stairs and stripes

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

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 […]


Roger Oates Summer Sale

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in Rugs, Stairs, Stripes
Roger Oates Summer Sale

The Roger Oates Summer Sale begins on Wednesday 8th June.  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 you 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, […]


Throw in some Summer Adventures

Posted on May 23, 2016 in Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Stripes, Wool
Throw in some Summer Adventures

If you are a regular reader of our blog, it can’t have slipped your notice that we at Roger Oates are obsessed with finely crafted stripes (hint: it’s in our blogs name). It turns out fans of our runners have a soft spot for vertical lines of colour too, of course they do, they are […]


Open Days at Roger Oates

Posted on May 6, 2016 in Colour, Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Rugs
Open Days at Roger Oates

On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May 2016, we are throwing our doors open to the public! We’d love for you to join us between 10.00am – 4.00pm, so make room in your diary. Glimpse Behind the Scenes You’ll be able to ask us questions and discover more about what we do, from the initial design concept to the finished product. […]


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 At home with..., 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 […]


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