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!

The McNabb and Risley Holiday Sale starts tomorrow!

Posted on Nov 5, 2017 in Blog

*Many thanks to Vicki and Steve for allowing us to highlight your home!  To see the entire design project, follow November's design blog.  

Buzzworthy, In the Press!

Posted on Nov 4, 2017 in Blog

McNabb & Risley Interior Designer Krystle Nusslock was featured in November's M Magazine article "Small Spaces, Big Looks."  To see the full article go to our Media/Press page.  Krystle is featured on our November Designer Spotlight page where you can get a closer look at the design details that make this home stand out!  Many thanks to the Cedarburg family who shared their home with all of us!

McNabb and Risley, you make my world beautiful!

Posted on Nov 3, 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!

November’s inspirational quote!

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Blog

It’s time to refresh your Fall décor!

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 in Blog

1) Purchase one of our bourbon vanilla candles, the scent is amazing!

2) Add a rustic Fall floral like the one featured above.


3) Place mini pumpkins on a platter and add some votives to create a Fall centerpiece. 

4) Hang a Fall wreath on your front door.

5) Update your outdoor mat with a Fall motif.

Fall heralds the season of entertaining and celebrations.  Make every November gathering memorable by adding little meaningful design accents throughout your home.  It doesn't take much time or money to change up your seasonal accessories, but it sure adds a huge design impact!      -Tara

Happy Halloween everyone!

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Blog

What we are creating now, Interior Designer Dona W. shares!

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog

"This whimsical accent chair was all my customer needed to give some pizazz to her neutral color scheme while fulfilling her request for additional seating.  Did I mention that it comes in every color of the rainbow?"   -Dona W.

This mahogany accent chair is also available as a bench!

Fall color palettes translate well to home décor!

Posted on Oct 28, 2017 in Blog

Is Fall your favorite season?  Celebrate the beauty of Fall color all year round as demonstrated in this warm and inviting interior.  Transitional home furnishings pop against russet walls and the patterned chair pulls the design concept together.  Love the look?  Stop in soon and meet with one of our talented interior designers.  

Wall color suggestion: Sherwin Williams SW6349 Pennywise

Friday afternoon design presentation – classic or contemporary, which will my clients choose?

Posted on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog

As an interior designer, I love to present several design concepts to my clients, but it is always a mystery as to which way they will proceed.  The contemporary option offers an exuberant modern painting, a mix of classic and contemporary fabrics, and a bold color palette with vivid orange accents.  Our second option is more classical in nature focusing on a beautiful linen tea stained floral, a neutral textile for the sofa, velvet quilted accent pillows, and various small geometrics for accent chairs.  Both design presentation are stunning, I will keep you posted on which one they choose!    -Tara

October’s DIY project: painted pumpkins!

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog

Today is Thiensville's Business Trick or Treat from 4pm to 7pm and we are decorating the front of the store with these stunning hand painted pumpkins!  Since we have had an unseasonably warm Fall, the pink geraniums are still blooming and I wanted to enhance them with artistically painted pumpkins in bright turquoise and white with golden stems.  This is a simple DIY project that you can complete in 45 minutes!  

Step 1: Wash the pumpkins, dry, then paint the stems with gold craft paint.

Step 2: Select a colorful contrasting paint for the top of the pumpkin (I selected white and turquoise) and brush the paint on in uneven strokes covering the top half of the pumpkin.  The streakier the paint, the better!

Step 3: Let dry overnight and place in a covered area.  Enjoy!

Behind the scenes at Krystle’s commercial art installation! Here is a sneak peak!

Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Blog

"When my client told me that he and his staff were tired of looking at white walls, I got excited to offer my expertise.  I believe that art helps bring definition to a space.  Adding in color and abstract geometric structures, gave this commercial office space a soft buoyant environment that would please any audience!"  -Krystle

Congratulations Krystle on your beautiful art installation, the transformation looks amazing!   -Tara

Ahhh – is it Monday morning already?!

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog

There's nothing that a little furniture shopping spree cannot fix!  Still recovering from the weekend?  Try this stylish recliner - perfect for kicking back and taking a nap!  Available in leather or any fabric of your choice!  Find it now at McNabb and Risley.

Perfect pairings – Interior Designer Sara R. masters a creative mix of custom pillows!

Posted on Oct 22, 2017 in Blog

Sara selected a small taupe and ivory houndstooth pattern for a contemporary sectional to anchor a great room overlooking a lake.  She layered in several colorful prints and a geometric accent pillow in neutral tones.  I admire Sara's masterful mix of scale, pattern, and color!  Love the look?  Stop in soon and see what she can create for you and your home!

And the winner is…

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 in Blog

Congratulations to Patricia S. on winning the fabulous oil painting during the Annual Art Event!  We are so excited for you, enjoy!   -The McNabb and Risley Design Staff

We invite you to stop in and see what is new for Fall!

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog

Get ready for the football season in style with this neutral sofa in a hard wearing textured fabric, down filled pillows, and a lush throw.  A creme shag rug warms the setting along with a stunning modern cocktail table featuring glass and chrome accents.  Yes, please!  Let the games begin...

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.

It’s time to embrace the white sofa (or sectional) of your dreams and McNabb and Risley Interior Designer Krystle shows us how!

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 in Blog

Having that gorgeous white sofa is no longer just a distant dream.  With fantastic performance fabrics, we can now make it a reality.  You can have it all: stain resistance, durability, liquid repellant, odor resistant, and some even UV and fade resistant!  

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!

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