Abigail Ahern for Roger Oates Design

Abigail Ahern for Roger Oates Design

September 16, 2018

Queen of cool Abigail Ahern talks to us about her influences, decorating with dark colour and our brand new collaboration of runners and rugs. You are renowned for your dark mysterious palette, when did you first go over to the dark side? I experimented with the smallest wall in the house, an alcove in fact … Read More

Beautiful Botanic

Beautiful Botanic

October 6, 2017

So, it has been another typically, unpredictable British Summer; glorious sunshine one day and dodging rain storms the next. On those sunny days, the whole country seems to want to grab a rug and head outside; while when the rain pours down the only thing to do is to hide under that same blanket, and await … Read More

Roger Oates In Conversation

Roger Oates In Conversation

April 19, 2017

Something exciting is happening during the Josef Frank Exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles museum…   Meet Roger Oates, the doyen of artistic rugs and runners, at an evening dedicated to chic and colourful flooring at the Fashion and Textile Museum on Thursday 27 April, 6-8pm. Roger will be in conversation with Giles Kime, Interiors … Read More

Exploring the Wool BnB

Exploring the Wool BnB

October 14, 2016

It can’t have escaped your notice that here at Roger Oates Design, we are passionate about wool, and this passion extends to the great work done by Campaign For Wool and its annual Wool Week which is a highlight of our Autumn. Since 2010, CFW has worked tirelessly to inspire, educate and generally champion this … Read More

Open Days at Roger Oates

Open Days at Roger Oates

May 6, 2016

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. … Read More

Introducing The New England Collection

Introducing The New England Collection

February 12, 2016

A year has passed since the launch of The London Collection and at the time we were thrilled to be able to give you an insight in to the making of it –  from what triggers a concept to (finally) pulling a collection together. Creating a collection takes time, there are lots of steps in the decision making process to get the … Read More

Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas

Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas

December 10, 2015

What type of Christmas shopper are you?  Do you leave everything until the last minute or are you ready for the big day? If you are putting the finishing touches to your home, avoid the high street and look no further than our Online Store –  now with 15% off everything. Order by Friday 18th December … Read More

Winter Home Shopping Event

Winter Home Shopping Event

November 20, 2015

Looking for that perfect gift? Need to get your home ready for the festive season? Visit our Eastnor Studio on Saturday 28th November 2015 and enjoy a mince pie whilst browsing our collections. If you need inspirational ideas and want to avoid the hordes of people on the high street look no further than the Roger … Read More

History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

November 9, 2015

Over the past 25 years, the term Venetian Flatweave has become synonymous with Roger Oates but the origins of the words are largely unknown. According to historians, the term “Venetian” has nothing to do with Venice as flatweave is never known to have been made in the Italian city. It is thought, however, that the name refers to … Read More

A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

October 22, 2015

Floor coverings first started being recorded in historic documents in the early 1700s and can be closely linked to the perception of luxury. Up until this time, people tended to live with exposed floors. Floor coverings brought warmth and comfort, but as they were often used in drawing rooms (where guests were received), they also provided … Read More