stairs and stripes

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

Spring!

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 in Colour, Stairs, Stripes
Spring!

Shhhhh, there’s something in the air – we’re whispering as we don’t want to frighten it away but the first signs of Spring have been making themselves known here at Roger Oates HQ. We’re lucky enough to work surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful gardens, perfect for watching the seasons change. Like the rest of the […]


At Home in West London

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in House Ideas, New Designs
At Home in West London

Sometimes here at Roger Oates, we are lucky enough to be involved from the very early stages of a home renovation project. Such projects really excite us as we get to work closely with our client striving to find the perfect runner to match their new home. We are also able to watch and share in their excitement as their vision […]


Wool Works…

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 in Featured, Wool
Wool Works…

Here at Roger Oates, when it comes to our flatweave runners, we believe in the fundamentals – excellent design and expert craftsmanship.  But we also believe that without a worthy raw material, our final product wouldn’t be the industry leader it is. We choose wool. We have previously written about why wool makes the best flooring, but […]


Introducing The New England Collection

Posted on Feb 12, 2016 in Colour, Featured, New Designs
Introducing The New England Collection

A year has passed since the launch of The London Collection and at the time we were thrilled to be able to give you an insight in to the making of it –  from what triggers a concept to (finally) pulling a collection together. Creating a collection takes time, there are lots of steps in the decision making process to get the […]


Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 in Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Rugs
Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas

What type of Christmas shopper are you?  Do you leave everything until the last minute or are you ready for the big day? If you are putting the finishing touches to your home, avoid the high street and look no further than our Online Store –  now with 15% off everything. Order by Friday 18th December […]


Winter Home Shopping Event

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 in Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Rugs
Winter Home Shopping Event

Looking for that perfect gift? Need to get your home ready for the festive season? Visit our Eastnor Studio on Saturday 28th November 2015 and enjoy a mince pie whilst browsing our collections. If you need inspirational ideas and want to avoid the hordes of people on the high street look no further than the Roger […]


History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in History
History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

Over the past 25 years, the term Venetian Flatweave has become synonymous with Roger Oates but the origins of the words are largely unknown. According to historians, the term “Venetian” has nothing to do with Venice as flatweave is never known to have been made in the Italian city. It is thought, however, that the name refers to […]


A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 in History
A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

Floor coverings first started being recorded in historic documents in the early 1700s and can be closely linked to the perception of luxury. Up until this time, people tended to live with exposed floors. Floor coverings brought warmth and comfort, but as they were often used in drawing rooms (where guests were received), they also provided […]


A Bespoke Runner For A Family Home

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 in Homes, House Ideas
A Bespoke Runner For A Family Home

The Cornwell family have long been fans of Roger Oates products having used our runners in several of their previous homes.  When they moved to their most recent home, a Regency property in Cheltenham, they decided to take full advantage of our bespoke service to ensure that they ended up with something unmistakably Roger Oates yet unique to them. […]


Interior Designers Love Roger Oates Runners

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in Designers
Interior Designers Love Roger Oates Runners

Our stripe runners are coveted by interior designers and specified for both large and small projects. Occasionally we are fortunate enough to be able to photograph some of the beautiful houses where our runners have been fitted. Isis Reed Herefordshire based Interior designer Sarah Stewart Smith chose the expressive tonal stripes of Isis Reed (named after […]


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