?

Maya Lauqué: Maybe a trunk that follows me from move to move. In fact, I learned the detachment because as a child, I moved nine times staying in the same city: my parents were on the move. As for me, I lived a dozen, over my changes of life and work! By necessity, I learned to free myself from objects and to adapt. Only my books follow me and serve me as landmarks.

"The narcissistic moment: this drawing was made by director Michel Gondry, of whom I am a great admirer!" One day, his assistants contacted me to tell me that he wanted to offer me a drawing. I hope to meet him one of these days. "

Maya Lauqué

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Your favorite color in your home?

Maya Lauqué: Warm colors dominate: cozy atmosphere. It is moreover a winter apartment. The walls are white in the living room but there are paintings on the ceiling; in my room, they are dark blue ... In the end, the only very clear piece is that of my son.

Details in my son's room.

Maya Lauqué

Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?

Maya Lauqué: I'm looking for an oval or round coffee table for the living room: I want to avoid my son getting hurt because the one we have has angles. I'm trying to hunt for several months but in vain, so I'm browsing the Internet ... Usually, I prefer garage sales because I like the relationship with individuals.

The kitchen, rather open or closed?

Maya Lauqué: It is a closed kitchen with a retro decor very fancy. Welcoming and functional, it is spacious enough to make our friends dine. Everything is apparent and therefore a little "foutraque". We have installed large shelves with jars for all the current groceries: rice, pasta, flour, sugar ... There is a piece of furniture to store pans and utensils. Finally the pretty old pieces - plates, vases of my great-grandmother - found a place in several niches.

Detail of the fireplace in my kitchen

Maya Lauqué

Detail of the fireplace.

Maya Lauqué

A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?

Maya Lauqué: Objectively, it is not my department but rather that of my darling who prepares vegetable boards with coarse salt, and above all, he masters the perfection of cooking meat. I reserve the desserts: my specialty is the apple or apricot crumble that I serve with ice cream. But I cook every day for my son, only organic with a lot of old vegetables (Jerusalem artichoke, rutabaga, etc.).

And the TV, which room?

Maya Lauqué: There is one in the living room and another in the room which was intended only for watching movies but in the end we use very little.

Do you live with music or rather in silence?

Maya Lauqué: I live with a musician ... so I have a life rather in music!

Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?

Maya Lauqué: I love candles especially those with scents fig, sandalwood, tea, cashmere ... Having devoted a show a few months ago on the subject, I learned that it was not great for health because of the combustion ... Since then, I try to have a little more reasonable consumption. In terms of light, artificial candles are "bluffing" and very pleasant, especially when you have young children.

Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?

Maya Lauqué: It is an essential accessory for the vis-à-vis: in our room, we chose black blackout curtains, matching the door frames. Opening and closing the curtain is my son's big game right now!

What is on your bedside table?

Maya Lauqué: A bottle of water, my glasses, a hand cream, an orange bedside lamp but especially books! I am not a very regular reader but I have phases where I will read compulsively ... I read all genres: essays, poles, political books, novels ... They are my refuge and I love this object. At the moment, I'm reading Diane Ducret's "The Forbidden Flesh". I would also like to have a room covered with books and it overflows.

A deco trick or storage?

Maya Lauqué : I am not very manual but I have DIY desires! I'm going to buy a sewing machine. I just picked a fabric coupon at St. Peter's Market, white and orange. It will serve me to "customize" and modernize an old Norman cabinet, massive enough to replace the broken mirror. I will repaint it in clear and then dress it with this fabric.

Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?

Maya Lauqué: I already have the room in addition: it is a bow window. It is a very small charming place that inspires me but for now, it serves as storage. I can arrange an office or a small workshop to write and draw. I would love to decorate it like a cabinet of curiosities.

Rather orderly or messy?

Maya Lauqué: I have storage crises but I can let myself overflow. I put away and then I feel better. I am a victim of a flat a little loaded but I like my bazaar.

Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?

Maya Lauqué: A bouquet brings poetry and fantasy into an interior and it puts me in a good mood. I'm lucky to have a darling who offers me. In fact, I am even more void in gardening than in cooking but I would like to learn, especially since I have the chance to receive every week, Alain Baraton, the chief gardener of the Domaine de Versailles, who is a chronicler in my show.

Your addresses or favorite brands for the home (shopping, decoration, florist, etc.)?

Maya Lauqué: Except for candles with the shop Fleux in the Marais (, I do not have addresses especially because I like to rummage in the garage sales and find objects that speak ... and tell a story.

Where can I find Maya Lauqué?

On France 5, from Monday to Friday at 11:45 on the show "La Quotidienne".