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

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

Up coming events

Talks: I will be taking part in the Pecha Kucha event, The Secret, The Key at The Geffrye Museum on Thursday 27th April. 6pm onwards. http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/whatson/events/special-events/

Curating: I am now selecting for the September edition of new talent showcase Spotted, which will run at Olympia London as part of Top Drawer Autumn from 10th-12th September 2017, http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/new-talent-sectors/spotted

Curating: I will be hosting Bespoke Walls: How to Commission a Wallpaper with Claire Coles as part of London Craft Week 2017. 4th May, 12noon – 1pm; 1.30-2.30pm. Tickets and venue information are available from www.londoncraftweek.com

Recent Features

Best of British, CRAFTS March/April 2017


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

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

Collect Calls, Louis Thompson CRAFTS Jan/Feb 2017 issue

Into the Woods, Saturday Telegraph Magazine 5th November 2016


The Future Lab, profiles of Matthew Howard and Craig Dunlop, CRAFTS Nov/Dec ’16 issue

Keeping a Cool Headboard, Financial Times How to Spend It September 4th 2016


Just Look Natural, Guardian Weekend May 7th 2016

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


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

I also write regular columns for How to Spend It.com

Recent exhibitions, talks & shows

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 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

Curating: 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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