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

Exploring the Wool BnB

Exploring the Wool BnB

October 14, 2016

It can’t have escaped your notice that here at Roger Oates Design, we are passionate about wool, and this passion extends to the great work done by Campaign For Wool and its annual Wool Week which is a highlight of our Autumn. Since 2010, CFW has worked tirelessly to inspire, educate and generally champion this … Read More

Colour of the Year 2017

Colour of the Year 2017

September 12, 2016

Dulux has announced it’s colour for 2017, Denim Drift , described at their launch as; “a beautiful, timeless and versatile grey-blue’. We couldn’t put it better ourselves.  Here at Roger Oates, we too are incredibly taken with this grey-blue colour palette for exactly the same reasons. So, in honour of this fabulous new arrival for … 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

Throw in some Summer Adventures

Throw in some Summer Adventures

May 23, 2016

If you are a regular reader of our blog, it can’t have slipped your notice that we at Roger Oates are obsessed with finely crafted stripes (hint: it’s in our blogs name). It turns out fans of our runners have a soft spot for vertical lines of colour too, of course they do, they are … Read More

Open Days at Roger Oates

Open Days at Roger Oates

May 6, 2016

On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May 2016, we are throwing our doors open to the public! We’d love for you to join us between 10.00am – 4.00pm, so make room in your diary. Glimpse Behind the Scenes You’ll be able to ask us questions and discover more about what we do, from the initial design concept to the finished product. … Read More

Spring!

Spring!

April 21, 2016

Shhhhh, there’s something in the air – we’re whispering as we don’t want to frighten it away but the first signs of Spring have been making themselves known here at Roger Oates HQ. We’re lucky enough to work surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful gardens, perfect for watching the seasons change. Like the rest of the … 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

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