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

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