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Open Days at Roger Oates

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Featured, Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Rugs
Open Days at Roger Oates

A date for your diary. Friday 5th or Saturday 6th June 2015. Roger Oates is offering a rare glimpse into a world not usually accessible to the public. Glimpse Behind the Scenes We invite you to join us for an open day, where you will be able to go behind the scenes at our Herefordshire Studio […]


Why Choose Wool Flooring?

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Stair Runner Advice, Wool
Why Choose Wool Flooring?

Why is wool the ultimate natural fibre for floorcoverings? At Roger Oates we appreciate Henry Moore for his delicate drawings of sheep, we are proud supporters of the Campaign for Wool, and we can talk for hours on the virtues of this wonderful material. To answer the question, there are so many reasons, and here are some of […]


How Do I Care For My Stair Runner?

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Stair Runner Advice
How Do I Care For My Stair Runner?

Your Roger Oates Flatweave runner, once installed, will make a statement and undoubtedly receive lots of admiring glances from your friends. But how do you keep it looking that way? One of the most common questions that we get asked at Roger Oates is “how do I care for my runner?” A flatweave runner will […]


The Perfect Travel Companion

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Stripes
The Perfect Travel Companion

A travel bag that Mary Poppins would be proud to own… The days are getting longer and the skies brighter so it’s time to start thinking of holidays and weekends away.  As well as regularly changing their summer wardrobe some people also like to update their luggage, but we anticipate that once you have one of […]


Tapis D’Avignon Felted Rugs

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Colour, Featured, Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Rugs
Tapis D’Avignon Felted Rugs

Our Tapis D’Avignon felted wool rugs have been a hit since their introduction over 15 years ago. The Tapis range has always been popular as it is wonderfully flexible, allowing every client to create a sumptuously soft felted rug of their very own. The heavily felted Mouflon wool is available in a wide choice of colours ranging […]


What should I do on my landing?

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 in Featured, Stair Runner Advice
What should I do on my landing?

We talk staircases every day – that’s what we to do. It’s easy for us to come up with the answers but what we have to remember is that YOU may not be quite as geeky about staircases as WE are – we are constantly scrutinizing every tread and riser wherever we go. Why not […]


Spring into Colour

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Colour, Featured, New Designs
Spring into Colour

At Roger Oates colour is paramount.   When designing a collection we spend a considerable amount of time refining the shade and balance of colours. Recently we changed our stair runner production to a Cheviot blend of wool which as well as having an inherent spring in the yarn allows the latest colours we have developed […]


Time for Bed…

Time for Bed…

New Bed Linen from Roger Oates Apparently Spring is around the corner but during these cold Winter months, there is nothing more appealing than retreating to your bedroom.  As we spend a third of our lives sleeping, it is definitely worthwhile investing a bit of time and money when designing your bedroom area. The starting […]


Spring Colour from Paris

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Colour, Featured, House Ideas
Spring Colour from Paris

We are just back from Paris, and from Maison & Objet. Our heads are full of ideas from the fresh new colour trends we have seen. There are many emerging interior colour trends for 2015, and this is one of the stongest. Pastels have been around for a few seasons, and it appears they are here to […]


Bavent House

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Architecture, House Ideas
Bavent House

We just had to share these images spotted on Bible of British Taste, and not just because one of our most popular designs Chatham Turkey Red features in this very stylish home. Before we spotted our runner, we were struck by the way this architect designed Norfolk abode and it’s contents have been put together by […]


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