Looking for a gift your design obsessed friends will love?

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog

The best design present you can give friends and family is a McNabb & Risley Gift Certificate.  The gift of a beautiful and comfortable home is priceless!  McNabb & Risley offers everything you need to fill your home with comfort and joy!



Happy Hanukkah everyone!

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog


Everybody’s talking- In the Press!

Posted on Dec 10, 2017 in Blog

Every year we all look forward to the M Magazine Gift Guide and this year does not disappoint.  Thank you to the M Staff for featuring our stylish and super comfortable leather recliner!  Custom order our recliner in fabric or leather as shown.  Find it locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Holiday Sale!



The magic of the season begins!

Posted on Dec 9, 2017 in Blog

Add comfort and joy to your living space with stylish home furnishings and save during McNabb & Risley's Holiday Sale!  Explore a vast array of exclusive furniture, art, lighting, and more right in your own backyard!  Shop local and browse our extensive offering of gifts and holiday accents while you take in the sights and the sounds of the season.  Let us treat you to a peppermint latte and pastries while you relax!  Hope to see you soon!



2017 Gift Guide- Tis the season to be merry!

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in Blog

One of my favorite Christmas memories was that every year my mother gave each one of us a special holiday ornament.  I thought that this was such a lovely family tradition, I passed it on to our children and now to the grandchildren.  Our featured Santa ornament has an Old World feel and would make a sweet addition to any Christmas collection!  Find it locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Holiday Sale.



2017 Gift Guide- Tis the season for scents!

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 in Blog

Here is my top gift pick that everyone on your list will love!  The evergreen candles are not only a holiday favorite, they will smell amazing all Winter long.  I love the handcrafted glass container because you can repurpose it, I use mine as a mini vase.  Find this candle and more fragrances during the Holiday Sale!  

Looking for a hostess gift?  We recommend The Smell of Christmas and we offer free gift wrap!



2017 Holiday Gift Guide- Tis the season for comfort and joy!

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog

We love the glitz and glamour of these stylish holiday pillows!  Pile them together as we did on a sofa or select one stand out as an accent for a chair.  Love the look?  Find it locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Holiday Sale!



2017 Gift Guide- Tis the season to sparkle!

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog

McNabb & Risley's jewelry case shines!  For a limited time save 25% off the regular price on all jewelry!  Never before have we offered such significant savings!  Select a stylish piece for a friend and treat yourself, after all you have been very good, right?



2017 Gift Guide- Tis the season to make everyone happy!

Posted on Dec 4, 2017 in Blog

One of the most popular holiday gifts year after year are our stylish work totes.  We feel they are the best totes for storing all of your everyday work essentials!  Chic and colorful, these totes are waterproof (which is very important when you live in Wisconsin) and offer sturdy handles.  Best of all, we are offering 50% off the regular price while quantities last! 



2017 Gift Guide- Tis the season to be cozy!

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in Blog

Wrap up some comfort and joy with our cozy faux fur throw!  So soft and luxurious, this is a must have gift especially when the snow starts to fly.  Get it now at McNabb & Risley and save during the Holiday Sale!

*December's Inspirational Quote



Making spirits bright!

Posted on Dec 2, 2017 in Blog

This gold leaf enhanced reindeer painting just makes me happy, I hope it brightens your spirits today too!  Find this print locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Holiday Sale.

Stop in today and enjoy peppermint lattes and holiday treats while you shop!



McNabb & Risley Interior Design feature: A holiday home transformation in Cedarburg Wisconsin!

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in Blog

I want to thank my clients first and foremost for sharing their beautiful interior with all of our readers.  I thoroughly enjoyed assisting them with their new addition to their lovely home.    I wanted to highlight some of the accessories I selected for the lower level that were not featured in the main photographs.  I believe an interior is not complete until it is fully accessorized and art selections are installed.   These finishing touches enhance the space and make it truly your own.  I hope all of you have found our featured Cedarburg home dressed for the holidays inspiring!  

Yours, Tara Wilke



McNabb & Risley Interior Design feature: A holiday home transformation in Cedarburg Wisconsin!

Posted on Nov 30, 2017 in Blog

A custom bar serves as a major focal point as you enter my clients' newly renovated lower level.  Top of the line custom cabinetry, a wine refrigerator, and built in cabinets house the glassware and make this a stylish place for refreshments and entertaining!

Custom barstools complement the adjoining dining room chairs and create a striking contrast to the stacked limestone bar and granite countertops.  The masculine windowpane fabric is repeated on the barstools and was treated to repel liquids for that occasional spill!  

My favorite design detail in the bar area is the delightful large canvas print of a stag with a high contrast abstract background.  My clients and I loved the modern playful approach to a wildlife print.  The black, tan, and neutral painting complements the space perfectly!



McNabb & Risley Interior Design feature: A holiday home transformation in Cedarburg Wisconsin!

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Blog

The dining room offers a creative solution to traditional seating.  The rich leather tufted bench is comfortable and can easily be moved to the seating for extra guests.  The focal point of this space is the reclaimed wood dining table with an unique metal base and tapered legs.  The chairs were custom created for the setting and sport a classic charcoal and gray windowpane fabric.  The centerpiece on the table are three iron candleholders that are intertwined with a natural looking faux evergreen garland.  My clients love setting the scene for Christmas and all accessories, Christmas trees, garland, and Santa were discovered at McNabb & Risley's Holiday Open House Event!  The red Beastie is the clients' own.  

The nature inspired brass installation behind the dining table is actually four metal sculptures I hung in an overlapping cluster to look like one large piece.  I shaped the brass leaves to give the sculpture a three dimensional effect and I love the way it reflects the overhead lighting.  We added a contemporary art print to complete the area and provide a pop of color!



McNabb & Risley Interior Design feature: A holiday home transformation in Cedarburg Wisconsin!

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in Blog

My clients love to watch football and had purchased a large flat screen television for this space and wanted comfortable seating for the entire family.  The sitting area is comprised of two large transitional sofas in a hard wearing performance fabric in a neutral tone.  We chose a sophisticated leather recliner, a custom cocktail ottoman, and a pair of antique reproduction chairs to complete the look!  All the furniture featured was custom designed for my clients' needs, comfort level, scale, and style specifications.  The clients' cherished painting takes center stage behind the sofa and unifies the color scheme.  

Large black distressed wood lamps with linen shades add a wonderful source for eye level lighting.  Rustic end tables that have industrial style bases and distressed oak parquet tops complete the interior.  



McNabb & Risley Interior Design feature: A holiday home transformation in Cedarburg Wisconsin!

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog

This November we are featuring a fabulous lower level renovation.  My clients had recently downsized and built a spectacular custom ranch which had beautiful architectural appointments and the home met all their needs.  There was a large unfinished basement that was not completed at the time they built because they had no need to double the home's footprint.  What they hadn't considered at the time is that their two adult children would meet their prospective spouses and marry within six months of each other!  At once, the homeowners' extended family grew overnight and they realized they needed more space for entertaining.  The clients' wishlist included a full custom kitchen with wine storage, a bar, media center, and a dining space.  They also added at the same time: a full home gym and a spa inspired bathroom (not shown).  They met with their builder and once their needs were established, the space was easily divided for each purpose.  Then it was time for us to meet and fine tune the finishes for their custom cabinetry, wood flooring, carpet, stone, and granite countertops.  

Early on we decided a neutral color palette would be best for the background.  The lower level is very spacious and we wanted the three connecting spaces to be warm and inviting.  The walls are painted a soft neutral shade, several tones lighter than the carpet to keep the area light and bright!  

The design inspiration for the lower level is from a painting that my client purchased in a Door County art gallery.  They love the color palette and want to bring the warmth of the North Woods to their newly renovated space.  

We started the design process with a stunning woven fabric that set the color scheme for the entire lower level and in complemented the painting perfectly.  I designed an overscale ottoman especially for this interior to highlight the key fabric and to anchor the seating area.  Bold reds, russets, Copenhagen blue, and black are highlighted in the textile.  The luxurious fur throw adds another layer of comfort and elevates the style of the setting.

Follow tomorrow's design blog to see before and after photos of the media center!



Help us celebrate Small Business Saturday by shopping local today!

Posted on Nov 25, 2017 in Blog

We hope that you and your family can take a break from the hectic holiday weekend to stop in and enjoy some delicious treats and a peppermint mocha latte while you shop!  Enjoy extra discounts storewide and save on select floor samples that are available for immediate delivery.  Wishing you all a happy holiday season!     -Jim and Tara Wilke and the McNabb & Risley Staff



Shop Black Friday today and Small Business Saturday tomorrow!

Posted on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog

Planning on shopping until you drop?  No... there is a better way!  Shop local and discover inspiring ways to celebrate the season and save big this weekend during the McNabb & RIsley Holiday Sale.  Save 30% to 60% storewide on all accessories, gifts, seasonal accents, and select floor samples that are available for immediate delivery.  We invite you and your family to stop in and enjoy some delicious treats and a peppermint mocha latte while you shop!  Wishing you all a happy holiday season!     -Jim and Tara Wilke and the McNabb & Risley Staff

*Love the festive reindeer?  It is available now while quantities last!



Here is a little Holiday Inspiration for you!

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog

We will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving to celebrate with family and friends.  Be sure to shop Small Business Saturday on November 25th and enjoy extra discounts storewide and save on select floor samples that are available for immediate delivery!



Holiday Event, Save the Date!

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Blog

We hope that you and your family can take a break from the hectic holiday weekend to stop in and enjoy some delicious treats and a peppermint mocha latte while you shop!  Enjoy extra discounts storewide and save on select floor samples that are available for immediate delivery.  Wishing you all a happy holiday season!     -Jim and Tara Wilke and the McNabb & Risley Staff

Holiday Jewelry Event going on now!  Save 50% off the regular price on all our vintage and estate jewelry and 10% off the regular price on everything else.  This is a once in a lifetime offer not too be missed!

*Someone scored big on these lovely earrings, maybe you will too!  Hurry in for the best selection and enjoy free gift wrap for your holiday purchases!



Choose to be grateful everyday!

Posted on Nov 19, 2017 in Blog

We all have so much to be grateful for and we are especially thankful for you, our customers!  

We will be closed on November 23rd, have a Happy Thanksgiving!



Stop in this weekend and save on all holiday accents, accessories, and gifts!

Posted on Nov 17, 2017 in Blog

This is the time of year when we joyfully open our home to family and friends to celebrate all the blessings of the season.  We understand you want your home to look its best, and this week's theme has been fun, fast, and fabulous holiday décor.  I have been focusing on time saving decorating tips that are chic, stylish, and easy to create!  Today's inspiration is perfect for an entryway chest or a large cocktail table.  I always recommend placing holiday vignettes in prominent areas of your home because first impressions set the pace and the theme for the rest of your Christmas décor.  

It amazes me how a few carefully selected accessories can have such a huge design impact!  This holiday vignette was created with a bronze metal sculpture, mercury glass candles, and silver tipped pinecones.  The beauty of this setting lies in the rustic simplicity of the design.  Our holiday display could easily transition into January, just add some faux snow!



Tired of red and green? Update your holiday color palette with cobalt blue and silver!

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog

We continue our seasonal design inspiration today with a show-stopping blue and silver themed holiday vignette.  The focus all week has been on fun, fast, and fabulous Christmas décor and our featured display is opulent!  Vintage inspired mercury glass bottles, cobalt glass baubles, and snow tipped evergreens are artfully arranged on a large mirrored tray.  Pinecones were foraged from the backyard and they add a fresh natural touch!  Once again this was a ten minute setup from start to finish and I will personally guarantee the oohs and aahs!  

*Find this display and more when you shop McNabb & Risley's Holiday Sale!



Are you thinking about getting your home ready for the holiday season?

Posted on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog

Today I am offering more seasonal design inspiration, it is time to think about festive flourishes throughout your home.  Decorating your home for the holidays does not have to be a super time consuming project!  This year I am simplifying and focusing on fast, fun, and fabulous Christmas décor.  Each one of my holiday vignettes took ten minutes or less to assemble.  Seriously... you can do this!  Put on some holiday music and light the fire while you transform your home for the upcoming season.

*Decorating with Nature:

Our brass platter with antler accents is stunning all by itself, but add pinecones and red Christmas ornaments and you have just created a festive centerpiece to use anywhere in the home!  



Get your home holiday ready fast with seasonal design inspiration from McNabb & Risley!

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Blog

It's that time of year again, where did 2017 go?  The holidays are approaching and that means family, fun, festivities, and entertaining at home.  I want to remind you McNabb & Risley is so much more than a beautiful furniture store and interior design center.  Discover all the finishing touches and accessories you need to get your home ready for the holidays and save storewide!  Over the next few days, I will be sharing stunning holiday vignettes that were fun, fast, and fabulous to create.  Each Christmas display took only ten minutes to set up and will look fantastic well into the New Year!  

Dress up the dining room table with natural adornments!  I styled this table for the holidays using non-Christmassy accents, (I'm not sure if that is a word)!  The result is unexpected, very sophisticated, and a little over the top!  The inspiration for the setting began with the luxe Mongolian lamb hide and a rustic wood centerpiece with white candles.  Next, I layered in large metallic pinecones and shimmering silver antlers to create a vintage ski lodge effect.  Is it practical?  No... that's not what I was going for, but you have to admit it is gorgeous!  Happy decorating everyone!



Baby, it’s cold outside!

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Blog

Make your world a little cozier with our fleece lined cable knit throw.  If this was a sweater, you would never take it off!  We also have this fabulous throw available in charcoal gray and camel.  Hurry in while quantities last!  



Annual Holiday Open House going on now!

Posted on Nov 11, 2017 in Blog


What’s trending now? Velvet is back and bigger than ever!

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog

One of our designers created this traditional dreamy green velvet sofa for one of her clients.  The saturated color highlights and enhances a prized oriental rug in the same color palette.  When it comes to furniture, the classics are always in good taste and add a timeless understated elegance to any interior.  The featured sofa is available in hundreds of fabrics including the green velvet pictured above.  Special order and save during the Holiday Sale!



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