Category Archives: animal print

Silver Leopard Staircase

We recently installed Stanton‘s Felix on a set of floating (or wrap around) stairs. Felix is a wool and nylon loop. Animal print is a very neutral style. It’s true! Take a look at this pattern and see what you think. (Schroeder worked with Heather Hogan Roberts Interiors.)

 

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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!!

 

 

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.

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

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A sisal diamond hall runner from Stark.

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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.

 

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Look how great it looks:

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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.

 

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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!

Famous Designer Series: Madeleine Castaing

We were recently introduced to the work of Madeleine Castaing, a French antique dealer and interior designer. Her designs were original and whimsical and many say she revolutionized the world of decoration and design.

“She used colors and patterns that make you wince when you hear them in the same sentence,” […] “But when you see this house in person, you realize how perfect her taste was.”

BOLD carpet and ECLECTIC wallpaper

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As you can see from these photos, Castaing really did like to mix and match prints in a space. The carpet in these photos are large and bold prints on a white background.  We think that Stark’s Ellipse in black and white is the prefect compliment to Castaing’s carpet. Stark’s bold Ellipse design is both modern and contemporary and would do well in a variety of settings.

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STARK’s Ellipse

These Cole & Son palm wallpaper styles look similar to the wallpaper Castaing has on the walls of the room below. Both of these palm wallpapers have different hues of greens and provide a vibrant and eclectic pattern to a room.

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Cole & Son Wallpaper

TRADITIONAL design with a hint of LEOPARD

 

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These two rooms below scream contradiction but also scream STYLE. We think that Helio’s Leopard nylon carpet is the perfect match to the one in this photo. Let’s get real – everyone needs a little leopard in their life anyways. So why not as your carpet? Oh, you want more? What about this beautiful wool leopard print from Langhorne? Langhorne’s high quality wool broadloom carpet will make any room (and customer) happy. The colors in this leopard pattern are neutral hues that really can be a backdrop to any style of room.

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Do you see something that you like? We’d love to help you with your project! We are located at 704 SouthLamar near downtown Austin. So that we can give you ALL of our attention, we highly suggest that you make an appointment.

As you located in a far, far away city? You can always Google the brands of these carpet and look for dealers in your area!

Inspiration: African Safari

We are ready for safari here at Schroeder! Africa provides some wonderful inspiration for designers. These are some of our favorite products that make us dream of an African safari.

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1) This exotic wallpaper reminds us of a sultry jungle somewhere in Africa. We love the dark background with the bright green and blue palm fronds. Sometimes the unexpected can be the best solution to a room! This wallpaper is Cole & Son’s Palm Jungle.

2) This stunning hardwood floor is DuChateau’s Zimbabwe engineered wood. It is has a natural oiled and a wire brush finish. It has an exotic look that could be perfect for a modern or contemporary room.  (See a photo below of an installation.)

3) This neutral but fun nylon carpet is Helios’ Cheetah print. The neutral colors allow it to go with any room. Nylon is great material because it’s easy to take care of and performances well in high traffic areas. (See a photo below of an installation.)

 

Installation of DuChateau’s Zimbabwe hardwood. This room was designed by one of our partners, Butter Lutz Interiors.

 

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An installation of Helios’ Cheetah carpet:

 

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Sneak Peek: Traditional home in Austin, Texas

We will be taking photos of this beautiful traditional home soon, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek of elegant carpet and installation!

This beautiful custom stair is a 100% wool Couristan. The traditional lattice design is perfect for a staircase.

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This custom area rug is a Couristan wool flat weave. The modern red, beige and off-white stripes in this carpet mixes perfectly with the traditional green and white bedspread and plaid couch cover. The custom red serging on the area rug is the perfect touch.

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STARK Carpet’s Beatrice in White and Blue is perfect for a child’s room or any room. This STARK carpet was made into a custom area rug that measured the whole floor of the room.

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Isn’t this stair runner stunning? This wool tiger print carpet is the PERFECT pattern for a staircase.The owner had a hallway runner custom made from the wool tiger print carpet when she lived out-of-state.  When she moved to Austin, she called Schroeder because she wanted to find the exact same carpet to make a stair runner. Schroeder was able to locate this fantastic carpet and make a custom stair runner for her.

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This cute little doggy was so cute, we had to get a photo of her!

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The blue striped wool carpet from Couristan was used in a boy’s bedroom. This carpet has colors that coordinate with yellow and red.

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This green STARK carpet looks great in a traditional home. Wait to see you the whole room!

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Schroeder is located in Austin near Barton Spring Road and Downtown. Schroeder provides carpet, hardwood floors, wallpaper, tile and custom area rugs. Give us a call today and make an appointment today!