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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.




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

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





emma gardner design area rug on the loom

Take a look at an emma gardner design area rug that’s 85% finished and on the loom in Nepal. One of our clients ordered emma gardner design’s Flower on Water hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk in orange, blue and silk. This gorgeous handmade area rug is currently in Nepal and will be on its way to us and our client soon! We will post a final photo of this area rug once it has been installed.





Colors for the New Year!

Pantone’s color report for 2013 is out and the new colors are beautiful and vibrant! They symbolize a balancing act between classic and new, vibrant and grounded colors. These hues are meant for us to find a sense of calm and tranquility in our hectic and busy lives.

2013’s colors: Dusk Blue, Emerald, Grayed Jade, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, African Violet, Linen, Monaco Blue, Nectarine and Poppy Red.




Although these colors are fashion colors, they can easily be translated into your house. How? Here are our top four colors and the products that we think would complement them well.


#1 Emerald

Emerald is THE color of the year. Expect to see this green hue on the catwalk and at home! Emerald is a sophisticated color that is lively and radiant. Not only does the color bring us closer to Mother Nature but it also gives a sense of well-being.


The color emerald is paired with two funky wallpapers: palm trees and malachite. Wallpaper can be eclectic and fun! This beautiful hardwood floor by DuChateau showcases the natural patterns and beauty of wood. All these products are available at Schroeder.


#2 Nectarine

Nectarine is reminiscent of 2012’s color of the year (Tangerine Tango), though Nectarine is a little more muted and soft. The color can also be described as a citrus color with undertones of coral. This color can easily stand alone in a room or it can be an accent such as wallpaper, area rug or accent pillows.



This orange hue is paired with an orange Missoni sisal rug and a coral Moroccan-inspired wallpaper. Also shown is emma gardner‘s area rug. This beautiful rug is hand-knotted Tibetan wool and Chinese silk and can be custom made into any size and is available at Schroeder.

#3 Monaco Blue

Monaco Blue is a classic color. The blue hue is soft and restrained yet vibrant and cheerful. This is the perfect color to pair with any of the colors mentioned above as it goes with all of them. Monaco Blue represents stability and serenity in any room.


Monaco Blue is paired with a greek key designed blue wool carpet from STARK and a geometric blue wallpaper. This exotic-looking hardwood from DuChateau is two toned and makes for a dramatic yet beautiful floor. All of the products are available at Schroedrer.

#4 Lemon Zest

Lemon Zest is a beautiful and bright hue of yellow. It can add a refreshing element to any room. This lively color can be paired with basic colors to add happiness and cheer. We think that Lemon Zest is going to be big in 2013!


This beautiful yellow hue is paired with two modern wallpapers. Today’s wallpaper isn’t just stripes and flowers but exciting and modern designs! Also paired with Lemon Zest is a wool area rug that would bring a cheerful lift to a room! All the products are available at Schroeder.


Clean lines and elegance

We wanted to share some of our newest photos from a recent photo shoot. Our client loves clean lines and elegance. With support from Schroeder she was able to create a fresh look to her home. These photos feature emma gardner’s beautiful handmade rugs, Navarre’s oiled oak hardwood floors, Cole & Son non-traditional wallpaper and quirky and fun tiles. Enjoy!

emma gardner’s flow area rug paired with Navarre’s Montauban oak


This beautiful wallpaper adds a little splash to the entry way!


All photos by Trent Lee Photography

emma gardner design

Emma's rugs are handmade of silk and wool.


Award-winning designer Emma Gardner of emma gardner design, llc visited Schroeder to showcase her beautiful handmade silk and wool rugs. Her rugs are hand carded, hand spun and pot dyed and made of Tibetan or New Zealand wool or silk. They are hand-knotted to produce rugs with a unique luster and lifelong durability. Her rugs can also be tailored to the customer’s wish including a a specific design and specific colors. Visit Schroeder today and experience in person her beautiful handmade rugs.


Emma Gardner talks with a local designer.

Emma Gardner talks with local designers about her work.

Designers discuss Emma Gardner's handmade rugs.