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

Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas

Getting Your Home Ready For Christmas

December 10, 2015

What type of Christmas shopper are you?  Do you leave everything until the last minute or are you ready for the big day? If you are putting the finishing touches to your home, avoid the high street and look no further than our Online Store –  now with 15% off everything. Order by Friday 18th December … Read More

Winter Home Shopping Event

Winter Home Shopping Event

November 20, 2015

Looking for that perfect gift? Need to get your home ready for the festive season? Visit our Eastnor Studio on Saturday 28th November 2015 and enjoy a mince pie whilst browsing our collections. If you need inspirational ideas and want to avoid the hordes of people on the high street look no further than the Roger … Read More

History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

November 9, 2015

Over the past 25 years, the term Venetian Flatweave has become synonymous with Roger Oates but the origins of the words are largely unknown. According to historians, the term “Venetian” has nothing to do with Venice as flatweave is never known to have been made in the Italian city. It is thought, however, that the name refers to … Read More

A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

October 22, 2015

Floor coverings first started being recorded in historic documents in the early 1700s and can be closely linked to the perception of luxury. Up until this time, people tended to live with exposed floors. Floor coverings brought warmth and comfort, but as they were often used in drawing rooms (where guests were received), they also provided … Read More

A Bespoke Runner For A Family Home

A Bespoke Runner For A Family Home

September 11, 2015

The Cornwell family have long been fans of Roger Oates products having used our runners in several of their previous homes.  When they moved to their most recent home, a Regency property in Cheltenham, they decided to take full advantage of our bespoke service to ensure that they ended up with something unmistakably Roger Oates yet unique to them. … Read More

Interior Designers Love Roger Oates Runners

Interior Designers Love Roger Oates Runners

August 28, 2015

Our stripe runners are coveted by interior designers and specified for both large and small projects. Occasionally we are fortunate enough to be able to photograph some of the beautiful houses where our runners have been fitted. Isis Reed Herefordshire based Interior designer Sarah Stewart Smith chose the expressive tonal stripes of Isis Reed (named after … Read More