Sofia Charalambous on her bathroom wish list and trends in 2023

InsightFeatures Thu 27th Oct 2022 by KBBFocus

Sofia Charalambous on her bathroom wish list and trends in 2023

Sofia Charalambous on her bathroom wish list and trends in 2023

Origins Living sales & marketing director Sofia Charalambous reveals her wish list, her bucket list and what bathroom trends she sees coming next in 2023.

Q: Tell us about the latest products at Origins Living – if you had to pick a favourite, what would it be?
A: We’re launching a fabulous collection of new products for 2023, including a modern versatile range of black open storage. We're also super thrilled to be introducing our new Kenji range of eco-friendly bamboo mirrors. And we’re adding my very favourite finish ‘bronze’ to our best-selling range of Docklands mirrors.

The new Kenji bamboo bathroom mirror at Origins Living – crafted from sustainable bamboo and available in 60cm and 80cm round versions, and a 60 x 80cm rectangular version

Q: What key bathroom accessories trends are you seeing coming through for 2023?
A: Our sales insights have identified the following trends:
* Sales of our brushed bronze finished mirrors have doubled.
* Brushed Nickel has increased by 60% in 2022 compared to the year before.
* And from our January 2022 launch, we can reveal that knurled brass accessories and curved mirrors are trending.

The Docklands Round mirror in Brushed Bronze – available from Origins Living in 60cm and 80cm round versions, a 50 x 60cm capsule version, and 40 x 70cm and 50 x 80cm rectangular versions

Q: How about bathroom trends in general? 
A: We're seeing that consumers are looking to transform their bathrooms into a spa-style retreat. Connecting with our outside environment has increased the popularity of natural materials such as bamboo and wooden furniture. And they're experimenting with 'wow' wallpaper – especially in cloakrooms.

Q: If you were to re-design your own bathroom, what would you change? 
A: That’s a difficult question, because being in the industry, I see new ideas all the time, so I really want to change it every week. Saying that, I would probably remove the wall between the bedroom and bathroom and make the space into a relaxation area, with some seating. I'd also use a lot more wood and marble and introduce a botanical theme with green into the scheme – but it’s really more about the decoration than the actual sanitaryware.

Q: What would be top of your wish list?
A: Marble, marble and more marble…

Q: What inspires your work?
A: Inspiration for me comes in many forms. Anything can spark my imagination – taking a walk in the forest, the pattern and colour of leaves, the shape of trees, a pattern in the sky. I’m a lover of all things Greek (as you would expect) and Japanese architecture.

Q: Name an activity on your bucket list 
A: A trip on the Orient Express from London to Venice, dressed in 1930s-style clothes.

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