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

Making An Entrance – Part 1

Making An Entrance – Part 1

August 1, 2017

Hallways, often looked upon as somewhere to throw your keys, drop a bag or kick off shoes; it’s the thoroughfare and not the destination of a home. Today, we share Part 1 of our top tips and picks for making an entrance hall a place to saviour, not just to rush through. An entrance hall can be … 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

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

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

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