Happy 4th of July everyone!

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog

Dress up your 4th of July table with these festive lanterns!

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 in Blog

Spending more and more time outdoors this time of year?  Lanterns are a great way to brighten any space indoors or out, just add candles.  Mix different heights and colors as we did for our 4th of July celebration.  Group lanterns on a picnic table or cluster on your deck stairs to light an outdoor gathering.  You really need these for your 4th of July bash, find them locally at McNabb & Risley!

Hello Holidays! Let the fun begin!

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 in Blog

As I plan my red, white, and blue attire for the 4th of July celebrations, I started thinking how classic and timeless these color combinations are.  Here is a clever combination of red, white, and blue upholstery fabrics that just clicked!  I love the denim blue paisley, the brick and red cabana stripe, and nubby texture of the natural woven fabric.  Bring Summer home with style and save during the Summer Sale!

Special Holiday Hours!

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 in Blog

These earrings are head-turners!

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog

Need an idea for what to wear to the outdoor concert tonight?  Who cares when you adorn your ears with these sparkly dangling earrings.  They are one of my all time faves and handmade in Paris just for you.  There's only one pair, so hurry in!

McNabb & Risley you make my world beautiful!

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog

Here is a sneak peek at some beautiful custom furniture that was just delivered. Wait there is more!  Love neutrals and textures or would you prefer more color?  As you can see from the photos above, we can create any design concept that you desire!  Shop local and save during McNabb & Risley's Summer Custom Order Event!  

Our featured candle smells like Summer in a jar!

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 in Blog

Add a fresh Summery fragrance to your home with our Aqua Waters candle.  We love the soft blue and white marbleized clay container that is so pretty you will want to repurpose it after the candle is long gone!  Available while supplies last!

Sunday Summer inspiration!

Posted on Jun 25, 2017 in Blog

Style happens here!

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 in Blog

No wonder McNabb & Risley is a design destination for over 63 years!  Stop in soon to see what our talented designers can do for you!  Special order this sofa in a wide range of fabrics and save during the Summer Home Sale!

Instant makeovers happen everyday during McNabb & Risley’s Summer Sale!

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog

Experience a floor to ceiling makeover during the Summer Floor Sample Sale.  Select home furnishings, art, accents and area rugs that have been reduced for this event!

I always thought Summer began on Memorial Day weekend, but it actually begins today on the Summer Solstice!

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog

Today's the first day of and endless Summer that stretches out for all of us and it has just begun!  What are you planning to do this marvelous Summer of 2017?  We asked our staff and they shared!

Tara- Lots of gardening and long bike rides!

Jim- Anything to do with Road America.  I'm in!

Diane- Getting together with family.

Sara- Going to the lake and fishing!

Nicholas- Excited to continue wedding planning.

Jason- Going to the beach for the 4th of July.

Trenton- Spending time with friends and girlfriend camping.

Gretchen- I'm looking forward to camping, going to waterparks, watching fireworks, and gardening.  

Dona- Golfing!

Krystle- Family time at the beach.

Carol- One of my favorite things to do in Summer is picking strawberries!  I'm looking forward to being able to do that soon!  In addition to strawberry picking, I enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors in Summer, taking walks, relaxing on the patio, and just appreciating nature.

Mike- Grilling on the patio while enjoying a glass of wine with friends and watching our dogs.

Looking for a little blue and white inspiration this Summer?

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Blog

I love to center large bold prints on wing chairs and this blue and white Ikat print is simply smashing!  Look how beautifully the print is centered on the chair and I especially like the bright pewter nailhead accent on the outside arm and wing.  Custom order these wing chairs today and save during the McNabb & Risley Summer Sale!

Today we honor all the Dads!

Posted on Jun 18, 2017 in Blog

Someone we know has some big shoes to fill!

If you are lucky enough to receive some original art that was lovingly created for you by someone with tiny hands, then you are a lucky man indeed!  Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies, Papas, Fathers, Stepfathers, Grandfathers, and to anyone who has guided and loved a child through life.  You are all amazing!

Do you love Summer? Then bring it home!

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 in Blog

I've got that Summer feeling and I want to bring it indoors to enjoy it all year long!  This lovely dining room is styled perfectly for the Summer season.  Mixing painted finishes and rich wood stains are a big trend for 2017.  The ivory dining chairs contrast beautifully with the rich wood trestle table.  A pale blue painted fretwork console adds and unexpected design punch and offers extra storage for dishes too!  This interior is classic, fresh, and updated.  Love this look?  Special order and save during McNabb & Risley's Summer Sale.

I’m a gardener and nothing makes me happier than a small bouquet of brilliant blue hydrangeas!

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular plants in Wisconsin gardens because of their showy blue clusters of flowers and lush blossoms.  Our featured accent is an elegant silk floral arrangement featuring blue hydrangeas in a hand blown glass vase.  A small arrangement like this will add a pop of color to any setting and you will never have to water it!  Get it now at McNabb & Risley.

Nothing says Summer like these nautical blue and white poufs!

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog

Add a touch of Summer and extra seating with a pair of these cabana striped cubes!  The striped woven cotton is durable and the mini flange detail on the welts are ever so stylish.  The cubes measure 18" x 18" x 18" and are very comfortable.  Place the cubes in front of a cocktail table or under a sofa table, just pull them out when needed.  Find these cube accents now at McNabb & Risley and save during the Summer Sale!

Hosting a Summer get together? Try my favorite shrimp salad that is a crowd pleaser!

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog

I am making this shrimp salad for our next Summer gathering, I love it because it is healthy, flavorful, and gluten free.  I do all the preparation the night before and chop the avocado and add the dressing right before serving.  Enjoy!  -Tara   (serves 6)

Shrimp Salad Recipe:

1 1/2 pounds fresh shrimp shelled and deveined 

1 tsp. cajun spices

1 tbsp. fine chopped garlic

Pinch of sea salt

3 tbsp. butter (for sautéing shrimp)

6-8 cups chopped lettuce

3 Roma tomatoes

1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced

1 small seedless cucumber cubed

2 avocados peeled and sliced

3 cobs of fresh corn


Juice of 2 large limes

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

Mix ingredients, place in refrigerator.  


1. Peel and devein shrimp, wash and pat dry with paper towels.  Place in mixing bowl, add cajun spice, garlic, salt, and mix well.

2. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium to high heat.  Melt butter and sauté shrimp two minutes on each side or until cooked through.  Place shrimp on plate to cool.

3. Cut corn off the cob with sharp knife.  Add butter to a nonstick frying pan and melt.  I use medium to high heat, add corn and sauté until cooked for 3-4 minutes.  Salt and pepper the corn, set aside to cool thoroughly.  

4. Wash and spin lettuce, tear into bite size pieces or chop with a knife if you prefer.  Slice tomatoes, red onions, chop cucumbers, and add freshly sautéed corn to mixture.  

5. You can store shrimp, chopped veggies, and fresh lettuce in separate plastic bags and assemble before serving.  I use plastic bags so I do not have a lot of dishes to wash!

To Assemble:

Layer lettuce on a large platter, add shrimp and fresh vegetables.  Peel and slice fresh avocado and place on top of salad.  Add salad dressing and serve immediately, it will taste like Summer!  Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions:

Pair with white wine and french bread or gluten free dinner rolls.  Serve fresh raspberries with whip cream for dessert.

June’s Summer Bucket List!

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 in Blog

It’s time for a Summer design adventure!

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 in Blog

Shop McNabb & Risley's Summer Sale and have our talented design team create something special just for you!  Our featured sofa is available in over 2,000 fabrics and in leather too!  

What’s underfoot this Summer?

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in Blog

McNabb & Risley offers stylish and affordable rug options for every room in the house.  Check out June's featured rug, it is a handmade denim rag rug with leather accents.  This accent rug is a flat weave and it is made out of 100% recycled materials!  Custom order in various sizes and save during the Summer Sale.

It’s time to make a splash! Design wise I mean…

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Blog

Isn't this painting breathtaking, it reminds me of Lake Michigan.  Can't make it to the beach today?  No worries, enjoy a daily dose of paradise on your walls!  Find this beach scene and more at McNabb & Risley and save during the Summer Sale.

Style it Summertime!

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog

Looking for a creative way to add charm to your Summer settings?  Try our whitewashed tray with variegated blue votives ranging from clear to soft shades of indigo blue.  Place on an ottoman like I did or use this accent as a centerpiece for your next gathering.  Find it locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Summer Sale!

Welcome Summer! I am so glad you have arrived!

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 in Blog

Adorn your front door with an elegant Summer wreath filled with colorful silk flowers.  Wreaths are a great way to add color to your entrance and usher in the season!  Find this fabulous wreath and more during McNabb & Risley's Summer Sale!

Summer Sale starts today!

Posted on Jun 3, 2017 in Blog

Stop in and check out all the fabulous new home furnishings and decorative accents that have just arrived for Summer!

We are celebrating today!

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog

Mike, we are wishing you a day that is as special as you are in every way!   -The McNabb & Risley Staff

We celebrated Mike's birthday with a luncheon and an ice cream cake!

June’s Inspirational Quote!

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in Blog

I can guarantee all of you, if we lived in a world where it was always June, it would be more than wonderful!  -Tara

I love this rustic farmhouse style ombre painted cabinet!

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Blog

I recently found this beautiful rustic cabinet on my most recent buying trip and I love the blue ombre hand painted effect.  This is modern farmhouse style at its best!  The brushstroke painting adds so much character to this piece and it would make a fabulous statement in any home.  I have used this painting technique on walls in the store and I'm planning on customizing a set of cube cocktail tables for a family room that I am working on right now.  Love this look?  You can special order this cabinet and save during the McNabb & Risley Spring Home Sale!

I am bringing you some Spring inspiration today!

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Blog

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."  -Henri Matisse

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 

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