Silence, it grows: where does Stéphane Marie live?


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We know the extraordinary Stéphane Marie's garden where he turns the show "Silence, it pushes!" on France 5, we wanted to discover the house side! Interview.

"Show me your garden, I'll tell you who you are," says Stéphane Marie. Once is not customary, it is not in his Cotentin garden that covers 2,000 square meters, but in his house, we wanted to meet the animator of "Silence, that pushes!Because his garden is his happiness and paradise, he has made the decor of his show on France 5 since 2002.

From what was only hedgerow, he created open spacesalternation of rigor and blur, eclecticism and fantasy. Here a garden, there, a water garden, further rockeries, hedges of course ... Set designer for twelve years, Stéphane Marie loved to implement in nature what he had experienced on stage. All this, he shows us every weekend in "Silence that pushes", but what about inside the beautiful building that we see? Private visit.

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

Stéphane Marie: The new kitchen. It is vast and completely open on the garden which enters there like a great panorama, by investing a whole part of wall, completely glazed of an old glass roof. It was carried out by the "greenhouses of Antan". There is wood on the wall, cement tiles on the floor. A workbench in the center allows you to cook with others, while doing the conversation. It's a place to share just as much as the dishes we prepare for it.

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

Stéphane Marie: A mixture of all this. I love that the furniture tells me stories, those of the family: the oval table of the living room on which my great uncle used to cut up the pig; my grandfather's log from the butcher's shop became the living room console; old seats like a meridian, armchairs upholstered in black mohair velvet, which gives the impression that they are only shadows; or beautiful old chains that I retapisser with completely kitsch tapestries!

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

Stéphane Marie: The chandeliers. This huge apple tree in double palmette was once in the garden. When he died, I had the idea to transform him. It is suspended by the roots above the mezzanine. Two magpies look at their ass, under the eye amazed by a squirrel! In the living room there is a large ivy branch: it is like a spider on the ceiling. The dozen bulbs that illuminate it, are reflected in a collection of glass or crystal pendants.

Stéphane Marie in his kitchen garden

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

Stéphane Marie: The big buffet - or great monstrance - that sat at my grandmother's. When I retrieved it, my house suddenly felt the smoke, so much had it been soaked in the atmosphere of this room where the fire never went out in the fireplace. This furniture dating from the eighteenth century is a bit shaky and it lacks even a foot. But the white dishes come off so well from these interior walls painted red, as was the rule, to repel the flies!

What are you missing the most during your many trips?

Stéphane Marie: My bed ! And especially the quality of my pillows. (I can not stand the synthetic fiber padding that makes me migraine!).

Your favorite color in your home?

Stéphane Marie: Black in small doses rest the other colors and the spirit. And it's not sad. Yet I hardly wear it.

Your last useful or futile purchase for the house?

Stéphane Marie: A chest to hang on the wall fifty centimeters above the ground. The body is walnut and the doors painted orange.

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The kitchen, rather open or closed?

Stéphane Marie: Great but independent. So closed.

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

Stéphane Marie: A salad because there are all kinds and permanently in the garden.

And the TV, which room?

Stéphane Marie: In the living room, rather stashed. I prefer to see the fireplace (I did not say to look at it).

Do you live with music or rather in silence?

Stéphane Marie: Rather in silence, the music (at this moment from Couperin to breakfast only).


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Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?

Stéphane Marie: Candles.

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

Stéphane Marie: The curtains that I did not want, finally came in: they are velvet and warm the stone walls. The shutters get on my nerves and the doors with the biggest possible day!

What is on your bedside table?

Stéphane Marie: A lamp, a book!

Do you dream of one more room?

Stéphane Marie: No.

Rather orderly or messy?

Stéphane Marie: Bordelic with great moments of remorse, so storage.

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

Stéphane Marie: A priori plants, it is outside, except a Stephanotis and orchids.

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Your addresses or favorite brands for the home?

Stéphane Marie: Resource for painting. The rest, it is according to my strolls!

Where to find Stéphane Marie?

In "Silence that pushes" he co-hosts with Carole Tolila, his weekly show broadcast on France 5 every day at 19h and Saturday at 10:15 and replay for the next five days.