Austin NARI’s 2014 Tour of Remodeled Homes: Sat, Oct 18 and Sun Oct 19

Don’t miss this weekend’s Austin NARI’s 2014 Tour of Remodeled Homes!

If you are an Austin Monthly subscriber, you received the NARI Tour Guide with your October issue.


The Tour will take place Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, from 12pm to 6pm

Tickets can be purchased online or on the tour. To buy your tickets now, visit:

A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Wonders & Worries and Partnerships for Children.

Here’s a peek at three houses on the tour that Schroeder was a part of. Enjoy and see you on the tour!




To learn more about NARI, learn about the tour or see other houses on the tour visit Austin’s NARI website.

Schroeder is located at 704 South Lamar, jus south of Barton Hills. Schroeder is a family owned business that has been providing Austin and Central Texas, high-quality flooring products for over 30 years. Make an appointment today!

Austin Home Tours! Austin NARI & Austin AIA

Join Schroeder for two GREAT home tours coming up in October,

Austin’s NARI 2014 Tour of Remodeled Homes and

28th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour






Austin NARI’s 2014 Tour of Remodeled Homes, October 18th & 19th


“Austin NARI’s 2014 Tour of Remodeled Homes is coming! The Tour will take place October 18th & 19th, from 12pm to 6pm each day.

Advance Tickets will be available online beginning October 1st. Advance tickets will be $20, while day-of-show tickets will be $25. Day-of-show tickets will be available for purchase at each home on the Tour.

A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Wonders & Worries and Partnerships for Children.

Austin Monthly subscribers – Watch for the NARI Tour Guide to be delivered with your October issue.

2014 Tour Participants:

The following Austin NARI members have been selected to participate in the 2014 Tour of Remodeled Homes:


28th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour, October 25-26


“Join us at the 28th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour, a showcase of great design by local architects, on October 25-26, 2014. The self-guided tour will feature eleven homes in Austin with both traditional and contemporary designs, as well as renovation and new construction projects.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 the weekend of the tour. Advance tickets may be purchased at Zinger Hardware (4001 N. Lamar), Mockingbird Domestics (2151 S. Lamar), or directly from AIA Austin. Tickets to an individual home will be available for $10 each at each home the weekend of the Tour, cash/check only.

Tickets purchased online by October 16th will be mailed to you. Tickets purchased online after October 16th will be held at the AIA Austin office at Will Call. Prepurchased tickets cannot be picked up at the homes OR at ticket outlets other than AIA Austin.

Tickets are nonrefundable.

Tickets are in the form of wristbands and will give the purchaser access for both Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 10-6 each day.


Congratulations to our 2014 Homes Tour Architects!

A Parallel Architecture
Brian Dillard Architecture
Dick Clark + Associates
FAB Architecture
Forge Craft Architecture + Design
Jay Hargrave, AIA and Jay Corder, AIA
Mell Lawrence Architects
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Specht Harpman
Stuart Sampley Architect
Webber + Studio, Architects

Family Home with a splash of glam!

This house, filled with three young children, is a perfect example of how a family home can still be glamorous. You can see the the touches of glam in every room – rich stones on the fireplace, classic navy blue ceramic tile with brass finishes and gorgeous tile choices in the master bathroom.

The interior of the house was designed by Annie Downing Interiors & Decoration.

This living room fireplace features a stunning herringbone pattern in stone. The material is from Walker Zanger‘s Helsinki Collection in Silver Dusk.


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This little girl’s room features Hibou Home‘s Gymkhana wallpaper. This equestrian themed wallcovering with silhouettes of jumping horses and riders, is perfect for a girl that loves horses! The stunning print will give any room a hint of individuality.


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The boy’s room features Cole & Son’s Hick’s Grand in blue. This bold, large scale design works well for many different rooms besides a boy’s room. The design would also work well in a library, a bedroom, a hallway and really anywhere!


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The master bathroom is simply gorgeous. The natural stone in a herringbone pattern on the floor to the soft gray ceramic tile on the wall, gives this bathroom a jewel-like feel. Isn’t it fabulous?


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The boy’s bathroom has a nautical twist to it. The blue ceramic tile is both on the floor and on the wall. The bath and shower features beveled white subway tile and the fixtures have a brass or gold finish.


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Claire Ave-15


Claire Ave-13


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Photos by our favorite photographer, Trent Lee Photography.

Stair runner: is it right for you?

Many people who have hardwood floors with staircases at some point ask, do I need a stair runner?

For some, a stair runner is a solution to a practical problem. Many customers call to say they have a child that is starting to walk and they are worried they may fall on (or even down) the stairs. Others are concerned about slipping on the wood while going down the stairs or the noise caused by shoes when going up and down stairs.  For all of these concerns, a stair runner is a great solution. Yes, a stair runner is a great way to muffle the sounds and soften wood stairs.

For others, a stair runner is a solution to an aesthetic problem. Some people, just don’t like bare stairs. A stair runners only purpose can be that it warms up the space. Plain wood stairs can be cold and stark. A stair runner can be like eye candy in a living room, a focal point in a hallway and an attention-getter in the foyer.

Stair runners can be practical, fun, whimsical, sophisticated, brazen and beautiful. Schroeder makes custom stair runners. You want wool or nylon? Pink or blue? Flowers or stripes? We have it all AND anything is possible. Take a look at some of the past stair runners we have done for our wonderful clients. Each of these were custom made for the client and installed by our professional team. Enjoy!




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Staircase Rug from Schroeder Carpet






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Most of the photos above were taken by Trent Lee Photography, some with an iPhone. Schroeder is located near downtown Austin just south of Barton Springs. Call us to make an appointment. Let us help you create a fabulous looking set of stairs!!



Media Room: Glamour and Geometrics

Media rooms are a great way to have a little fun with your flooring. This customer was drawn to the geometric design of Nourison’s Manhattan collection. The carpet is 100% New Zealand wool. It’s a thick, cut pile and that feel luxurious under your feet.

Call and make an appointment so that you can learn more about Nourison’s beautiful wool products.


Traditional with a splash of color (and fun)!

We just finished a great photo shoot at a wonderful client’s house. She has an eye for style, color, patterns and more.

Here’s just a quick glimpse of the best of the best. More posts to follow soon!


This room features Stark Carpet’s Embroidery in green.




The bathroom feature’s Couristan’s Chesapeake in Nautical Blue.







This bedroom features Stark Carpet’s Beaton in blue and white.






The stair runner is a looped wool in a tiger print.


A sisal diamond hall runner from Stark.


Emma Gardner Area Rug: Flowers on Water

Below are photos from a recent photo shoot. This room features emma gardner design’s Flowers on Water. This beautiful area rug is 70% silk and 30% wool. It is handmade in Nepal and certified by Goodweave. Goodweave “is recognized for their progressive employment practices and has won numerous awards for excellence from the Nepalese government.” As you can see the flowers are in silk and create an ephemeral look.

emma gardner’s area rugs are a work for art. Her collection features many beautiful designs that range from modern to floral. She can also custom color and design an area rug for you and your space. What about your company’s logo or your dog portrait? Anything is possible. These area rugs are handmade in Nepal in either wool or silk, or both. Each rug is a specially made for you and typically takes 12 – 16 weeks.

If you would like to know more about how you can have an emma gardner area rug, call and make an appointment today.







Photos by Trent Lee Photography





Nourison: Wool stair runner on a staircase

Schroeder recently finished a photo shoot of a beautiful stair runner we installed recently. The custom made stair runner is a Nourison cut-pile wool. This dense and beautiful material is prefect for a stair runner because it will hold up to heavy traffic and clean easily. Call and make an appointment with Schroeder today so that you can find out how you can have a beautiful stair runner just like this!







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Schroeder is a high-end flooring store located near downtown Austin. Call to make an appointment today! 512-462-1551



New Tile Photos

Here are a couple of quick photos of a recent project. We will have professional photos up soon. Enjoy!



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Zebra Staircase: two different ways to carpet the stairs

We recently installed Masland‘s Kenya in Sterling for a client’s set of stairs. We installed both wall-to-wall carpet for a staircase and a stair runner. What’s the difference? Take a look below.

Wall-to-wall carpeting for a stair case:

As you can see in the photo below, the stairs are bare. Our installers have removed the existing carpet and have installed new pad on the tops of the stairs.

In these photos, the installers are in the process of installing the carpet wall-to-wall on the staircase. The carpet is going from wall to wall.



Look how great it looks:







Stair runner:


For the bottom set, the client only needed a stair runner. A stair runner allows you to still enjoy the beauty of the wood while also enjoying the comfort and safety of a stair runner. Like all stair runners, this one is custom made.







Schroeder is located near downtown Austin on South Lamar Boulevard. We are open Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Call and make an appointment so that we can help you find the best solution for your stairs!