A Closer Look at Kyoto and Kobe

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in Colour, New Designs, Wool
A Closer Look at Kyoto and Kobe

Rather excitingly our new Eastern Collection was recently awarded the accolade of Best Residential Flatweave at The International Wool Floor Show, held by the Campaign for Wool While we introduced you to the full collection earlier in the year, here; we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to take a closer look at Kyoto and Kobe, two of the […]


Introducing the Eastern Collection

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Colour, New Designs
Introducing the Eastern Collection

We are excited to introduce you to our new designs, known collectively as The Eastern Collection. Our starting point has been our long term fascination with the tones, textures, culture and history of the East, specifically Japan; out of which grew an interest in a 14th Century Japanese textile technique of space dye, called Kasuri. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in New Designs, Stripes
Christmas Gift Ideas

Yikes! It’s that time of year again, the impossible Christmas gift list. It definitely seems to be coming round more quickly each year.  If you need inspirational ideas and want to avoid the hordes of people on the high street then look no further than the new Roger Oates Lifestyle Store.  You can purchase the perfect Roger Oates […]


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 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’. […]


Monochrome Battista

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in Architecture, Monochrome, Stripes
Monochrome Battista

We are currently flat out in the studio finalising the new Roger Oates Collection for later this year.  Though we are almost there, it’s Monday and we couldn’t resist a little look at some monochrome architecture… We have just spotted these soft stripes and check patterns  of the “Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista” a church […]


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