SO News

October 2015

Our kitchen feature written for ‘The Home’ magazine in Australia. It features Mette Creates (the pic on the left) and WWOO (pic on the right).


July 2015

Melbourne, Australia. Our second year at Decor + Design 2015 this is just Day 1 3 to go!

Laura’s Decor + Design 2015 interview

June 2015

Couldn’t get Phil’s name right, but he’ll take the fame anyway! Also, he met Milou Ket! How design can improve lives Phil Pond speaking at INDEX 2015 in Dubai

We need more female executives, salespeople, All jobs, in the Interiors sector… and we need them NOW!

May 2015

Decor and Design Melbourne 2015 Victoria Redshaw Headlines the International line up

April 2015

Exclusively Housewares – Daily update ⋅ 2 April 2015 – NEWS

Trend forecaster to share insights at Exclusively Housewares MAGAZINE – Trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus will be helping visitors at Exclusively Housewares and its new sister show Exclusively Electrical by identifying ..

March 2015

Victoria outlines the top flooring trends for 2016 on the TISEblog

A great article by Victoria on about dot com

February 2015

Victoria contributed to the Australian Weekly Review Magazine.  It is about the Nature-Luxe trend and the importance of Texture.

January 2015

In partnership once again with Informa USA at TISE (formerly SURFACES) we have published just ahead of this year’s event details of 4 2015 interior design trends. Enjoy them: 

November 2014

Scarlet Opus Inspire at Connection London: Design Trends 2015 and Beyond Connection

The brilliant Phil Pond from Scarlet Opus joined us in our London showroom recently for a talk on ‘Design Trends 2015 and Beyond’.

It was a very informative talk. Phil explained how innovation and design can really change how we work. He also covered ‘uniqueness’ in society as now being something to be praised, both in and out of the workspace.

TISE East 2014 Establishes Strong Foundation In Miami  Nov 11, 2014 – Dallas, TX

Hanley Wood Exhibitions reports that The International Surface Event East (TISE East) posted excellent results in its first year, with 185 exhibiting companies. The event, held October 19 – 22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, drew attendees and exhibitors from over 50 countries, a strong indicator of the industry’s need for an east coast buying event.

“The International Surface Event East attracted a completely new audience, compared to our sister event in Las Vegas. It translated into new business for our exhibitors,” said Dana Teague, Vice President of Hanley Wood Exhibitions. “Our goal from the very beginning was to create a unique trade show experience that allowed attendees to take full advantage of educational offerings, certifications and networking, in addition to the exhibits and buying opportunities.”

The show attracted global audience, including buyers from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China Germany, Italy, Mexico and the Virgin Islands.

On-floor education highlights included “How To Houzz” mini-sessions held in the Social Learning Lab, presented by Houzz Director of Community David Mayer; an Interior Trends & Merchandising Workshop, in which participants created window displays on the show floor, led by trend specialists Victoria Redshaw and Phil Pond of Scarlet Opus was amongst the most successful of the show’s events.


The Interior Design Yearbook 2015 – Including a 6 page design trends forecast from our Lead Futurist, Victoria (pg 182-187)







We work with young entrepreneurs at some excellent Universities and occasionally we get a nice note like this one:


Hi Phil,
Joseph Buglass
FASS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) Enterprise Officer
Lancaster University
From: alice shaw  

Sent: 07 November 2014 13:06
To: Buglass, Joseph
Subject: Chat with Phil


Hi Joe,

Just wanted to say thank you for introducing me to Phil on Monday, I hope I didn’t take up too much of your evening! It was great to chat to him, his advice has been really beneficial already, just working on some new designs involving trending colours etc. so thanks for arranging that :)


October 2014

A great review of the Trend Hub and design intiative by Scarlet Opus at the Flooring Show UK;

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