A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way

My latest book is out now, 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

Press coverage:

Red, 20th October http://www.redonline.co.uk/health-self/self/the-beginners-guide-to-hygge

The Times, 14th October

Marie Claire Australia, November issue

Simple Things, 1st October

Scottish Herald, 25th September


Daily Mail, 4th September

STELLA Magazine, 28th August


Metro, 25th August METRO 25 August 2016

I was interviewed on the World Service News Hour on 17th August – you can listen to the podcast here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0450nhr 

The Guardian, 11th June


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

Up coming events

Book signing, reading and Q&A at Christmas Steps Gallery Bristol, 3pm Saturday 3rd December

Curating: I am now selecting for the spring edition of new talent showcase Spotted which will run as part of Top Drawer Spring 15th-17th January 2017 at Olympia London, http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/new-talent-sectors/spotted

Recent Features

Into the Woods, Saturday Telegraph Magazine 5th November


The Future Lab, profiles of Matthew Howard and Craig Dunlop, CRAFTS Nov/Dec issue

Keeping a Cool Headboard, Financial Times How to Spend It September 4th http://howtospendit.ft.com/furniture/112383-headboards-elevated-to-works-of-art

Just Look Natural, Guardian Weekend May 7th

Highly Irregular, How to Spend It April 16th 2016 372_Disrupted_forms_2halfs.rc

The Cult Shop, Monologue London, How to Spend It April 16th 2016 372_CS_monologue_IS

Floored Genius. How to Spend It 2nd April 2016 367_Painterly_Rugs3IS

Dolls’ Houses, Past Masters, How to Spend It 6th February 2016 http://howtospendit.ft.com/home-accessories/100391-dolls-houses

Perfect Weekend Rabih Hage, How to Spend It 9th January 2016 361_PW_Rabih_HageZA

Need to Now, How to Spend It.com - www.howtospendit.ft.com/need-to-now

The Bespokesperson, How to Spend It.com www.howtospendit.ft.com/the-bespokesperson

Ecquisitions, How to Spend It.com - www.howtospendit.ft.com/e-cquisitions

Reconnoisseur, How to Spend It.com - http://howtospendit.ft.com/style/93031-spats-boots

Recent exhibitions, talks & shows

The Craft of Wallpaper, sponsored by Graham & Brown in association with London Craft Week at the Geffrye Museum Featuring work by Claire Coles, Elise Menghini, Helen Morley, Graham & Brown, Identity Papers, Juliet Chadwick, Linda Florence, Erica Wakerly and Fromental.

‘Another triumph for curator Charlotte Abrahams,’ Barbara Chandler

‘My London Craft Week highlight,‘ Richard Edwards, Arts Council England

Talks: Panel Discussion, Is the role of the hand more or less relevant in the digital world? with Julian Stair and Fred Baier, Contemporary Applied Arts 5th May, 2016 as part of London Craft Week. Conversations in Design, London Design Week 2016. 

In conversation with Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham of cult pattern company Patternity discussing the inspirational power of pattern. https://accessgreatdesign.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/right-here-right-now-with-charlotte-abrahams-3/

A Life in Wallpaper at Norwich University of the Arts, 21st January 2016

Curating: Guest curator for Crafty Fox Spring 2016 Markets http://www.craftyfoxmarket.co.uk/

The 12th edition of new design showcase Spotted, featuring 41 new brands, drew the crowds at Top Drawer Autumn in September 2016.


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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