Tapis D’Avignon Felted Rugs

Tapis D’Avignon Felted Rugs

March 27, 2015

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 … 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

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

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

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 2

Making The London Collection – Part 2

July 24, 2014

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 … Read More

Roger Oates Collection 2014 Preview

Roger Oates Collection 2014 Preview

May 1, 2014

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’. … Read More

Colour of the Year?

Colour of the Year?

January 20, 2014

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 … Read More

Diana Beltran Herrera

Diana Beltran Herrera

November 6, 2013

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 … Read More

Surrounded

Surrounded

September 23, 2013

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