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!

Summertime accessory essentials!

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog

August is a great time to accessorize your home!  Punch up your Summer interior with unique accessories that you will enjoy year after year.  Remember, when quality counts you can depend on McNabb & Risley.  Shop local and save on all accessories, art, floral, area rugs, and occasional tables during the Summer Home Sale!  Quantities are limited, so stop in soon.

Drumroll please!

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 in Blog

Dreaming of the Beach?

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 in Blog

Me too!  Take a mental vay-ca and envision yourself on the shores of Lake Michigan - ahhh - yes!

Shop the Tent Sale until 8pm tonight!

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 in Blog

Tent Sale starts this weekend!

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 in Blog

Happy Friday everyone!

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Blog

Just a gentle reminder!  Love the accent pillow "Inhale, Exhale"?  Find it locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Summer Sale!

I think you will find our featured Summer bedding irresistible!

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Blog

Clean lines and a classic design aesthetic adds to the Summer inspired appeal of these fine linens.  The white background and sharp navy blue border make this bedding a hotel-worthy look we all love!  Custom order and save during McNabb & Risley's Summer Sale!

Catch that beachy feel of Summer with our woven cubes!

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Blog

Need extra seating, but short on cash?  Try a pair of woven cubes, they are fun, cute, and actually very comfortable!  I love to group cubes in pairs, but one can be effective under a small console in a tiny alcove.  Find them now at McNabb & Risley during the Summer Sale!

This Summer we are saluting red, white, and blue color schemes and American made!

Posted on Jul 16, 2017 in Blog

Find both at McNabb & Risley during the Summer Home Sale.  The featured fabrics today are a playful mix of textures, stripes, and a bold tribal print.  Here is a modern take on a classic color scheme!  I would recommend the sofa in the stripe with contrasting accent pillows in the print, then add a pair of chairs in the bright red woven fabric.  To complete this look, I would suggest a sisal area rug underfoot and the red, white, and blue lanterns we featured earlier this month.  Love this look?  Stop in soon to see what our talented design staff can create for you!

In the Press! We are featured in July’s M Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine!

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Blog

I was interviewed for M Magazine this month for tips on rug layering and I would like to share a few more with you!  Be sure to go to our Media/Press page to see the article.

Layering several small area rugs on your dining table is a creative way to add color and pattern to your space.  Complete the look with mismatched vintage china and green plants for a Bohemian vibe.  Find textures and color palettes that are complementary and you will have a trendy new look for your next gathering!

Love the look of layered area rugs?  The trend is big on style and a great way to add color and visual interest to any setting.  Don't be afraid to mix styles and patterns, just remember to have one common color denominator to pull this look off!

Looking for unique ways to decorate with area rugs?  Check out this cozy setting that is inexpensive to create and has big design impact!  Start with natural fiber and woven textured area rugs.  Use one rug as a wall hanging and the other rug to ground a cocktail table.  For additional seating, add an interesting mix of colorful accent pillows and casually toss them on the floor.  Now, all you need to do is order the pizza!  

To learn more about layering area rugs, go to our Media/Press Page and read "Rug Layering 101."

Bring the casual beauty of the Great Lakes home!

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog

This fresh red, white, and blue setting offers a relaxed vibe we all yearn for - especially during the Summer months.  The deep seated sectional in a washed denim cover affords lots of comfortable lounging space for the entire family!  

Colorful accent pillows add texture and pattern to establish a playful Americana theme.  The woven raffia area rug grounds the space and speaks to that Summer state of mind!  Custom order this sectional and save during the Summer Sale!

Great Lakes design inspiration!

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog

Thinking about a warm weather makeover?  Today I am embracing the beauty of Lake Michigan and was inspired to create this Summery design presentation for a local home on the beach.  Love the look?  Stop in and save on all custom order furniture during the Summer Sale!

July’s Inspirational Quote…

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog

I wholeheartedly agree, sunshine is the best medicine and I hope you are able to go outside and enjoy some today!  -Tara

Back by popular demand!

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 in Blog

Have a green thumb?  Our featured gardeners soap is a simple indulgence you will enjoy all Summer long.  I love working in the garden, but it does take a toll on your hands.  When it is time to clean up, I like to use this soap.  The fresh herbal scent is amazing and the shea butter gently removes deep down grime and moisturizes your work weary hands.  Treat yourself and a friend today!

Doing good for our community!

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog

One of my favorite local fundraisers is the Annual Cedarburg Woman's Club Garden Walk being held on July 8th and 9th.  There are four wonderful gardens for the public to view.  The proceeds are used for local scholarships, Girl Scout house maintenance, the Cedarburg Library, and arts donations as well.  This year McNabb & Risley has donated a beautiful pair of custom floral pillows for the raffle which takes place during this event.  For more information, please go to  

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

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 in Blog

Our featured area rug is great way to play up a patriotic theme indoors or out.  The deep blue field makes the white stars pop and the bold red border balances the contrast.  Special order and save during the Summer Sale!

Here are three ways to use this rug:

1. Hang on a wall on your back porch for a touch of Americana.  

2. Order a larger size and take it to the fireworks display, it's way more stylish than that old blanket you have been using for years.

3. Use in an entryway to welcome your guests home!

Our outdoor red, white, and blue star area rug is made of PVC handwoven in India of recycled materials.  As an extra bonus, this rug is reversible which means twice the wearability!  The rug is available in standard sizes of 3'3" x 5'3", 5' x 8', 8' x 11', and a 2'6" x 8' runner.  

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