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

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