What’s underfoot? October’s featured area rug!

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Blog

The fashion industry and interior design community just shared a moment!  Color blocking has been a huge fashion trend for several years and now this style statement has arrived on the home front!  I love the vibrant Autumn hues and "subway tile" pattern play in the rug.  Pop one or two accent colors with velvet pillows and your set for the season.  Admiring the gray mid-century sofa?  We have that too, and guess what?  It only looks expensive!  Save storewide during the Fall Home Sale.

The rug is available in many standard sizes.

100% polyester (which is hard wearing)

Features medium pile, hand tufted, and carved for a three dimensional effect!



Entertaining tonight?

Posted on Oct 15, 2017 in Blog

Transform your dining room table for Fall gatherings with our fabulous Autumn centerpiece.  Coppery accents, Fall foliage, and rust metallic votives complete the look.  Find this and more seasonal accents storewide during McNabb & Risley's Fall Home Sale.  Hurry in for best selection!



Saturday is the perfect day to go furniture shopping!

Posted on Oct 14, 2017 in Blog

Like the look?  Special order during the 30/50 sale where you save 30% off the regular price of your first piece of custom upholstery and save 50% off the second piece of equal or lesser value.  We offer hundreds of fabrics and thousands of style options.  Now the time is the time to indulge in the blush velvet sofa you have been dreaming of!



In case you missed it – In The Press!

Posted on Oct 13, 2017 in Blog

Thank you M Magazine for featuring our playful black and white mid-century chair and silver geometric spot table in October's M Magazine's "Home Spin" article.  Your story captured all of the exciting Fall home trends brilliantly!   -Tara Wilke



Save 40% on all custom leather sofas during the Fall Home Sale!

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Blog

Classic meets contemporary in this exquisite setting!  The leather tufted sofa offers deep down luxurious comfort and the stylish modern cocktail table adds an unexpected touch!  Special order and save storewide during the Fall Home Sale.



Today I’m exploring tray displays and tips on how to make them appealing!

Posted on Oct 10, 2017 in Blog

Heavily accessorized trays are one of the hottest trends in home design for Fall.  I like the fact that trays are functional and can be beautiful as well.  The featured tray showcases a silk screened branch on a wooden surface.  I have layered the tray with a Halloween theme by adding ceramic pumpkins, a Fall floral, and antiqued silver candlesticks.  Place this arrangement in the center of your table or on a large kitchen counter for instant Fall decorating.  Find it now at McNabb & Risley!



Inspiration for your walls!

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in Blog

I am always looking for creative ways to paint walls and this caught my eye!  I love the metallic bronze paint on top and the pure white below.  This may be presented for my next contemporary design project!  



I found it at McNabb and Risley!

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog

McNabb and Risley Interior Designer Michael D. shares his thoughts on mixing traditional furnishings with contemporary art.  "With a soft color palette as the backdrop for the clients' traditional formal dining room, the decision was made to bring in a large scale contemporary painting.  The sweeping brushstrokes add an air of relaxed contemporary sophistication to the beautiful traditional dining room."



Save the Date!

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog

You are invited to McNabb & Risley’s spectacular Autumn Art Event on Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Register to win a stunning piece of art and enjoy refreshments while you shop.  As an added bonus, take an additional 10 percent off the sale price of all art purchases during this event!



October’s inspirational quote…

Posted on Oct 1, 2017 in Blog


McNabb and Risley is where the creative design process begins…

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in Blog

McNabb and Risley Interior Designer Krystle N. translates her Whitefish Bay clients' design dreams into reality!  Here is a sneak peek of their design project in process, more will follow when the interior is complete!



It’s time to lighten up!

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 in Blog

It's getting darker out earlier now and everyone needs an accent lamp to brighten their space!  Our selected lamp for September features a finely carved wooden base with stylized leaves.  The whitewash finish brings out the intricate details in the base and highlights the white cotton shade.  

Lamp Details:  17.5" High, Bulb Wattage 60W



Save the Date!

Posted on Sep 28, 2017 in Blog

You are invited to McNabb & Risley’s spectacular Autumn Art Event on Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Register to win a stunning piece of art and enjoy refreshments while you shop.  As an added bonus, take an additional 10 percent off the sale price of all art purchases during this event!



Trend Watch Fall 2017

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Blog

The leaves are beginning to fall and that got me thinking how beautiful their form is.  One of my favorite trends I am following for Fall is the appearance of leaves on fabrics, lamps, art, and area rugs.  Botanical prints have gone modern over the last few years and can be bold and colorful as in the featured chair above or subdued like the modern wool carpet below.  

As a designer I think it's refreshing to see nature interpreted in new and exciting ways.  Here are a few more leaf inspired accents, I hope you enjoy!

Find it at McNabb & Risley now!

Leaf prints go classic as demonstrated with this chinoiserie inspired pattern on the accent pillow.

Bold palm leaf motifs have been the rage in warmer climates for several years now.  Banana leaf patterns have been spotted on wall coverings, designer textiles, and accent pillows.  Our retro inspired ceramic lamp is the perfect way to introduce tropical flavor to any setting!  Special order now and save during the Fall Home Sale.



Thinking about an alternative to art for your walls?

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in Blog

Good for you!  I love it when clients think outside the box and are open to trying new design concepts.  I believe a hand woven wall hanging offers interesting texture and pattern to any relaxed lifestyle setting.  Hang the textile on your wall off center of your sofa.  Add some framed prints, baskets, or even a rustic mirror to balance the grouping.  Like the effect?  Custom order the featured wall hanging and save during the Fall Home Sale!



One can never have enough pillows and this setting proves it!

Posted on Sep 23, 2017 in Blog

Who out there has enough pillows?  No woman ever said that ever!  Am I right?  Well, maybe my husband who has had to put up with my pillow collection for years - that is another story!  The beauty of pillows is that they allow you to experiment with color, pattern, and style in a cost effective manner.  Accent pillows are the easiest and fastest way to update your home for Fall.  The eclectic grouping above is so inviting, it makes you want to join the party.  Don't let an absence of seating curb your desire to entertain.  Style your home like a pro with masses of chic pillows in varying shapes, colors, and textures.  Toss the pillows around your cocktail table and let the party begin!  All of the pillows featured today are available to special order through the McNabb & Risley design staff.



There is a touch of Fall in the air this morning!

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Blog

Take a moment to enjoy the emerging Fall colors!  Enjoy your day.



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.



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