A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way

My latest book is out now, published by Trapeze. The paperback version is out in September 2017


‘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

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

Judging: I will be on the judging panel for New Designers of the Year Award 2017 http://www.newdesigners.com/awards/

Talks: I will be doing an evening talk/workshop about hygge with Psychologies Magazine on 10th October 2017. More details to come.

Recent Features

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.com

Recent exhibitions, talks & shows

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

Curating: 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 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/new-talent-sectors/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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