Roselyne Bachelot, columnist of the Grand 8, lives near Montparnasse in Paris.
Speak to Roselyne Bachelot, the media columnist of the Grand 8. Direction the Montparnasse district. Little confidences about her home Sweet Home which she describes as a "privacy cave". There are his beloved books and thousands of CDs!
For the second season, Roselyne Bachelot shares her passion for opera on the show The Grand 8 alongside Laurence Ferrari, Audrey Pulvar, Elisabeth Bost and Hapsatou Sy. The former minister also hosts a political column on I TV, since September 2013. Spontaneously, Roselyne Bachelot unveiled, in the editorial office of Côté Maison, the decor of his Paris apartment ... in music, of course!
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Roselyne Bachelot: Obviously my office! I have in front of me two big pictures of George Balanchine and Alexander Godunov, taken by a friend who was a photographer at the New York City Ballet. My office is Louis XVI style but I chose a modern chair, more comfortable. On the wall, there is a chocolate flannel praline, color found in the carpet and paintings, and throughout the apartment. The curtains are silk, linden green, to create a contrast effect. Another fun detail is an old white earthenware stove - which can be found in the living room - which gives a strange touch.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Roselyne Bachelot: Because my life is exposed, when I push my door, I aspire to a cocoon. My apartment is a cave of intimacy: family furniture, very few trinkets and some pretty paintings.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Roselyne Bachelot: A wooden statue, carved in a tree trunk, which represents the cry of the amazon. She comes from Guyana. I was offered it during a visit to an Indian village in St-Laurent-du-Maroni. At the time, I was Minister of Ecology. The security officer who accompanied me had to carry her in a pirogue on the Maroni. When I left the Ministry of Ecology, he said to me: "Madam, I carried it for you, you must prevail!" This statue has no market value but it is probably the strangest object that can be found at home.
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Roselyne Bachelot: We never saw a Louis XVI dresser follow a hearse! Friends and my children avoid telling me that they like an object, otherwise I put it immediately in the trunk of their car!
Your favorite color in your home?
Roselyne Bachelot: The taupe color dominates everywhere, with nuances according to materials and parts. As much in a house, one can have different color codes, in an apartment, he is happier to have a uniform color code.
Your last favorite purchase for the house?
Roselyne Bachelot: I try to ventilate: I am in a period where I give! For example, I have just offered my children four armchairs covered with zebra, taupe and black Nobilis fabric.
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Roselyne Bachelot: I am very old France. I do not imagine for a moment an open kitchen in the American style. I have a brushed aluminum splashback with a Corian worktop and lighter taupe furniture. I take my breakfast and a quick lunch but I'm formal: when I'm alone, even to eat an apple, I draw a nice set in the dining room!
And the TV, which room?
Roselyne Bachelot: I have a big flatscreen in a library in front of my bed.
When you are at home, is the music always at the rendezvous?
Roselyne Bachelot: " Without music, life would be a mistake Nietzsche said yes, the music is always there, even when I'm working at the moment, I'm listening to Gounod's Faust and just before, during my gym session with my coach, I had put the last Stromae album On television, it's the music programs that I prefer and I can be surprised to applaud alone in my bed after a concert! Thousands of CDs are placed in a special library in my office.
What is on your bedside table?
Roselyne Bachelot: On one of the night tables, there are photo frames with people who deserve it ... On the other, I have "my basket of resolutions" with moisturizing products for the body, feet, a slimming cream , ... which I tell myself every night that I should use them! We find the taupe color on the walls, but the curtains, the headboard and the bedspread are in cream silk. In front of my bed, there is a large library with my favorite books on music.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Roselyne Bachelot: As I do my gym classes in my office, I would love to have a gym to put my bike on, a rower. That would be wonderful !
Rather orderly or messy?
Roselyne Bachelot: I am extremely orderly: everything is tugged. In my cupboards, I make piles from which nothing exceeds, the pairs of shoes are put in bags with tree branches. When I was young, I was very messy with my mother's despair and my room was full of piles of books and clothes. Then I thought that all this was rotting my life and overnight, I became orderly: it has not left me for 45 years. I know, however, that my natural tendency is disorder.
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Roselyne Bachelot: I do not have green thumbs! When I get a green plant, I make it die! So, I favor artificial plants. I bought artificial trees at SIA: there is nothing to do, just a blow of hair dryer to remove the dust.
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home?
- Mansion - 27 rue du Cherche-Midi - 75006 Paris
- Geneviève Lethu, Descamps and Yves Delorme;
- The scented candles of Annick Goutal and Occitane (the woody scents of cedar and fig tree).