What should I do on my landing?

What should I do on my landing?

March 13, 2015

We talk staircases every day – that’s what we to do. It’s easy for us to come up with the answers but what we have to remember is that YOU may not be quite as geeky about staircases as WE are – we are constantly scrutinizing every tread and riser wherever we go. Why not … Read More

Spring into Colour

Spring into Colour

February 27, 2015

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 … Read More

Time for Bed…

Time for Bed…

February 13, 2015

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 … Read More

Spring Colour from Paris

Spring Colour from Paris

January 30, 2015

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 … Read More

Bavent House

Bavent House

January 16, 2015

We just had to share these images spotted on Bible of British Taste, and not just because one of our most popular designs Chatham Turkey Red features in this very stylish home. Before we spotted our runner, we were struck by the way this architect designed Norfolk abode and it’s contents have been put together by … Read More

Red Red Red…

Red Red Red…

December 12, 2014

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 … Read More

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

November 28, 2014

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 … Read More

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

November 14, 2014

Decorating ideas that are not just for Christmas Phew! Halloween and Bonfire Night are over and now is the calm before the storm – the perfect time to add a few finishing touches to your home that will last well beyond Christmas. First impressions mean everything and a textured rug can instantly add colour and interest transforming a … Read More

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

October 24, 2014

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, … Read More

Making the London Collection – Part 3

Making the London Collection – Part 3

August 6, 2014

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 … Read More