Where does Sonia Dubois live?
With the actress and journalist, Sonia Dubois, it's the bohemian-chic decor in the heart of the 5th arrondissement. Ping-pong interview between humor and fantasy. Irresistible !
Ex-columnist Froufrou, made famous for its roundness, Sonia Dubois intervenes on France 2 in the band of Sophie Davant and his show "C'est au program". Every week, she presents "exceptional women" and as soon as she can, devotes herself to the stage and writing.
Pure Parisian adopted since she was eighteen, she has rolled her hump well: after Pigalle and the Abbesses - "before the word bobo disfigures them ..." -, are linked over ten years, several stops in the Marais . She has a passion for the IVth arrondissement which she admits to know every nook and cranny. But now, it is in the Pantheon district that she settled.
At Sonia Dubois, it is a happy and harmonious shambles, between Ali-baba's cave and the Gypsy caravan. The unusual sets the tone, the colors the tempo. Because the artist is watching. It is certainly good to live at Sonia Dubois. Follow the guide, or rather the magician of the place! Lips are sealed.
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Sonia Dubois: I spend the whole of my existence in the dining room, I specify well DINING ROOM and not "living", I hate the anglicization of my house! There is everything in it, a real gypsy caravan. A monastic table on which we take our meals, play, work on the computer.
Two enormous sofas with absolute comfort for cervical and lumbar vertebrae. Translation: I fall asleep as soon as I sit down. Also moult bedside lamps very "good woman", or on the contrary perfectly gallery left bank.
The sofa of "Gypsy" with the vegetables on the wall.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Sonia Dubois: BROC-BROC-BROC, that's the cry of my house! A priori it is a junk of broc that does not look like anything, except after my eye aware of colors, shapes and styles is all assembled. TADAM! It's magic, but go understand why, it's nice, warm, friendly, jovial, in short it works!
"Dead tree": decoration that separates the kitchen from the living room ...
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Sonia Dubois: That's all there is: a Czech nutcracker, a Venetian harlequin for storing small toys. A trunk of ambassador of France in India ... A bonnetière of the family of François Hollande (yes, if) ...
The trunk of the ambassador
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Sonia Dubois: MY BED !!! Brought back to New York at great expense in 2000, it is a king size as long as it is wide but especially of a suffocating height: mini quilt between the mattress and the blanket, duvet, down, boutis, six pillows of which two in sheep . All hand made!
"My bed !"
Your favorite color in your home?
Sonia Dubois: I rather wonder which one I did not use. Oh yes, the green! Actress. Back villain! Garlic, cross with the fingers, devil, blue death, holy gray belly! No green!
Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?
Sonia Dubois: What of "the utilfu"! The essential that is useless. Beautiful boxes to store everything: rice, sugar, cocoa, coffee, pasta, flour ... Rows in the kitchen cupboards on the edge, it looks like a library.
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Sonia Dubois: Totally open. Even to those who know how to cook!
Closet and decoration of the kitchen
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Sonia Dubois: Croque-monsieur with very posh bread from the 6th arrondissement. Specialties: all Flemish dishes! Welsh rarebit, Poltjweelsch, Flemish carbonade, eel with sorrel, ham chicory. A lot of beer.
And the TV, which room?
Sonia Dubois: Like everyone else, in the dining room. It is an oversized TV, a kind of exceptional convoy of technology! Only on 114 Teletoon +. With a FREE Box because Philippe Stark, what he draws is still really beautiful, we are crazy about our remote!
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Sonia Dubois: Bach. Led Zep. Mozart. Bowie. Silence.
Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?
Sonia Dubois: Cold tobacco in the morning. Hot smoke in the evening.
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?
Sonia Dubois: I have the three in very thick, closed double turn in the evening: winter, summer, my house is my cocoon. We are closing ! Means "I'm not there for anyone".
What is on your bedside table?
Sonia Dubois: My nightstand is a perfectly houellebecquien desk. Without style, it could be that of his hero "Submission". Half color down for heavy legs. It is an office that should sit in a public housing on the fifteenth floor of a tower of the thirteenth arrondissement. A kind of student thing that we hide. Finally we strive not to show.
The "houellebecquien" office
On mine so: a huge apple computer with mouse and keyboard blue tooth. Mounds of books, bills crossed by an impetuous PAYE with a red marker, small baroque candlesticks, drawings by my son, a good-looking lamp ... Tissues, a red radio of a Swedish brand. A sacred b ... l!
A deco trick or storage?
Sonia Dubois: Any ! All fuck in boxes. Wonderfully chosen of course. To lose everything. Cry in despair and lie down in her huge bed, to regain strength, spirits. Discard all boxes "lost items" and say that we travel well light.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Sonia Dubois: No, it's going well, otherwise you have to hire a cleaning lady and it is - to stay urban - out of budget. One of my dreams, however: let me lock myself at the Pompidou-Beaubourg museum!
Rather orderly or messy?
Sonia Dubois: A hell of a mess under the layers of wax!
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Sonia Dubois: Ah horror misfortune! I hate all that. Stones, bricks, rusty scrap, concrete, cement, breeze block, cobblestones ... That's it! I am a flower of bitumen.
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home (shopping, decoration, florist, etc.)?
Sonia Dubois: Let's be very serious, a true magician, who has a palace, a cavern with a thousand treasures: THE GARDEN OF OLARIA, 5 RUE MÉDICIS, 75006 PARIS.
Where to find Sonia Dubois?
- On France 2, from Monday to Friday in Sophie Davant's show "C'est au program"
- On tour from October 2015 to February 2016 in: "Not crazy wasps"
- Note: February 3, 2016, his only on stage: "TADAM!"