Happy Memorial Day!

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Blog

Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Posted on May 28, 2017 in Blog

Saturday Design Inspiration featuring a Modern Farmhouse cocktail table!

Posted on May 27, 2017 in Blog

Looking for a focal point for your modern farmhouse?  Custom order this amazing hand painted mosaic top rustic cocktail table.  It is available in this colorway only!  The iron table base is created by using a lost-wax process which is a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a wax mold and the wax melts and drains away leaving the metal form.  The artisan then hand finishes the metal to exacting standards to create this beautiful base.  Save on this stunning cocktail table and many more during the Spring Home Sale!

Size: 56.5" Width x 33.75" depth x 19" high

Achieve the warm look of farmhouse style with this simple DIY project!

Posted on May 26, 2017 in Blog

Need an inexpensive wall treatment to enhance your modern farmhouse décor?  This is a simple DIY project you can install in less than a half of an hour!  You will need an old reclaimed vintage window, the more chipped up the paint on the frame the better.  You can find old windows in an architectural salvage shops or at local flea markets.  Secure the window on the wall with extra supportive hooks or molly bolts.  Add a wreath that you can change seasonally or a favorite piece of art.  

Love updated farmhouse styles? Then you will love this keeping room!

Posted on May 25, 2017 in Blog

Cozy slipcover furniture is trending for 2017!  McNabb & Risley Interior Designer Krystle N. just completed this stylish keeping room off her clients farmhouse style kitchen.  We love the huge sliding wood barn door and all white kitchen cabinets.  Krystle added a linen slipcovered sofa with an attached chaise and added contrast striped accents pillows.  She then custom ordered the over scale check area rug for more texture interest.  Such a great spot for the family to relax while dinner is cooking!  We loved the interiors you designed Krystle, thanks to you and your client for sharing this beautiful home with our readers!  -Tara 

Farmhouse style is all about neutrals and appealing textures!

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Blog

The dinette is a space that I wanted to bestow a calm and more subdued color scheme.  This is the space where the family spends most of their time every day.  I chose not to line the custom window treatments to allow natural light to flood in because privacy was not an issue.  Soft linen with visually appealing textures contribute to the organic serenity of the space and the shades complete the look.  From meals to helping their two young girls with their homework, this is where the daily family dynamics prosper.  -Krystle N.

Creating a Modern Farmhouse look in a Cedarburg home!

Posted on May 22, 2017 in Blog

The teal accents in the dining room are simply stunning and pair well with the gray flooring.  The handcrafted rug adds the right amount of color so it does not overwhelm the room.  The custom area rug also offers a necessary texture to give the space some depth.  The oval back dining chairs, dining table, and buffet render in the farmhouse feel with their reclaimed wood finish.  Custom aqua window treatments frame the inset window and complete the space.  -Krystle N.

The colorful abstract art above the buffet adds the right amount of character this space needs with bold color and organic brush strokes.  Bringing in the reclaimed whitewashed frame defines the modern farmhouse style.  Flanking the art with two pewter lamps provide symmetry as well as extra lighting.  I'm a huge advocate for mixing metals, so accessorizing with this gold branch is leaving my stamp on this room.  -Krystle N.

McNabb & Risley Interior Designer Krystle N. makes a colorful splash in a Cedarburg foyer!

Posted on May 21, 2017 in Blog

The foyer of the home is a very important space.  This is your first experience when entering a home, therefore, it has to make a definitive statement.  I definitely had fun bringing this space to life with vibrant colors and distinctive shapes.  I made sure to keep a good balance throughout, even the reclaimed antique window frame mirror above the console is off center to compensate for the height of the yellow lamp.  This attention to detail made all the difference in the design!  -Krystle N.

Thinking about your next design project?

Posted on May 20, 2017 in Blog

Stop in soon to see what is new for Spring!  Save storewide on floor samples and custom orders.

Modern Farmhouse style by Interior Designer Krystle N.

Posted on May 19, 2017 in Blog

The Great Room aesthetic speaks soft, color-curated, farmhouse with a modern day flare.  I chose this rug for the Great Room because of its appeal to be considered a modern heirloom.  The hand knotted oriental rug provides the right amount of contrast on the cool gray wood flooring.  The casual style of this white slipcovered sectional and reclaimed wood and metal tables pull it together creating the perfect ambiance.  -Krystle N.

From design concept to completion!

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Blog

The Great Room custom floral drapery is what makes this space so dramatic!  The colors in the gorgeous linen fabric pull this room together perfectly.  The soft gold makes a statement while providing an inviting warmth and the steely blues give a cooling calmness.  This color combo provides a peaceful place for the family to relax while reflecting on their busy day.  The aqua chair in the corner is comfy and stylish and I added a kidney pillow for a subtle contrast.  I found a soft gold, ivory, and aqua oriental rug that grounds the space and adds the just the right amount of pattern!  -Krystle N.

Shop the Art Sale Today!

Posted on May 13, 2017 in Blog

Here’s a sneak peek at what Krystle N. is designing now!

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Blog

Making a house a home is a goal that every family has and I am so excited to share my latest design project with all of you!  The design presentation featured above is a Modern Farmhouse concept that I created for a local Cedarburg family.  If you love this look, follow May's Design Blog and my client and I will be sharing pictures of their completed home.  -Krystle N.

I am obsessed with the Modern Farmhouse trend!

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Blog

When I think of chic farmhouse style décor, slipcovers instantly come to mind and are my go to choice!  I mean who doesn't love the relaxed look of a linen slipcover?  I discovered this fabulous chair on my latest buying excursion and I adore the blue and white brushstroke floral print (another hot trend for 2017).  Love the look?  Stop in and see our huge selection for slipcover upholstery that can be customized especially for you!

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift?

Posted on May 10, 2017 in Blog

Treat mom to some Spring arm candy in the form of this gorgeous bracelet!  The easiest way to update any Spring wardrobe is to accessorize.  This bracelet is an updated classic and on trend for 2017.  Dress it up with your favorite Spring frock or wear it with a t-shirt and jeans, either way you are going to look amazing!  Find it locally at the McNabb & Risley jewelry case.

Hot design trend- We are branching out this month in style!

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Blog

Branch motifs are trending for Spring in accent furniture and accessories.  McNabb & Risley Interior Designer Krystle N. recently completed this stunning dining room and placed a golden branch on the rustic sideboard.  What a beautiful touch!

Looking for more design inspiration?  These silver lamps have a natural branch form and linen drum shades.  They are the perfect update for any room in the house!  Find them locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Spring Home Sale.

Looking for a focal point for your living room?  Try a over scale cocktail ottoman with a dramatic branch inspired base.  This is an excellent example of furniture as an art form that is entirely hand made.  Select from fabric or leather and the base is available in ten custom metal finishes.  Special order and save during the Spring Home Sale!

Treat Yourself!

Posted on May 7, 2017 in Blog

Stop in soon and check out the new Spring fragrances at McNabb & Risley!  Our soy based candles are hand poured in Georgia and the scent is amazing.  We love the hand blown artisan glass container that you can repurpose after your done burning the candle.  You can use as a vase or in the powder room for storing makeup brushes, cotton swabs, or other beauty products!  

Happy Spring everybody!

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Blog

Spring accessories are arriving daily, stop in soon to see our new collections!

Thinking about your next design project?

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Blog

Stop in soon to see what is new for Spring!  Save storewide on floor samples and custom orders.

Spring is in the air and in my garden at last!

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Blog

Please take time to go outside and bask in the beauty of a Wisconsin Spring day!

Happy Saturday, here is a little Spring design inspiration!

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 in Blog

Thinking about making a change in your home this Spring?  Stop in and see all of McNabb & Risley's exciting new Home Collections.  Save storewide on custom orders and floor samples!  

Modern Heirlooms- A classic oriental rug updated with a fresh neutral palette.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog

Our interior designers are often requested to work with a client's existing oriental rug, usually an heirloom passed down over several generations.  Many clients have fond memories of the rug being in their grandparents' home and are emotionally attached to the rug and wish to use it in their new interior.  Our designers welcome the opportunity to work with your heirlooms because they understand how important they are to you and your family.  If you are like me and not lucky enough to inherit an oriental rug, you can purchase beautiful heirloom quality orientals here at McNabb & Risley.  This is a remarkable carpet I hand selected on my last buying trip, it is a hand knotted, 100% New Zealand wool rug imported from India.  This is a new take on a classic Oushak, only in a more subdued color palette in ivory, taupe, and soft golds.  Find this rug locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Spring Home Sale!  

We are celebrating today!

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog

The entire McNabb and Risley Staff thanks Carol, Diane, and Susan for keeping our company running smoothly.  Jim and I are treating the staff with a catered luncheon and flowers for the ladies!  Thank you for all you do for our customers and the design staff!

The new Spring fabrics have arrived!

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Blog

Spring’s Special Offer!

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in Blog

A Modern Heirloom- A French Bibliothéque, a book lover’s dream!

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 in Blog

This bookcase is not only a Modern Heirloom, it is a modern masterpiece.  Whether you place it in a dining room, living room, or library, this extraordinary French antique reproduction will add a touch of sophistication to any setting.  Just imagine displaying your prized books and art objects within this cabinet, sheer joy!  There are four French wired doors with pewter cross braces completed with a brass center medallion.  The finish is a hand rubbed antique black paint and best of all the cabinet has an ivory milk paint interior.  Love that!  

If you love books as much as I do, you deserve something beautiful to display your collection.  This bibliothéque is very versatile even though most would believe it to be too formal for today's lifestyles.  Envision the cabinet in a loft with brick walls, distressed floors, and an open concept floor plan.  Add a pair of 120 inch long slipcover sofas, a huge cocktail ottoman in leather, and a pair of comfortable chairs- see how it could work?!  Special order and save during McNabb & Risley's Spring Sale!  Important- remember to measure your space because this piece is 87 inches wide, 16 inches deep, and 94 inches high.  

I have a question for you, is it considered hoarding when it's books?  Hmmmm- when I begin to think I own too many books, I remember my Great Aunt always said, "Never underestimate a well read woman."  So true!

Make every day Earth Day!

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 in Blog


Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues that affect our planet. Here are ten simple projects you can undertake this year to help make the world a cleaner place.

-Walk or ride your bike to work.
-Purchase reusable grocery bags.
-Compost all food waste.
-Conduct a trash pickup at a local park, school, or in your neighborhood.
-Plant a tree.
-Run full loads of laundry.
-Use phosphate-free detergent.
-Use energy saving light bulbs.
-Utilize natural pesticides.
-Make a commitment to go green in at least five areas of your life for the next year.

The small steps we take today will make a huge difference in the environment tomorrow. Yours, Tara Wilke

McNabb & Risley, you make my world beautiful!

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog

Enjoy a sneak peek at what is being delivered!  Love what you see?  Meet with one of our talented designers today and see what they can create for you!

In case you missed it- In The Press!

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog

Our beautiful accent chair was featured in April's M Magazine and I feel this is definitely in the Modern Heirloom category because of its timeless style.  Inspired by an earlier era, this graceful French carved oak chair is upholstered in a natural linen and features small antique tacks along the base and arms.  We have recently sold out on this item, however we are happy to special order it for you during the Spring Home Sale!

It’s time for McNabb & Risley’s Sample Sale!

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog

Here is your opportunity to enjoy quality home furnishings and save 30% to 70% off on select furniture, home accents, art, lighting, accessories, and area rugs.  Hurry in for best selection!

In the Press! We were featured in April’s Milwaukee Magazine’s Best of the ‘Burbs!

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 in Blog

Thank you Milwaukee Magazine for giving McNabb & Risley a shout out in your April "Best of the 'Burbs" Issue!  We are so excited to be featured!

The photo above was actually shot at McNabb & Risley yesterday and was not in Milwaukee Magazine, but we wanted to share some of our cool gift items that are new for Spring!  We are so excited that you included McNabb & Risley Fine Furniture and Interior Design in the Shopping Section!

Designer’s Choice- Modern Heirlooms by Dona W.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog

When this table arrived in the store I was so excited.  Typically, round tables become oval when leaves are inserted; and finding one with self –storing leaves is rare.  Imagine my delight to find that this 54” round table extended to a 70” round AND had self-storing leaves.

The mechanism on this table is amazing!  You expand the table by sliding the pie shaped leaves outward and bring the hidden leaves forward; it all fits together like a giant puzzle. There are no heavy leaves to store and haul out and the whole process takes about a minute.  I thought it was so ingenious and modern!  Imagine my surprise when I learned the mechanics of this round expanding table was created in the Victorian Era C.1835.

I enjoy showing this beautiful table more than any other piece of furniture in the store because of the delight and wonder it elicits from customers.  I invite you to come in and see for yourself why this quality, unique, table would be perfect for the casual lifestyles of today and become a family heirloom!

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