Where does Julia Vignali, the host of TF1, live? - Christophe Charzat / TF1
CHRISTOPHE CHARZAT / TF1
Since November 2016, Julia Vignali is in charge of a new weekly show #WEEKEND on TF1 with Laurent Mariotte for acolyte. She is also part of Alessandra Sublet's columnists on Europe 1. Interview at her home in her secret paradise.
Animator and actress, Julia Vignali has become known television viewers by successively being the weather presenter of the morning of Canal Plus then on France 5, in Les Maternelles. Since the fall of 2016, we find her on TF1 and Europe 1. When she's at home, it's to take care of her little boy, Luigi.
His hooligans? The decor of her apartment still in motion because she is in perpetual quest of precise order for each object. Her other passion, the one that determined the layout of her living room: music! Julia loves to mix and has all the equipment including an incredible disco of CDs and vinyls.
At home, it's a little out of time ... As soon as you push the gate, you're in a charming paved courtyard, far from the hubbub of the capital, and yet the Place de la Bastille is a stone's throw away. Before even visiting the apartment, she was conquered by the location. Difficult to find a protected bubble in Paris with the added bonus of being woken by birds.
This duplex, top floor and bathed in light, had already been transformed by an architect. To give it a facelift, Julie had only to redo the paintings and the bathroom. Explanations and private visit at full speed!
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Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Julia Vignali: In the living room, sitting in my AM.PM armchair, facing my Caravan sofa. The moment I prefer is the evening, once everything is tidy.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Julia Vignali: It's like clothes, the total look is very expensive and above all it's showroom. I managed to make a whimsical mixture because everything was well thought out. My passion of the weekend is to move the furniture of place: armchairs, lamps ... to find the harmony! Nothing makes me more happy than when I'm told, it's pretty, it's super studied ...
Could you describe what this mix is?
Julia Vignali: A touch of vintage with 50-60 and 70's furniture; the cozy side of Caravane and the cheap with AM.PM. In the secondhand trades, I had a look at the sideboard, the dresser with green and beige sliding doors, a green velvet armchair with a very low seat. I had bought another red but the two side by side, it was not terrible. Green alone is a nice effect.
In the living room, I have a Scandinavian retro buffet, a Paola Navone lamp that brings a very soft orange lighting; the lamp Fantomas India Mahdavi - it looks like an eye! - that I received as a gift for my 40 years! And a carpet imitation Berber.
As for the coffee table, the most difficult piece to find, I found it at Fleux, rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie. This concept store design is amazing, I can spend the day ... It's the same pleasure as Sunday's outing at Ikea. All creates a disco atmosphere.
"Fantomas lamp from India Mahdavi."
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Julia Vignali: The beautiful suspended glass staircase, with a metal structure, designed by the architect. This is the centerpiece of the apartment. Very graphic, it is surprising because the glass steps give the impression that we go up and down in the void. It's like a sculpture. It leads to a half-floor then to the office space and the two upper bedrooms.
"The beautiful suspended glass staircase."
And you yourself had to do some work?
Julia Vignali: Yes I did a few things again: the paintings and the bathroom. I removed a bathtub to install a walk-in shower ... But I admit that it is not easy to live and do the work at the same time.
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Julia Vignali: A small wooden chair offered at the birth of my son. Very cute, she always accompanied me and continues to sit around the coffee table.
Paintings ? Photos on the walls?
Julia Vignali: I like to hang pictures in places you do not expect as in the bathroom. In the living room, I bought a very nice photo that is like a huge painting: it's a desert view, two hours from Los Angeles.
In the foreground: the swimming pool of a motel, shaped like a bean. The water is a little green, a cactus; in the background: a car. It is the atmosphere of the 50s, in a sepia treatment with a soft light ... It was a favorite and the friends who see it for the first are always challenged.
The photographer is a total unknown. To be honest, I would have liked a composition of mirrors but I'm not a handyman: a single photo was the easy way!
"A view of the desert, two hours from Los Angeles ..."
Your favorite color in your home?
Julia Vignali: I went to Emery & Cie for the paintings. In the living room, the top of the fireplace and a whole wall section are blue-gray: the rendering is soft and clear. It could be confused with white. In my attic room, I chose powder pink and white for beams and parquet. In my son's room, I also painted the white wood floor and beams in white but he wanted duck blue walls. With her bed on a platform, her room looks like a real little cabin. But it's just to sleep because he prefers to seize the living room to play.
Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?
Julia Vignali: I can buy clothes and cosmetics compulsively, but for home I think. I hate having stuff that is useless. My last purchase is a wine cellar. For three hours, I cogit and measured because I did not want it to be fridge! It must be delivered to me in a few days ...
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Julia Vignali: Arranged under the stairs, the kitchen is open to the main room with a bar. Almost invisible, it blends into the whole. There are Ikea furniture that I repainted in white; on one side, the wooden worktop and all the storage beneath the stairs are perfectly concealed. I spend little time because cooking does not interest me at all. Two options for dining: either on the main table - an extended basic Habitat model that can accommodate 4, 6 or 8 people - that serves as office and empty; either on the coffee table, when you have a desire to picnic in front of the TV. We have not yet found the ideal table, neither too low nor too high!
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Julia Vignali: I am usually delivered: my friends come mostly for music! They know that there will be a dim light and that we will eat sushi by playing discs very loud with the sound of cracking vinyl ...
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Julia Vignali: In music ! I worked in a record company in my early youth! I mix in my spare time so the music has really determined the decor! When I moved into this apartment, my concern was to find a place for my buffet! It is two meters long and there is all my Hifi equipment including the mixer and MK2 turntable that I bought for my 30 years. I obviously installed a Sonos system, including in the bathroom.
What are you listening to?
Julia Vignali: My disco is essential. I pass vinyl records as well as CDs. I listen to everything: jazz, 70s folk, Joan Baez, funk, country, Rolling Stones, Temptations, John Lennon, Who, U2 album, Cure, Simon and Garfunkel, variety (Michel Berger , Gainsbourg, Boris Vian, Goldman, Jean Ferrat ...). In the other part of the buffet, I have a collection of more than 500 CDs with all Nova compilations, salsa, tango ...
And the TV, which room?
Julia Vignali: This is a real subject. Nothing is uglier than a TV stand. I bought a TV with an ultra thin screen, which is hung like a table in a recess in the library. My electrician has done enormous work with bloodletting to hide all the wires. Suddenly, in my room, I recovered that of the living room. I admit that it is nice to watch in bed, especially on Sunday morning!
Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?
Julia Vignali: I'm crazy about candles. Nothing makes me more happy than to receive a gift and I also offer a lot. I like everything that is jasmine or orange blossom. Even if the sure value remains Diptyque, I discovered La Belle Mèche which makes candles based on fragrances pastries "Orangettes d'Annonay", "Waffles of Lille" ... it smells super good.
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?
Julia Vignali: The advantage of this north facing apartment is that the light is never direct. To protect myself, I installed curtains of the Wild World: they are creamy white but blackout: I draw them only at night.
What is on your bedside table?
Julia Vignali: A bedside lamp for reading, massage oil, an alarm clock to be on time at my son's school, a candle, home decor magazines and several bedside books being read - that I'm finishing rarely!
A deco tip?
Julia Vignali: I asked my florist for planters to protect me from the opposite: he chose me tall plants. Another little deco tip: for my 41 years, I have a friend who gave me two beautiful boxes Marvin Gaye with a dozen vinyls: I expose the pockets as paintings.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Julia Vignali: I wish my bathroom was three times larger! This one is certainly pretty but too small: I would like an extra basin, a bath in addition to the shower, a mirror in height, full of shelves for perfumes and make-up products, a hammam, an armchair, a plant ... Other dream: I would like to have a dressing room with mirrors and more storage for bags, scarves ...
Rather orderly or messy?
Julia Vignali: I am pathologically ordered and maniacal; I have a passion for storage. Nothing is dragging or going beyond! I redo my bed constantly, I clean my plates in vitro every day, I class my T-shirts by colors ... From time to time, I create disorder controlled by putting magazines on the coffee tables. My apartment could be a sample apartment!
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Julia Vignali: My little florist has made compositions for my windowsills: on the kitchen side, I have aromatic plants, even if I do not use them, and for the others, an olive tree, Japanese horsetails, I make jealous because I have the most flowery windows.
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home (shopping, decoration, florist, etc.)?
• Free Field Florist - 104 Avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75011 Paris
• The Fleux concept store - 39, rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
• Caravan - 4, rue Saint-Nicolas, 75012 Paris
• The Wild World - 21 Rue de Sévigné, 75004 Paris
• Thank you - 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
The Julia Vignali news:
- On TF1 in the program #WEEKEND: since October 22, 2016, Saturday at 10:30
- On Europe 1 in the show "The Great Court": every day from 16h to 18h in the team of columnists Alessandra Sublet
- To read: "40 is the new 30! Age to have fun" (Flammarion)