A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way

The paperback version of my latest book is out now, published by Trapeze

Up coming events

Talks: I will be chairing the panel discussion Rooms of Our Own at Design Club, 3rd Floor, South Dome, Chelsea Harbour on Tuesday 6th March as part of London Design Week. 11.30am-12.30pm

With individualism fast becoming the design world’s most favourite word, writer Charlotte Abrahams talks to three leading interior designers about how they navigate this rise in personal expression. Sophie Ashby, founder of Studio Ashby, Hubert Zandberg of his eponymous studio and Susie Atkinson of Susie Atkinson Design explore today’s shifting interior landscape, discussing whether design is now driven less by fashion and more by the desire for a curated narrative that reflects who we are.  Or is individualism itself simply a trend by another name?

You can book your ticket here: http://www.dcch.co.uk/London-Design-Week-2018-Conversations-in

Curating: The September 2018 edition of new talent showcase Spotted will run at Olympia London as part of Top Drawer Autumn from 9th -11th September 2018, featuring over 40 new, design-led brands.  https://www.topdrawer.co.uk/spotted#/

Recent Features

Perfect Weekend Bill Amberg, How to Spend It, January 6th 2018

The Aesthete Susie Hoodless, How to Spend It, January 6th 2018

House of Fun, Saturday Telegraph 25th November 2017

Past Masters Bronze Lamps, Superior Interiors, How to Spend It, October 27 2017

Perfect Weekend Shane Connolly, Superior Interiors How to Spend It, October 27 2017

Heat of the Moment, How to Spend It October 7th 2017

The Aesthete Peter Ting, How to Spend It Friday edition, October 13th 2017

Finders Keepers Art Furniture, How to Spend It Friday edition, September 29th 2017

Perfect Weekend David Harber, Smart Arts, How to Spend It September 23rd 2017

Centre of Excellence, Design Centre Guide, A/W 17

Life & Console, How to Spend It, September 2nd 2017

Perfect Weekend Andre Fu, How to Spend It, September 2nd 2017

Back to the Future, Homes & Antiques, October 2017

Romancing the Home, How to Spend It, June 3rd 2017

Best of British Windsor & Newton, CRAFTS May/June 2017

Breaking the Mould, Homes & Antiques, June 2017 issue

Best of British, CRAFTS, March/April 2017

I also write regular exhibition previews and design profiles for How to Spend It.comhttps://howtospendit.ft.com/search?q=charlotte+abrahams

Recent exhibitions, talks & shows

Talks: Exploring Hygge: Celebrating the Simple Things in Life. A hygge workshop with Psychologies Magazine on 10th October 2017 at Conway Hall, London

Talks: I was in conversation with Bill Amberg, Michael Ruh and Linda Morey-Burrows at Focus/17, discussing Making Difference, The Importance of Bespoke Craft in Interior Projects. http://www.dcch.co.uk/Focus17-Conversations-In-Design

Judging: I was one of the judges for New Designers of the Year Award 2017 (Part 1) http://www.newdesigners.com/awards/

Talks: I addressed an audience of architects and interior designers, talking about the impact of hygge in the well-designed workplace at Icons of Denmark as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017


The spring 2018 edition of Spotted drew the crowds at Top Drawer Autumn in January and the inaugural Spotted Award went to Stay Sixty. I am now selecting for the September 2018 edition. 

I put together the talk/tour Bespoke Walls: How to Commission a Wallpaper with Claire Coles as part of London Craft Week 2017.

Talks: Pecha Kucha The Key, The Secret, April 2017

I joined the Pecha ucha at the Geffrye Museum, talking about the key to design for wellbeing

Talk: Designing Difference, London Design Week March 2017

I chaired a discussion between artist and recipient of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon prize Rita Parniczky, Helen Amy Murray and Anna Garner, founder of The Garner, about the importance of individuality in an increasingly homogeneous world.

‘Your thoughtful questions gave Rita, Helen and Anna the opportunity to discuss their take on designing difference in front of an eager audience,’ Becky Metcalfe, PR Manager Design Centre London

Please follow the links above for more information on these and other projects.


Charlotte Abrahams is the author of three books: Wallpaper, A collection of Modern Prints; Wallpaper the Ultimate Guide and A Place to Live. She is also co-editor of Orla Kiely Home.

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Current Clients

Charlotte works for clients, including:

  • Alto Magazine
  • Aon
  • Clarion Events
  • Crafts Magazine
  • Design Centre Chelsea Harbour
  • Financial Times How to Spend It
  • Guardian Weekend
  • Hi-Arts
  • Living Etc
  • Octopus Publishing
  • Quadrille Publishing
  • Stroud International Textiles
  • Telegraph Magazine
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About Me

Charlotte Abrahams is a freelance writer, curator and editor specialising in design and the applied arts.

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