A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way

The paperback version of my latest book is out on 21st September 2017, published by Trapeze


‘Abrahams’ Hygge could fill the Norwegian Wood hole this Christmas’  Bea Carvalho, non fiction buyer for Waterstones.

an involving and disarming personal evocation of how the Hygge concept has influenced the writer’s life,‘ Jo Cranford, The Erotic Review

‘Thoughtful and very personal,’ India Knight, Sunday Times Magazine

A delight for the mind, soul and heart! Wonderful writing, a touchy cover and rich details of a hygge life.’ Mari Balsama Wilson, Made on Holiday

‘One of the best,’ Yorkshire Post

For publicity enquires contact Mark McGinlay, mark.mcginlay@orionbooks.co.uk

Up coming events

Talks: Exploring Hygge: Celebrating the Simple Things in Life. Join me for an evening talk/workshop about hygge with Psychologies Magazine on 10th October 2017 at Conway Hall, London WC1. http://www.nowliveevents.org/past-events/

Curating: The January 2018 edition of new talent showcase Spotted will run at Olympia London as part of Top Drawer Spring from 14th-16th January 2018, featuring 40 new, design-led brands.  http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/new-talent-sectors/spotted

Recent Features

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

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

Working Glass Hero, How to Spend It, 18th February 2017 

Reclaim to Fame, How to Spend It, 4th February 2017

Collect Calls, Louis Thompson CRAFTS, Jan/Feb 2017 issue

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: 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 autumn 2017 edition of Spotted drew the crowds at Top Drawer Autumn in September. I am now selecting for the January 2018 edition. 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 Kucha 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

Curating: The 12th edition of new design showcase Spotted, featuring 41 new brands, drew the crowds at Top Drawer Spring 2017. http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/spotted

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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