Category Archives: natural oil hardwood

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.

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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