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
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
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
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
The new collection is just into production, the results will be ready for photography shortly, so it seems the perfect opportunity to give you a little background. It’s called the London Collection, and contains 4 designs: Flaxman, Fulham, Franklin and Fitzroy, as in the London dialing codes used before telephone numbers were extended. We’ll begin … Read More
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
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Could these be the perfect stripes? They are fresh, vibrant and really well balanced. As this inspirational image of Debora Muller in Jil Sander has adorned out studio wall for some time our opinion would have to be, yes.