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

At Home in West London

At Home in West London

April 4, 2016

Sometimes here at Roger Oates, we are lucky enough to be involved from the very early stages of a home renovation project. Such projects really excite us as we get to work closely with our client striving to find the perfect runner to match their new home. We are also able to watch and share in their excitement as their vision … 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

Summer Brights

Summer Brights

July 17, 2015

Let The Sun Shine Despite the changeable weather the British summer is bringing us some long hazy evenings. Thoughts of far away climes have been inspiring us to inject some Summer brights into our colour palettes. Bespoke Runners At Roger Oates we can work with you to create your very own bespoke runner.  Adapt one of our current designs, or … 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

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

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

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