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 […]


Red Red Red…

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Colour, Featured, Stairs
Red Red Red…

Carmine, Crimson, Raspberry, Ruby, Scarlet. Call it what you will, it’s red, and undoubtedly for Roger Oates, it’s one of our most important colours. Of course neutral shades play a crucial part in our collection but when it comes to stairs, red is number one.  Many of our best known, longest-running, favourite designs are predominantly […]


Making the London Collection – Part 3

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured, New Designs
Making the London Collection – Part 3

Fitzroy - A Stair Runner With Wow Factor The design process varies from one person to the next,  for us it quite often varies from design to design.   There are no rules, there is no set path to follow.  When conceiving a design, we begin with an unadulterated idea.  Something very raw and often really off-the-wall. We […]


Making The London Collection – Part 2

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Colour, Featured, New Designs
Making The London Collection – Part 2

How Do Roger Oates Design a New Collection? We began with a question. What does a modern border look like? The design ‘Franklin’ is composed of two main elements.  The giant stripe design is the less complicated element, it took only about ten samples to arrive at the final version. Ten samples is pretty fast […]


Making The London Collection – Part 1

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in Featured, New Designs
Making The London Collection – Part 1

The new collection is just into production, the results will be ready for photography shortly, so it seems the perfect opportunity to give you a little background. It’s called the London Collection, and contains 4 designs: Flaxman, Fulham, Franklin and Fitzroy, as in the London dialing codes used before telephone numbers were extended. We’ll begin […]


Roger Oates Collection 2014 Preview

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Colour, Featured, Monochrome
Roger Oates Collection 2014 Preview

So hello again world, we’ve been a little quiet on Stairs and Stripes recently. This is mainly due to two reasons, finalising this years new flooring collection (alongside our upcoming new upholstery and accessory fabrics) and our obsession with Monochrome – the quest to get the new black and white designs to sit ‘just right’. […]


Contradiction of Silence

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Designers, Featured
Contradiction of Silence

See here for Alexander Ekman’s video for Bolon’s new collection “Silence”


The Perfect Stripes?

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured, Image of the week
The Perfect Stripes?

Could these be the perfect stripes? They are fresh, vibrant and really well balanced.  As this inspirational image of Debora Muller in Jil Sander has adorned out studio wall for some time our opinion would have to be, yes.


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