Green with envy? Your friends may be when they see this stunning vintage necklace!

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog

Pull together a fashion statement instantly when slip this vintage necklace around your neck!  The bright peridot crystals are faceted and will reflect the light when you walk through a room.  Vintage jewelry is on trend for Spring especially anything in green!  We celebrate the 2017 Color of the Year "Greenery" by featuring an antique find from the 1950's.  What is old is suddenly new again!  Find it locally at McNabb & Risley.



A life well lived – a loving tribute to the founder of McNabb and Risley – Richard McNabb

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog

Recently, Richard McNabb passed away at age 91 in Dallas, Texas where he had resided with family.  Mr. McNabb was the co-founder of McNabb & Risley Fine Furniture and Interior Design in Thiensville, Wisconsin, along with his dear friend Russell Risley.  When Mr. Risley passed away in the mid 1960's, Mr. McNabb, being the gentleman he was, insisted his business partner's name remain on the door.  He felt it was important because it was a dream they had shared, and he wanted the Risley family to know that the legacy would live on.  This is just a tiny example of Mr. McNabb's kindness and generous spirit.  Richard McNabb was a long time resident of Meqoun-Thiensville and raised his family locally.  He loved the small town rural feel of the community in the early 1960's and supported the Mequon-Thiensville Rotary Club for many years.  Mr. McNabb served as the Rotary Club President from 1969-1970 and was awarded the Honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award in 1994, which my husband and I proudly witnessed.  

As the current owners of McNabb & Risley, my husband and I are deeply saddened by Dick's passing and will always remember him with deep respect and gratitude.  It was Richard McNabb who laid the successful foundation of the business that still bears his name today.  When we first purchased the store, Mr. McNabb was always there to be a sounding board to offer gentle guidance and insightful solutions for problems big and small.  He also knew everything about the store inside and out.  For instance, when I called him one morning and had to ask, "Do we have a well, and where is it?" when the well inspector suddenly appeared, Mr. McNabb came right over and showed where the well was in an obscure part of the warehouse where I would have never thought to look.  Also, Mr. McNabb was amazingly handy and could fix almost anything in the store that broke and if he couldn't, he knew who to call and would offer to do so.  

Mr. McNabb continued to follow the furniture business for many years and would stop by to talk shop right up to the time he moved to Texas.  His enthusiasm at age 90 was inspiring!  I hope when he looks down from Heaven that he sees how his little company has grown and expanded and realizes all the opportunities that he has played forward to Jim and I and all the McNabb & Risley employees over the last six decades.  Because of Mr. McNabb's vision, six generations of employees have been able to actualize their dreams big and small in more ways than he can imagine!  Many of us were able to buy homes, drive safe cars, send children to college, pay for weddings, afford costly medical care, pay off school debt, support elderly parents, and contribute to local charities.  I like to think of this as the ripple effect where one life can make a huge difference to so many.  For this and more, I thank you Mr. McNabb, you will never be forgotten and you left the world a better place just by being in it.

-Jim and Tara Wilke and the entire McNabb & Risley Staff



Stop in and see what is new for Spring!

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 in Blog


From classic to contemporary, the 2017 of the year proves to be versatile!

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in Blog

Our antique reproduction settee looks super stylish in this vivid shade of green.  Pair with pink, navy, aqua, or yellow to jumpstart your latest design project.  This settee is available in over 2,000 fabrics and fifteen custom finishes.  Custom order and save during McNabb & Risley's Winter Sale!



St. Patrick’s Day greetings!

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in Blog

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.     --Irish Proverb

The McNabb & Risley staff and I wish you both today!  Cheers!



Just wondering what happened to our early Spring weather?!

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Blog

Winter is back with record snowfalls!  We just wanted to share the beauty...



Supporting a great cause…

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in Blog

Please attend the upcoming More Than Pink Gala held on March 22nd at the Marcus Center in downtown Milwaukee.  The More Than Pink Gala is part of the local effort to raise money necessary to fund grant programs and direct services that will help fight breast cancer in Southeastern Wisconsin.  This year, McNabb & Risley has made two donations: a Comfort and Care Gift Basket, and a $500 gift certificate and design consultation!

Make the day of a loved one who is undergoing cancer treatment with this thoughtful comfort and care gift basket.  The basket is full of practical gifts and little luxuries that are helpful that are helpful during chemo and radiation therapy.  Included in this gift basket is: notecards, journal, book, notebook, Godiva chocolates, pink glass with straw, rose candle, coffee cup, peppermint tea, pink socks, pink nail polish, Burt's Bees moisturizer, lip balm, Aveeno skin relief, Basis soap, magazines, ginger candy, Biotène oral rinse, Purell, facial wipes, mints, and gum.



Daylight Savings Time begins today!

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 in Blog

Did you remember to set your clock ahead last night?  Keep you and your family on time with our stylish clock.  Antique metal with rusty accents and decorative metal details are a classic choice for any home.  Find it now at McNabb and Risley and save during the Winter Sale!



Stop in and see what is new for Spring!

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 in Blog


Light and bright- March’s featured lamp!

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in Blog

This month we are focusing on " Greenery" the 2017 color of the year.  The featured lamp this month packs a powerful burst of bright green which we love!  Our stylish ceramic lamp is mounted on a clear crystal base with a white linen drum shade.  The height is 31" and the switch is a 3-way with a maximum bulb wattage of 100 watts.  Custom order this lamp in three colorways, bright green as shown, ivory, and tangerine!



We are going green this Spring in more ways than one!

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog

The global color authority, Pantone Color Institute, has chosen "Greenery"  for the 2017 Color of the Year.  I am exploring how to introduce this vibrant color in your design scheme all month long.  Our chic chest is the perfect example how an accent piece in bold green can set the stage for a dramatic interior.  The three drawer chest has been custom painted and features satin nickel drawer pulls.  The Greek key molding and base has been painted in a contrast color to highlight the design details.  The dimensions are 48" wide, 22" deep, and 34" high.  Love this piece, but cannot use this color combination?  Select from any Benjamin Moore color deck and we will have this custom made especially for you!



Pillow talk, let’s accessorize!

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog

This month I am focusing on the color green and trendsetting accents for your home.  One of my favorite finds for Spring are the pair accent pillows in a modern green and white print.  Custom order and save locally at McNabb & Risley!



Give your home a “Greenery” boost!

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Blog

I love antique glass and even though these bottles are new, they have the same rustic feel as old hand blown glass.  The bronze metal detail at the top of the bottles add to the vintage effect.  Accessorize with ferns or try delicate branches.  This is an accessory you can change seasonally, for example: cherry blossoms for Spring, ferns for Summer, berries for Fall and Winter.  Change your look as much as you like!  Find it now during McNabb & Risley's Winter Sale.



What’s underfoot this month?

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 in Blog

We are celebrating Pantone's color choice of the year 2017- Greenery (and an early Spring) with this stunning grass green area rug.  Our luxurious rug is hand tufted of 100% New Zealand wool, then hand carved for a three dimensional texture.  This hand crafted masterpiece is available in standard rug sizes, 5x8, 8x11, 9x13, and as a runner.  Custom order and save during the Winter Sale!



March’s Inspirational Quote…

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog

We are going green this March to celebrate Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year "Greenery."  Green symbolizes fresh starts, new beginnings, and an emerging Spring season.  To learn more about this colorful trend and how to use it in your home, follow March's blog.  

Congratulations to the winner of the $1000 Gift Certificate drawing Barbara C.!  Barbara enjoys shopping at McNabb & Risley because of the quality of the home furnishings!  We cannot wait to see what Barbara selects for her next design project.



Pink accents can make a room pop!

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog

Vibrant color is back to stay in a big way for Spring!  The bold pink accents in this setting create a warm contrast to the cool blue walls.  Special order the area rugs, accents, and poufs now during the Anniversary Sale and save!



Instant art collection!

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 in Blog

Our collection of mini canvases are perfect for a small wall and will brighten any spot.  Sold as a set of three, these delightful florals will add a touch of pink to any setting!  Find them now at McNabb & Risley and save during the Anniversary Sale.



Think pink, discover a small space with big design impact!

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 in Blog

I am focusing on pink color palettes this month, and here is a beautiful inspirational entryway that is breathtaking.  Still afraid of pink?  Pink can be sophisticated and timeless as demonstrated in the interior above.  Love the look?  Meet with one of our designers to create a look you will love and that expresses your sense of style.  The wall covering above is available in six different colorways and can be ordered today through McNabb & Risley!



Tablescaping 101: A stylish Spring centerpiece!

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog

There's a hint of Spring in the air this week, and I wanted to capture that feeling with this fun DIY centerpiece.  Instead of the classic large floral bouquet, I did a less formal arrangement with $11 worth of Spring flowers from the local grocery store.  I used glass bottles and jars instead of vases wrapped with natural twine.  You also could use thin copper or silver florist wire as well, which would be just as effective.  I placed a large slice of wood on the table then layered in two hurricanes with candles and an assortment of bottles and jars to complete the look.  The burlap runner and slice of wood can be purchased at any craft store and the wood can be stained to match your table or left natural.  This was easy to do and the guests at our open house loved it!  



Colorful concepts…

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog

Looking for smart stylish ways to think outside the "design box"?  Come to McNabb & Risley for chic solutions to any design dilemma!  When it comes to design, McNabb & Risley is one stop shopping.  We have everything you need to complete your homes décor in one convenient location and a full staff of talented interior designers to make your design dreams become a reality!  Can't find what you are looking for?  We can custom create and design any of our home furnishings to your liking and save storewide!



Discover 5 easy ways to design with pink!

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 in Blog

Add an interesting mix of decorative accent pillows in various shades of pink.

Treat yourself to a bouquet of pink and cream roses--perfect for this time of the year!

Add a decorative accessory like this art glass bowl.

Designer Dona W. created this one of kind custom sofa featuring an art deco print with touches of pale pink.

Simply stunning!

Interior Designer Sara's fave go to pink accessory is a pale blush sheep skin pillow.



We are celebrating a special birthday today!

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog

Trenton you are such an amazing person and we are so glad that you are a part of the McNabb & Risley Team!  We celebrated Trenton's birthday with a luncheon and a homemade cake!  



Does this come in pink?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Blog

Yes!  This chair comes in over thousands of fabrics including leather!  Design today is personality driven, so whatever you are trying to achieve, we are with you 100%!  Did I mention that this chair is on sale?  Save up to 40% on custom orders this month.  Call or stop in to consult with one of our interior designers today!



What’s underfoot?

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog

This colorful rug features a bold floral pattern that pops with all the hottest color trends for 2017!  Cobalt blue, tangerine, hot pink, and bright turquoise make this a statement in any home.  The multicolored toss pillows on the sectional add more color and interest and they coordinate perfectly with the rug.  The rug and toss pillows are indoor/outdoor accents that will offer years of performance and beauty.  It just goes to show everything is better with a touch of pink!  Custom order and save during McNabb & Risley's Anniversary Sale.



Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog


Pretty in Pink!

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 in Blog

As long as there is a little pink in the world it will always be a better place.  Add a touch of pink to your home with these pink and yellow roses that will never wilt... Yes Please!

*Find this arrangement locally at McNabb & Risley.



Find joy in every day. Mid-Winter Inspiration!

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 in Blog

Enjoying the simple pleasure of sitting by a roaring fire on a snowy morning in Thiensville.  

Frosty scenery on the Milwaukee River, Thiensville, WI.

This Winter, try embracing the great outdoors.  Fiddleheads Coffee House patio on a snowy day in Thiensville-simply beautiful...



Save the Date!

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog

*Register to win a $1000 gift certificate!  Drawing to be held February 28th.  Not valid on prior purchases and some restrictions will apply.

*Enjoy refreshments and coffee.

* Save up to 40% off on select custom orders.  Will not apply to previous purchases.



It’s all about pink this month!

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog

What a fresh color combination, I love the look of the dove gray and bright pink.  Custom order this sofa and save up to 40% off during McNabb & Risley's Anniversary Sale!



Save the Date!

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog

*Register to win a $1000 gift certificate!  Drawing to be held February 28th.  Not valid on prior purchases and some restrictions will apply.

*Enjoy refreshments and coffee.

* Save up to 40% off on select custom orders.  Will not apply to previous purchases.



Is pink your signature color?

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog

If pink is your signature color, you are in luck!  2017 is the year of pink in all shades, colors, and variations.  However, if pink isn't in your future design plans, custom order this chair in over hundreds of other fabrics!  Choose from wovens, textures, prints, and more!  Save on all custom orders during McNabb & Risley's Anniversary Sale going on now!



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