Category Archives: hardwood floors

Hardwood Beauty: natural character creates a beautiful floor

In this recent project by Butter Lutz, one can see how natural hardwood, that shows character and variation, is a beautiful addition to a home. The hardwood featured in this house is DuChateau. DuChateau’s floor are made to showcase the inherent variations that come in natural wood. Varied color gradients, coupled with natural streaks gives the wood life and character.

Schroeder also did a beautiful parquet entrance. Made from the same wood, this detailed design draws the eye in to give an added element of beauty. Scroll down to view. Enjoy!




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Thank you to Butter Lutz for sharing their photos. Photos by Patrick Wong.

Celebrity Style Corner: Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz’s Manhattan apartment was featured in a recent issue of Elle Decor. Designed by Kelly Wearstler, the apartment has a little sparkle and a little shine – just what every girl wants!

Diaz’s living room features a beautiful grasscloth wallpaper that adds a soft and organic feeling to the room. Grasscloth is a natural fiber and is a great way to add texture to a room.


To emulate the grasscloth seen above, what about Schumacher’s Onna Sisal in Paprika or Phillip Jeffries’ Bermuda Hemp in Ecru?


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Phillip Jeffries’ Bermuda Hemp in Ecru


This beautiful kitchen features black hardwood floors. Black hardwood is a gorgeous and unexpected choice. The color is a neutral hue and will go well with many different styles whether it’s contemporary, modern or even traditional.




To get this look, try out the Royal Oak’s Collection in Black Tea or Kentwood’s Brushed Oak in Black Tusk. (The Black Tusk is extra fun because it was a hint of sparkle to it.)


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Kentwood’s Brushed Oak in Black Tusk


All of these beautiful products can be found at Schroeder located near downtown Austin. And if you don’t like any of this – that’s OK! We’ve got plenty of beautiful products that look nothing like any of this! Give us a call and make an appointment so that we can help you transform your room(s) into an oasis just for you!

Austin Home’s Best in the City: Best Source for Carpet and Hardwood

Schroeder was named best source for carpet AND hardwood in Austin Home‘s Best in the City Winter 2013 edition. The winners were chosen by the design community. Schroeder is very grateful to our clients and design partners for their support!

Pick up your copy of Austin Home magazine today and read all about it!






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.



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:



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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South Austin Condo: Mid-century modern with a twist of color

Martini anyone? This beautiful condo in South Austin is a mid-century vision with a twist of color. We loved this condo so much, it’s featured in our ad for Austin Home magazine’s fall edition. With the help of our favorite photographer Trent Lee Photography, we were able to capture a beautiful home that features warm walnut hardwoods, custom area rugs, Hunter Douglas shades and a metal mosaic backsplash.


Master Bedroom 

The master bedroom features warm walnut hardwood floors. These gorgeous floors have a hint of carmel and honey and convey a sense of strength and comfort. The owners had a custom area rug made for the master bedroom. They chose a neutral colored basket weave that perfectly fits the room’s design aesthetic!





Living Room

The living room features the same warm walnut hardwood floors as the master bedroom. The owners chose to custom make an olive colored shag area rug. Custom area rugs may not be as expensive as you think. By choosing the perfect color and size, you are able to create the prefect space.






This is one of our all time favorites. Just look at how stunning this kitchen is! The hardwood floors are walnut and the custom cabinets are pecan. (Cabinets were not done by Schroeder.) But what really makes this kitchen is the metal mosaic back splash. The back splash gives the kitchen a sleek modern look. But the walnut and pecan warm the space giving it an inviting and appealing look. Below is a close-up of the back splash.


Close-up of the metal back splash. Notice that the white grout adds a little pop to the sleek metal. How could you not want this?

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Outdoor Patio

Originally, the outdoor patio had cement floors. With the help of Schroeder, the owners chose 12×24 porcelain tile with a sisal like look and texture. The result was fantastic. This outdoor living space and patio is now the perfect space for entertaining friends while watching a football or baseball game – or even 4th of July fireworks! Martini anyone?




Laminate: You’ve come a long way baby!

Laminate, it’s not what it used to be. Today’s laminate has texture, low gloss and a variety of wood tones. It has the warmth of a regular hardwood but the durability of a laminate. Schroeder recently installed Mannington‘s laminate in a customer’s home.  Wood laminate can be ideal for some families who are extremely active and have a lot of pets that can sometimes cause marks on wood. Take a look and see how good these floors look:



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Schroeder & Luxe Magazine

Schroeder was cited in the Fall edition of Luxe magazine’s Austin + Hill Country edition. This beautiful home was built and designed by Schroeder’s partners Butterfield Custom Homes and ButterLutz Interiors.

The floors in the beautiful Austin home were sourced through Schroeder. These include the oiled oak hardwood floors seen in the dining and living room and kitchen, the neutral waffle-like carpet in the master bedroom and the vein-cut travertine in the master bathroom. Enjoy!

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Sneak Peek: South Austin Condo

We wanted to give you a sneak peak at this beautiful South Austin condo that will be photographed tomorrow by Trent Lee Photography. The residents chose modern and classy elements that give the residence a clean look. We will post the photo shoot next week. For now, please enjoy our sneak peak!






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