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 […]


Stairway to Heaven

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Colour, Designers, Stripes
Stairway to Heaven

As featured in Selvedge Magazine, words by Ptolemy Mann A vibrant, saturated rose pink runner curves down the stairs and hits a mandarin floored landing. This is gorgeous intense colour celebrating an often forgotten part of our interiors; the stairs. For many of us the stairs are the first things that greet us when we come home, […]


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 […]


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’. […]


Colour of the Year?

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Colour
Colour of the Year?

This is Teal – some have put if forward as “Alternative Colour of the Year” following the announcement of the 2014 Pantone shade “Radiant Orchid” Whilst we enjoy Radiant Orchid as much as the next person, we prefer teal’s sophisticated, relaxing blend of green and dark blue. It’s intense, it sits well with many colours […]


Diana Beltran Herrera

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in Artists, Colour
Diana Beltran Herrera

We are currently colouring up some new ideas, and so we have a lot of coloured paper lying about the studio.  Columbian artist Diana Beltran Herrera has inspired us to get creative with that paper.  Fantastic detail and craftsmanship aside – we just love the colours. Each model can take up to 2 weeks to […]


Surrounded

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 in Colour, Image of the week
Surrounded

It’s a new Monday here in the studio – We are surrounded by colour – are you?


Tied up in Knots

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 in Artists, Colour
Tied up in Knots

These incredible little balls of knotted colour are the work of American Artist Cassandra Smith. An on-going project, she paints knots of rope using acrylic colours and amazing attention to detail. We are working on several new things right now, so we are looking at colour all day – of all the things we have […]


Summer of Music

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in Colour, Image of the week
Summer of Music

Branding agency KentLyons are behind BBC Asian Networks ‘Summer of Music’ identity. The video of vibrant coloured powder exploding to music is rather compelling.


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