You deserve a home work space that works as hard as you do!

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog

The Parson's style desk has been updated for 2017 with a striking steel base and a dappled gray stone top.  The work surface looks like marble subway tile which has been adhered to the metal base with precision by a master artisan.  This piece would be beautiful in a bay window or placed behind a sofa in your family room.  Make working at home a pleasure by upgrading your work space!  Special order and save during the Fall Home Sale.  Complementary leather desk chairs are on sale during this event.



Capture the essence of comfort with this beautiful linen bedding!

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog

Our dreamy linen and cotton blend duvet cover and shams are available in three neutral color ways: linen, white, and gray. The ensemble is sold in a three piece set and is hand stitched in a diamond pattern with silver metallic accents.  Find it locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Fall Home Sale!



Beautiful, rustic, and handcrafted for you!

Posted on Sep 16, 2017 in Blog

Are you having a hard time deciding whether your design aesthetic is rustic or modern?  Be both, by incorporating live edge furniture into your future design scheme.  Live edge furniture blends the design categories, allowing you to style your interior either way!  That is what I love about this trend, the styles are timeless and the beauty of the woodgrain is breathtaking.  The headboard of this live edge platform bed is made of two inch think wood planks.  The interior is left in its organic form to highlight the wood's natural beauty.  The craftsman has skillfully hand fit each board to its best advantage to preserve the natural character of the tree, while creating a work of art.  For every tree harvested to make this bed, another is planted to honor the environment and for future generations to enjoy! 



Create a restful retreat for you and your family this Fall!

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog

Come home to comfort and style when you relax in this deeply tufted leather sofa.  Select from over 175 luxurious full grain leather options or designer fabrics and save up to 40% during the Fall Home Sale!  The handcrafted table is perfect for active families because it is constructed of reclaimed wood and is distressed to perfection.  Warm ivory walls and a wool shag rug complete this restful setting.  The only thing missing is a stack of library books, a glass of wine, and a vanilla candle!  Love the look, custom order it at McNabb & Risley, your favorite local furniture store.

*Close up detail of handcrafted reclaimed wood cocktail table.  44 inches round.



I’m daydreaming about Fall today! Am I the only one who secretly doesn’t want warm weather anymore?

Posted on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog

Yes, that pretty much sums it up for me!  I am waiting for crisp Fall mornings, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and caramel apples.  It's time to bring Fall on!



Wood slice art is a creative way to incorporate nature indoors!

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in Blog

Lately I have been spending way too much time on Pinterest and have become totally obsessed with wood slice wall décor.  I thought placing natural wood slices on a brightly painted accent wall would be a great Fall DIY project, however they are harder to make than I expected!  I actually asked our tree trimmer if he could cut a few wood slices and even he struggled with getting the wood slices even and they kept cracking.  I am afraid here is another example of one of my craft projects gone bad, but I have not totally forgotten it!  Luckily I found these fabulous live edge wood slices on my last buying trip that are pre-mounted for hanging on the wall.  The distinctive shapes and colors are so appealing and I love welcoming the warmth and beauty of nature indoors!  Get them locally at McNabb & Risley.



Expect the unexpected when you shop at McNabb & Risley!

Posted on Sep 9, 2017 in Blog

I think every room should have something unexpected.  Our artistic three tier table is unique and adds a delightful touch to any setting.  Each stone top features marble tiles that have been thoughtfully selected and blended by an artisan to create the one of a kind tabletops.  The end result is nothing short of stunning!  Custom order and save during the Fall Home Sale.  Love the chaise?  What woman doesn't dream of a chaise lounge?!  Create an inviting atmosphere for rest and relaxation, because you deserve it!

*Close up detail of the beautiful stone tabletops.



This month I am inspired by artisan style home furnishings!

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Blog

Now you can finally conquer clutter (a good Fall project) with this handsome console which is rustic and refined.  Handcrafted of solid hardwoods and reclaimed wood, this cabinet features four doors, roomy shelves, sleek hardware, and an artisanal metal base.  This multi-functional piece of furniture would work in an entry, a family room, or the main living room.  Fill it with things you love (books, magazines, games, toys, and more) while keeping your living space presentable!  Special order and save during the Fall Home Sale.



Ohhhh – love sparkly things?

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Blog

I have you covered!  Summer dressing is casual and sometimes the simplest solution is a delicate standout accessory like our bee pendant necklace.  Getting dressed will be  a breeze when you slip on this gorgeous piece!  Handcrafted in France especially for you and available locally at McNabb & Risley!



Summer color inspiration… straight from the garden!

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 in Blog

Interior Designer Sara R. recently updated a traditional interior by offering her client classic home furnishings with a fresh color scheme.  The exuberant floral print features elegant blooms and the parrot green velvet wing chair adds an unexpected vibrant color to the setting!  Whether you like traditional or modern home furnishings, McNabb & Risley covers all your choices in one convenient setting.  The styling, comfort, and quality of all of our home collections will exceed your expectations and give you enjoyment for years to come.  Visit the McNabb & Risley showroom during our Summer Sale and be inspired!



McNabb & Risley you make my world beautiful!

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Blog

Today we are sharing some stylish custom home furnishings that were recently delivered!  Stop in soon and consult with one of our talented interior designers to see what they could create for you!  Thank you for shopping local!



Pillow talk…

Posted on Aug 26, 2017 in Blog

Mixing patterns in a McNabb & Risley specialty!  Our pink and yellow tie-dye pillows team up beautifully with these colorful retro print pillows.   Who knew tie-dye would reemerge as a home fashion trend in 2017?  Find these pillows locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Summer Sale!



Design wisdom featuring my new favorite chair!

Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in Blog

A new comfy chair can't solve all your design dilemmas but it's certainly a great start!  Our featured chair is the perfect complement to a modern or classically styled home.  I love the size, the elegant french seams, and chic waterfall skirt.  Our chair comes standard with down seat and back cushions and is available in a fabulous array of designer fabrics.  Find it locally and save during McNabb & Risley's Summer Sale!



Summer is coming to a close, but there is still time for fun!

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 in Blog

Hey everyone, I wanted to give you an update on my Summer bucket list to let you know how it is going.  The pickles turned out great, the abstract art not so much...  It's always fun to try something new!  I hope your Summer is going well and you are checking Summer activities off your bucket list too!



A vintage home gets an outdoor makeover!

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 in Blog

Isn't it amazing what a bright shot of color can do for an outdoor entry?  This 105 year old home gets an unexpected makeover with a bright pink front door, cobalt blue mat, and colorful potted flowers.  The inspiration for the color scheme came from the large planters on either side of the steps.  

Door Color: Razzle Dazzle by Benjamin Moore

Siding: Elephant Ear by Sherwin Williams

Interested in a paint consultation?  Our designers are happy to assist you on on hourly fee.



Behind the scenes, what we are designing now!

Posted on Aug 20, 2017 in Blog

This post is dedicated to our talented design staff, here is a sneak peek at some of their design projects that are completed!  Here are a few custom accents our interior designers have created for their clients.  Our designers are able to fabricate custom pillows, window seats, chair pads, and so much more to fit your home's specific needs.  This is a level of customization that we are proud to offer at McNabb & Risley, and have been doing so for over 60 years.  Here are are few choice pieces that arrived this week that I was able to photograph before they were delivered, enjoy!

McNabb & Risley Interior Designer Sara R.

McNabb & Risley Interior Designer Krystle N.

McNabb & Risley Interior Designer Sara R.



Stop in and save on all custom order furniture during the Summer Sale!

Posted on Aug 19, 2017 in Blog

Michael was inspired by the photo above to create this design concept for his clients' lower level.  The stunning faux shagreen leather is proposed for a cocktail ottoman.  Simply stunning!

* Close up of sapphire faux shagreen leather.



Behind the scenes, what we are designing now!

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 in Blog

This week is dedicated to our talented design staff and here is a sneak peek at some of their design projects that are in the process!

Yellow adds warmth and zest to an otherwise cool color scheme of blues and grays for a living room design presentation that I am currently working on.  

This design presentation is part of an on going project for one of my clients.  The goal has been to freshen their beautiful traditional interior by adding contemporary design aspects.  The fabrics shown are being considered for draperies in the clients' formal living room. We ordered a beautiful pair of custom occasional chairs that featured a textured woven fabric with metallic thread running through it, which highlights the weave of the fabric.  The navy floral woven fabric is being considered for upholstered cornices and the linen embellished fabric will be used for sheer panels.  The sheers will allow for more light diffusion than privacy and will frame the windows perfectly.  The beautiful aspect of this sheer fabric is the metallic sunburst that is intermittently dispersed through the material echoing the silver strands running the woven chair fabric.  



Behind the scenes, what we are designing now – window treatments!

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 in Blog

This week is dedicated to our talented design staff and here is a sneak peek at some of their design projects that are in the process!

1) Linen butterfly print.  Interior Designer Sara R.  This whimsical print was selected for a breakfast room that overlooks a lake.

2) Master bedroom.  Interior Designer Gretchen W.  The pear green moire fabric and the gorgeous decorative tape were selected for a traditional master bedroom cornice.

3) Master bedroom.  Interior Designer Tara W.  The coral and ivory glen-plaid fabric complements the client's extraordinary original art which is primarily country French garden scenes.  The simple cornice style treatment will enhance the master bedroom windows without overpowering the art collection.

4) Living room in Milwaukee.  Interior Designer Michael D.  The ribbon embroidered linen fabric offers a casual elegance that my client craves and will enhance the formal look of their living room.  We plan to keep the look simple by making custom drapery panels to frame the large window, allowing us to showcase the stunning fabric.



Behind the scenes, what we are designing now!

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog

This week is dedicated to our talented design staff and here is a sneak peek at some of their design projects that are in the process!

My clients are a young family with two small children and a beautiful Persian cat.  They owned the russet red sofa and loved the color but wanted to complete their décor by adding a large cocktail ottoman, decorative toss pillows, and a stunning piece of art.  These finishing touches can bring a touch of design flair to any living space.  The ikat patterned ottoman established a color scheme that I carried through to the clients' entryway.  Even the family's furry friend "Gustavo" has found a new favorite spot!  



Behind the scenes, what we are designing now – custom area rugs!

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 in Blog

This week is dedicated to our talented design staff and here is a sneak peek at some of their design projects that are in the process!

I'm just in love with this custom runner I had fabricated for my client.  It adds just the right amount of color, texture, and pattern for my client's neutral foyer.  Best of all, I was able to create a custom size that was not available in standard runners!

This beautiful geometric rug was paired with a simple lined gray sofa and gray herringbone chair and ottoman.  The lines of this rug brought interest to my client's floors and added a contemporary feel with traditional accents.

Style, size, and shape!  My client needed an 8 foot by 8 foot area rug for a small dining space and wanted to complement an existing rug in their living room.  By the time I met them, they were having a difficult time finding the correct size, style, and color palette.  I suggested a custom designed area rug and was able to present several choices for their space.  Once I visited their home, we decided on the bright colored geometric rug featured above.  It complemented the living room rug perfectly and blended in beautifully with a blue accent wall in the dining room.  I love design challenges and it was so much fun creating the perfect carpet for their home!



Behind the scenes, what we are designing now!

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Blog

This week is dedicated to our talented design staff and here is a sneak peek at some of their design projects that are in the process!

The soft reds, pinks, greens, and yellow textiles evoke an English garden feel for my client's living room.  I enjoyed adding a masculine touch with the small block print among the florals!  

The color inspiration for this design project started with an existing piece of art in my client's home.  Pulling the bright colors out in the textiles helps create balance in the space.  The printed fabric on top will be for accent pillows which complement the neutral woven upholstery fabrics.  The bright orange paired with a grey-taupe tone is an up and coming color scheme that we will be seeing more of!



Summertime adornments!

Posted on Aug 13, 2017 in Blog

This chic bracelet is my latest "must have" for Summer.  I can't get enough of the beachy watercolor hues and this is my favorite pick for August.  Our bracelet is perfect to wear to work as well as a much deserved weekend getaway.  Hurry in, there is only one and I'm guessing it has your name on it...



Design challenged? Stop in today!

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 in Blog

Creating a home you love that reflects your style is a life long journey.  We offer creative design solutions for every stage of your life whether your starting out or starting over!  Stop in and see what our talented design staff can do for you and save during the Summer Sale!



I’m suffering from serious chaise envy today!

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 in Blog

Custom order this stunning modern chaise for indoor or outdoor relaxation!  The bright citron color beckons you to slow down and take it easy.  Cushy comfort is key along with the function of rust proof retro legs and outdoor fabrics.  Special order in hundreds of fabrics and save during the Summer Home Sale!

Dimensions: 29 inches wide, 72 inches deep, 32 inches high



The flowers are in full bloom and so is today’s design inspiration!

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog

Wow!  This floral print is definitely not a throw back to your Granny's floral prints!  Bold brush strokes and a vivid color palette makes this print modern and fashion forward!  Jump start your design project today with a playful look like the one featured above and save storewide during the Summer Sale!



Here’s a spot of sunshine to brighten your home this Summer!

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in Blog

Bring nature indoors with this mid century masterpiece!  Really, who doesn't love a great cocktail ottoman?  I'm obsessed with the eye popping citrusy yellow leather and the retro metal legs.  Choose from three sizes - 27 inches round, 37 inches round, and 48 inches round.  Yellow not your first color choice?  Choose from hundreds of great fabrics or top grain leathers.  Special order and save during McNabb & Risley's Summer Sale!



Today I’m inspired by Summer’s happiest color palettes!

Posted on Aug 8, 2017 in Blog

Like everyone else in Wisconsin, I am obsessed with Summer and the sheer beauty of Mother Nature.  Have you ever noticed how much more vibrant the colors are in Summer?  Today I am inspired by the natural color palettes of blue skies, sandy beaches, water, and the garden.  Here are my top design picks to bring the outdoors in... enjoy!  -Tara



August’s Inspirational Quote…

Posted on Aug 6, 2017 in Blog

This month's design blog is inspired by the colors of Summer and the bold bright hues of this glorious sunset just makes me happy!



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