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

The Interest of Pinterest

The Interest of Pinterest

May 12, 2017

It seems like these days if you’re starting a new interiors project, the first thing to do is to set up a new Pinterest board. Whether you’re going it alone or working with a designer, creating a board can help pull colours together, solidify ideas, and sometimes take you in a completely different direction. It … 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

A Closer Look at Kyoto and Kobe

A Closer Look at Kyoto and Kobe

March 25, 2017

Rather excitingly our new Eastern Collection was recently awarded the accolade of Best Residential Flatweave at The International Wool Carpet & Rug Awards, 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 … Read More

Introducing the Eastern Collection

Introducing the Eastern Collection

February 1, 2017

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. … Read More

Colour of the Year 2017

Colour of the Year 2017

September 12, 2016

Dulux has announced it’s colour for 2017, Denim Drift , described at their launch as; “a beautiful, timeless and versatile grey-blue’. We couldn’t put it better ourselves.  Here at Roger Oates, we too are incredibly taken with this grey-blue colour palette for exactly the same reasons. So, in honour of this fabulous new arrival for … 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

Spring!

Spring!

April 21, 2016

Shhhhh, there’s something in the air – we’re whispering as we don’t want to frighten it away but the first signs of Spring have been making themselves known here at Roger Oates HQ. We’re lucky enough to work surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful gardens, perfect for watching the seasons change. Like the rest of the … 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