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With her award-winning design firm, Chzon, Paris-based creative Dorothée Meilichzon brings playful branding to modern, elegant spaces, including recent projects Henrietta Hotel in London and restaurant Atelier Bizzo in Paris. Here, she shares a few of her must-haves for the home and favorite spots in Europe.


I always have a bunch of hydrangeas at home—fresh or dried, depending on the season.

Alabaster Totem, Allied Maker

Ryden and Lanette Rizzo of Allied Maker are so prolific. You never know what they’ll do next, and this alabaster line is great.

Watercolors by Finn Juhl, Amazon, $60

I love Finn Juhl’s work and have a special affinity for his drawings and writing.

Brynn Asymmetric Gathered Lurex Skirt by Stella McCartney, Net-a-Porter, $1,085

My new asymmetrical golden skirt from Stella McCartney is a real sculpture!

The terrace at Hotel des Grands Boulevard

At my recent project, Hotel des Grands Boulevards, we were lucky to create an open-air terrace (an anomaly in Paris, because the rooftops are slanted)—the ideal place for an Aperol Spritz.

V Vessels by ER Studio, The Future Perfect

Eric Roinestad’s ceramics remind me of totems—timeless and in beautiful textures.

Roly Poly Chair, Faye Toogood

I fell for these fiberglass chairs from Faye Toogood, but waited to order them to make sure it was not just a crush. It wasn’t.

Anoki Fabric, Pierre Frey

I include at least one Pierre Frey fabric in each of my designs.

Tiles by Cristina Celestino, Fornace Brioni

These tiles look architectural and strong, and I would use them for a chic countertop.

Ibiza’s Experimental Beach

Watching the sunset over the Mediterranean at Ibiza’s Experimental Beach is the best spot ever to contemplate. The decor I designed was made to merge into the sea.

This story originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue with the headline “10 Things that Make Me Happy: Dorothée Meilichzon.”