Heather Shields for Roger Oates Design

Heather Shields for Roger Oates Design

December 5, 2018

Textile designer and weaver Heather Shields is known for her playful approach to colour and pattern. Here she talks to us about the joys of wool, adding textiles to an interior and a chance encounter with our Head of Design, Andy Guard. What first drew you to the art of weaving? Weaving was a complete … Read More

What should I do on my landing?

What should I do on my landing?

November 12, 2018

We talk staircases every day – that’s what we to do. It’s easy for us to come up with the answers but what we have to remember is that you may not be quite as geeky about staircases as we are – we are constantly scrutinising every tread and riser wherever we go. Why not … Read More

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

Hayward & Fairfax – The Design Story

Hayward & Fairfax – The Design Story

August 12, 2018

The Gallery Collection, with its roots in the art world, has become a firm favourite here at Roger Oates so, we thought we would take a closer look at two of its most versatile designs. Hayward and Fairfax (named after the galleries of the same name) are a match woven in heaven, individually they are striking but … Read More

The Gallery Collection

The Gallery Collection

June 12, 2018

The addition of artwork can completely transform a room; adding colour, intrigue and personality while also providing great joy. So, why should art simply be confined to the walls? Our latest collection challenges this preconception, offering up bold art inspired design for your floors. The Gallery Collection draws on the quality and breadth of recent … 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 Botanical

Beautiful Botanical

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