Yes, rugs and runners can be edgy too. I’ve just been convinced by these beautiful images of Abigail Ahern’s stunning home. And stars of the show are a new collection of rugs and runners she has designed in collaboration with Andy Guard, Head of Design at Roger Oates. Renowned for their signature stripe runners and rugs in vibrant colours and sophisticated neutrals, Roger Oates Design has been dramatically seduced by ‘the dark side’, creating a capsule flatweave flooring collection in deep, mysterious shades for Autumn 2018.
Stairs: Malton Cinder, Hall: Masai Smoke
‘Having been a long term fan of Roger Oates for ages its been my absolute delight, dream and pleasure to collaborate with them on this most beautiful collection of runners and rugs. The quality of the wool adds the most perfect luxurious touch to any hall or staircase and makes this space so much more than somewhere to just drop off your keys and walk through. I now actually want to linger longer in mine, it’s the biggest game changer for hallways. ‘
Malton Cinder 105cm x 350cm £1307
Masai Smoke 280cm x 200cm £1380
Kobe Plum Rug 180cm x 240cm £1226
The capsule collection comprises 4 designs woven in existing colours from the Roger Oates yarn chain but in a very different combination to create an entirely different moody ambiance.
From left to right
Masai Smoke: often the smallest change can make the biggest difference. Simply substituting the original pale highlight with a rich plum shade gives this classic design a new twist.
Malton Cinder: the combination of dark jewel tones against a dark smoke herringbone backdrop transforms this tribal design into something rich and indulgent.
Fitzroy Rosebriar: a departure from the original bright and monochrome colourways, the new hue consists of soft tonal stripes with a rich intense border.
Kobe Plum: re-worked with an unusual dark weft, drawing out the saturated colours found in the warp, as well as hi-lighting the flecks of antique rose and plum.
Available from Roger Oates Design