stairs and stripes

The Roger Oates Blog, sharing our passions & inspirations.
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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 […]


Rugs and Wall-To-Wall Carpets

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Stair Runner Advice
Rugs and Wall-To-Wall Carpets

Our name is synonymous with Venetian flatweave stair runners. However, there is a lot more to our runners than you might think.   The narrow widths of flatweave can be joined to create area rugs of almost any dimension and larger pieces for wall-to-wall carpet installations enabling the design used on the stairs to also be used in hallways and […]


Heritage Runners

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 in New Designs, Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Rugs
Heritage Runners

Just launched, a new project that has had us revisiting our extensive archive of designs. New Roger Oates Heritage Runners are 100% wool runners produced in very limited quantities. Created from our Venetian Flatweave these narrow width runners are woven and hand finished in the UK. Heritage Runners are an easy way to add colour, stripes and texture […]


Summer Brights

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in Colour, Featured, New Designs
Summer Brights

Let The Sun Shine Despite the changeable weather the British summer is bringing us some long hazy evenings. Thoughts of far away climes have been inspiring us to inject some Summer brights into our colour palettes. Bespoke Runners At Roger Oates we can work with you to create your very own bespoke runner.  Adapt one of our current designs, or […]


The Making Of A Roger Oates Runner

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 in Featured, Stripes
The Making Of A Roger Oates Runner

A rare glimpse into some of the work that goes into making a Roger Oates flatweave runner.  


The Roger Oates Summer Sale

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in Stairs, Stripes
The Roger Oates Summer Sale

Looking for a Roger Oates stair runner or rug at a greatly reduced price?  The Roger Oates Summer Sale starts on Wednesday 10th June.  It’s full of discounted clearance runners, ready-made wool rugs and fabrics. Why do items go into the Roger Oates Clearance Sale? Below, we have de-mystified the meaning of slight seconds, over-runs, trial pieces and […]


Open Days at Roger Oates

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Colour, 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. Open 10.00am – 4.00pm. Glimpse Behind the Scenes We invite you to join us for an open day, where you will be able to go behind the scenes […]


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 […]


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