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

European Year of Cultural Heritage

European Year of Cultural Heritage

May 14, 2018

Roger Oates Design is offering a rare glimpse into a world not usually accessible to the public. On Thursday 24th May we will be opening our doors by taking part in Eastnor Castle & Village Open Day, as part of European Year of Cultural Heritage. Come and discover more about what we do and see weaving demonstrations in … 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

Making An Entrance – Part 2

Making An Entrance – Part 2

August 19, 2017

Here we continue our top tips for making your entrance hall an area of the home that can delight and inspire. The front hall is where we get to shut the door on the hustle and bustle of the outside world. It’s where we greet our guests, it’s the entrance to our own kingdom and the first impression people … Read More

Interior Designer Profile: Salvesen Graham

Interior Designer Profile: Salvesen Graham

May 31, 2017

This time in our series of ‘behind the scenes’ posts, we’re excited to be talking to the design duo behind Salvesen Graham, Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham. With a combined 20 years’ experience, specialising in classic interiors with a modern twist, who better to quiz about their design inspiration, style and favourite places to shop? How long have … 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

Edited to Perfection

Edited to Perfection

February 23, 2017

For the next in our ongoing series taking a sneak peek ‘behind the scenes’, we are excited to bring you this interview with Erica Davis, a stylist, fashion journalist, brand consultant, and the creative force behind the award-nominated blog, The Edited. Erica Davies, has over fifteen years experience as Fashion Director on national newspapers and … Read More

A Long Running Story

A Long Running Story

July 16, 2016

We are thrilled to bring you another in our series which goes ‘behind the scenes’ of our clients and their runners, you can read the first here. It’s always a pleasure to find out more about our clients and the exciting ways they choose to use our  products, it’s interesting to discover what drew them to Roger … Read More

Wool Works…

Wool Works…

March 6, 2016

Here at Roger Oates, when it comes to our flatweave runners, we believe in the fundamentals – excellent design and expert craftsmanship.  But we also believe that without a worthy raw material, our final product wouldn’t be the industry leader it is. We choose wool. We have previously written about why wool makes the best flooring, but … 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