Category Archives: area rugs

emma gardner’s organica in luxe market

emma gardner design‘s Organica wool and silk rug was featured in Luxe magazine’s Luxe Market as a Featured Product. This beautiful area rug can be found in Schroeder Carpet’s showroom located on South Lamar.

emma gardner design rugs are meant to be both practical and stylish. Wool and silk are sturdy fibers that will hold up to a busy household or office. The designs created by Emma Gardner are striking and vibrant and can complement any style of room.

More about the designer Emma Gardner, from “Award-winning designer Emma Gardner, chief designer and principal at emma gardner design, has been creating striking and vibrant rugs for consumers, interior designers and architects since 2002. After a successful career as an editor and illustrator, Emma Gardner applies her celebrated sense of color and composition to creating original rugs that are available through showrooms in 21 North American markets.”

Call Schroeder Carpet today at 512-462-1551 and make an appointment so that you can see this rug or any of her other designs.




Schroeder Goes Robotic!

Take a look at the green faux-grass rug that Schroeder Carpet made for the The Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAI). The AAI hosted its annual conference this week in downtown Austin. The group was in need of a large turf-like area rug so that the robots could play soccer and perform other robot activities. Check it out on KXAN’s news clip:



2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

Pantone has announced 2015’s color of the year: Marsala. “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors,” says Pantone.



Whether you decide to drape your home in the new color of the year or just add a touch a new color, here are our suggestions on how to coordinate and complement MARSALA!


Cole & Son’s Woods Wallpaper:  The black and white trees are a neutral design that looks great with any color especially the earthy marsala. Add marsala colored pillows, throw or duvet to this room scene.


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Photo from New York Times


Custom area rug from Antrim’s wool collection:

Antrim carries a wide variety of thick, warm and rich wool styles. These wools come in broadloom but can be made into any size area rug desired. This room scene from demonstrates the use of a thick, rich wool in a modern room. As you can see, the wool creates an organic earthy tone –  perfect with the color marsala.


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Photo from Style Files


Antrim’s Glory or Woolridge would be great options for a custom area rug in your home.







Schroeder is located near downtown Austin on South Lamar. Call to make an appointment today.



emma gardner design: custom area rugs for a unique you

Emma Gardner Design‘s custom area rug collection is at Schroeder! This collection features vibrant designs that range for geometric to flower designs. Gardner’s area rugs are 100% hand knotted Tibetan wool and silk and certified by GoodWeave. (Side note: GoodWeave’s founder Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for his effort to end child labor.)

Back to Emma! Though each design in her collection has been carefully crafted with an artistic eye, customers can make changes to the size, color and material (wool v silk) so that the rug can perfectly fit the size, mood or use of a space. Customers can even create their own design! With the help of Gardner, you can create your own piece of handcrafted art work.

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Interested in an Emma Gardner Rug? Call us today to make an appointment so that we can help you find the best rug for your home or space!


Schroeder is located near downtown Austin, just south of Barton Springs. Schroeder is a family-owned business and the oldest-known flooring business in Austin and surrounding areas. Call us today to make an appointment! 512-462-1551

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





Happy New Year from Schroeder!

Happy New Year

from Schroeder! 



Did you know that Radiant Orchid is THE color for 2014?













Says Pantone, “[Radiant Orchid] blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”

Start the year off right with a small or BIG hint of orchid in your house.

These Stark designs offer beautiful purple hues similar to radiant orchid. The Stark designs are perfect for a wall-to-wall installation, a custom area rug or even a stair runner!

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Stark’s Ebbe & Flow in Lavender (perfect for a luxurious and silky feeling area rug), Dante Stria in Lavender and Key Stria in Lavender (both perfect for a wall-to-wall installation, a custom area rug or perhaps a stair runner.)

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Barton Creek West: natural oil hardwood floors for living and sitting room

This beautiful living room features Castle Combe‘s natural oil hardwood floors and a custom sisal area rug with navy blue binding.

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A Beautiful Home in Barton Creek West

Schroeder is excited to share with you photos from a recent photo shoot. There are so many photos we will be sharing them with you in the next few posts.

The photos below are our favorite ones from a beautiful home in Barton Creek West. It was designed by one our partner’s Jeanette Van Wicklen of Van Wicklen Design and built by one of our partners Frontera Builders.  The photos are by Trent Lee Photography.


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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.


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.



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.


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.




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


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


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



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!