Category Archives: STARK

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.


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.


Cole & Son Wallpaper

TRADITIONAL design with a hint of LEOPARD





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.

Helio's Leopard

Helio’s Leopard

Langhorne's Leopard

Langhorne’s Leopard

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!

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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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!

Stark’s Japanese Bouquet Carpet Installation

We were excited at Schroeder to see this beautiful Stark carpet, Japanese Bouquet in grey and white, installed wall-to-wall in a client’s home. Don’t be afraid to use bold and fun prints for a wall-to-wall installation. Many people would think that a print this bold could only be an area rug. No way! Scroll down to see what the final installation looks like. Enjoy!


Stark’s Japanese Bouquet up close:


A couple of our expert carpet installers making sure everything is taken care of!


Look how amazing this carpet looks in a room!


Inspiration: Stars and Stripes!

At Schroeder we think nothing says summer like the 4th of July! The collection of beautiful carpets below remind us of 4th of July celebrations and of stars and stripes, fireworks, long summer days, warm summer nights…





STARS: Stanton’s Orion carpet is a regal touch to any room. This carpet is made of 80% wool and 20% nylon. According to Stanton this carpet is a “The Natural Choice [and Environmentally Friendly]. Fine quality, all natural wool offers numerous advantages whenused in flooring. It has been the standard in floor covering for centuries and represents all the qualities that synthetic fibers try to emulate. Stanton uses only the finest wools from around the world, which provide all the benefits thatwool has to offer. “

STRIPES: Missoni’s striped collection is fun, whimsical and sophisticated all at the same time. The Murano collection (shown above) is made of 100% wool. It’s perfect as an custom are rug or installed wall-to-wall. OR maybe a staircase?!?

FIREWORKS: This Calvin Klein area rug is reminscent of fireworks. (Or at least for the author it is!) This elegant rug is made of 100% wool and comes in specific sizes.

Schroeder is located near downtown Austin on South Lamar. We offer a variety of flooring options including carpet, hardwood, tile and more. We accept walk-ins though we suggest that you make an appointment so that we can give you the attention needed to help you with your design needs.

Greek Key Design

The greek key design, also known as a meander, is a design that is a continuous line and shaped into a repeated motif. This simple and elegant design is engaging to the eye and works well as a base design for a room. Below are a few examples of greek key designs that STARK has to offer. These designs are available at Schroeder in Austin. These designs come as a broadloom carpet, are 100% wool and can be installed wall-to-wall or made into a custom area rug. 


Berrow by STARK


Tamworth by STARK


Beatrice by STARK


Schroeder is located near downtown Austin on South Lamar. We offer a variety of flooring options including carpet, hardwood, tile and more. We accept walk-ins though we suggest that you make an appointment so that we can give you the attention needed to help you with your design needs.

Inspiration: Tan and Wood

We love this photo of our client’s entry way. The gorgeous hardwood floors have a rich and deep tone that is common with natural oil hardwood floors. We also really like the wall covering that is an enlarged drawing of mimosa. It’s an unexpected surprise that’s modern and delicate. And finally the custom area rug with a modern geometric design pulls together the rich hardwood floors and delicate wallpaper.

For this photo we were inspired by other beautiful products that can be found in our showroom:



1) Client’s entry way: The wallpaper is Cole & Son’s Mimosa and the foliage is in yellow and silver/grey. The beautiful hardwood floors is Navarre’s oil hardwood floors and the custom area rug is Silver Creek with a geometric design.)

2) Cole & Son’s Palm wallpaper is a great looking design. The palm trees are reminiscent of 1950’s design, Frank Sinatra and Palm Springs. Cole & Son has a number of color variations for this design and they are FUN!

3) Stark’s Brix pattern seen here in white/natural is a wonderful geometric pattern. Made of 100% wool, this carpet can be made into a custom area rug or installed wall-to-wall. It comes in two additional colors.

4) Castle Combe’s Chippenham is a great example of high-quality natural oil hardwood floors. Chippenham has the look and feel of reclaimed wood. It features a combination of hand carved fissures, wire brushed surface, handscraping and staining.

Call and make an appointment today to find our how you can incorporate these products in your home today!

Schroeder is located near downtown Austin on South Lamar. We offer a variety of flooring options including carpet, hardwood, tile and more. We accept walk-ins though we suggest that you make an appointment so that we can give you the attention needed to help you with your design needs.

Stripe Mania!

Stripes are cool. Stripes are fun. Stripes are IN!

Striped carpet is a fun choice for any room in your house. Positioned in the correct way, stripes can make a room look longer or wider. It can be a classic or whimsical element in a space.

Most importantly, striped carpet can create a strong design base in a room. Below are a few examples of bold and colorful stripes. The vibrant colors ground the color scheme for the room, but also allow for the different design elements in the room to stand out. You can choose one color in the set of stripes to play off of to give the room a rich design that has depth and warmth. This can be seen in the three room scenes below. Of course you can install the carpet wall-to-wall or create a large custom area rug.

The striped carpets below are available at Schroeder. Make an appointment today!

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.


STARK Carpet is in Austin

Stark Carpet is here!

Schroeder is the exclusive dealer for Stark Carpet in Austin and Central Texas.

Make an appointment or come by today!