stairs and stripes

The Roger Oates Blog, sharing our passions & inspiration. Often featuring stripes

Roger Oates In Conversation

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Artists, Colour, Designers
Roger Oates In Conversation

Something exciting is happening during the Josef Frank Exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles museum…   Meet Roger Oates, the doyen of artistic rugs and runners, at an evening dedicated to chic and colourful flooring at the Fashion and Textile Museum on Thursday 27 April, 6-8pm. Roger will be in conversation with Giles Kime, Interiors […]


A Closer Look at Kyoto and Kobe

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in Colour, New Designs, Wool
A Closer Look at Kyoto and Kobe

Rather excitingly our new Eastern Collection was recently awarded the accolade of Best Residential Flatweave at The International Wool Carpet & Rug Awards, held by the Campaign for Wool. While we introduced you to the full collection earlier in the year, here; we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to take a closer look at Kyoto and Kobe, two […]


Edited to Perfection

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in At home with..., House Ideas, Stairs
Edited to Perfection

For the next in our ongoing series taking a sneak peek ‘behind the scenes’, we are excited to bring you this interview with Erica Davis, a stylist, fashion journalist, brand consultant, and the creative force behind the award-nominated blog, The Edited. Erica Davies, has over fifteen years experience as Fashion Director on national newspapers and […]


Introducing the Eastern Collection

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Colour, New Designs
Introducing the Eastern Collection

We are excited to introduce you to our new designs, known collectively as The Eastern Collection. Our starting point has been our long term fascination with the tones, textures, culture and history of the East, specifically Japan; out of which grew an interest in a 14th Century Japanese textile technique of space dye, called Kasuri. […]


Roger Oates Winter Sale

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in Rugs, Stairs, Stripes
Roger Oates Winter Sale

The Roger Oates Winter Sale begins on Wednesday 11th January.  We will be discounting many of our runners, ready-made wool rugs and fabrics. This sale is your opportunity to find the perfect Roger Oates addition to your home at a reduced price. There are many reasons why items go into the Roger Oates Clearance Sale, below, we have de-mystified the meaning of slight seconds, […]


Exploring the Wool BnB

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 in Wool
Exploring the Wool BnB

It can’t have escaped your notice that here at Roger Oates Design, we are passionate about wool, and this passion extends to the great work done by Campaign For Wool and its annual Wool Week which is a highlight of our Autumn. Since 2010, CFW has worked tirelessly to inspire, educate and generally champion this […]


Colour of the Year 2017

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in Colour
Colour of the Year 2017

Dulux has announced it’s colour for 2017, Denim Drift , described at their launch as; “a beautiful, timeless and versatile grey-blue’. We couldn’t put it better ourselves.  Here at Roger Oates, we too are incredibly taken with this grey-blue colour palette for exactly the same reasons. So, in honour of this fabulous new arrival for […]


Making An Entrance – Part 2

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in House Ideas
Making An Entrance – Part 2

Here we continue our top tips for making your entrance hall an area of the home that can delight and inspire. The front hall is where we get to shut the door on the hustle and bustle of the outside world. It’s where we greet our guests, it’s the entrance to our own kingdom and the first impression people […]


Making An Entrance – Part 1

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 in House Ideas
Making An Entrance – Part 1

Hallways, often looked upon as somewhere to throw your keys, drop a bag or kick off shoes; it’s the thoroughfare and not the destination of a home. Today, we share Part 1 of our top tips and picks for making an entrance hall a place to saviour, not just to rush through. An entrance hall can be […]


A Long Running Story

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 in At home with..., Featured, Homes, House Ideas, Stairs
A Long Running Story

We are thrilled to bring you another in our series which goes ‘behind the scenes’ of our clients and their runners, you can read the first here. It’s always a pleasure to find out more about our clients and the exciting ways they choose to use our  products, it’s interesting to discover what drew them to Roger […]


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