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!

Inspiration for your walls!

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in Blog

I am always looking for creative ways to paint walls and this caught my eye!  I love the metallic bronze paint on top and the pure white below.  This may be presented for my next contemporary design project!  

I found it at McNabb and Risley!

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog

McNabb and Risley Interior Designer Michael D. shares his thoughts on mixing traditional furnishings with contemporary art.  "With a soft color palette as the backdrop for the clients' traditional formal dining room, the decision was made to bring in a large scale contemporary painting.  The sweeping brushstrokes add an air of relaxed contemporary sophistication to the beautiful traditional dining room."

Save the Date!

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog

You are invited to McNabb & Risley’s spectacular Autumn Art Event on Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Register to win a stunning piece of art and enjoy refreshments while you shop.  As an added bonus, take an additional 10 percent off the sale price of all art purchases during this event!

October’s inspirational quote…

Posted on Oct 1, 2017 in Blog

McNabb and Risley is where the creative design process begins…

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in Blog

McNabb and Risley Interior Designer Krystle N. translates her Whitefish Bay clients' design dreams into reality!  Here is a sneak peek of their design project in process, more will follow when the interior is complete!

It’s time to lighten up!

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 in Blog

It's getting darker out earlier now and everyone needs an accent lamp to brighten their space!  Our selected lamp for September features a finely carved wooden base with stylized leaves.  The whitewash finish brings out the intricate details in the base and highlights the white cotton shade.  

Lamp Details:  17.5" High, Bulb Wattage 60W

Save the Date!

Posted on Sep 28, 2017 in Blog

You are invited to McNabb & Risley’s spectacular Autumn Art Event on Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Register to win a stunning piece of art and enjoy refreshments while you shop.  As an added bonus, take an additional 10 percent off the sale price of all art purchases during this event!

Trend Watch Fall 2017

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Blog

The leaves are beginning to fall and that got me thinking how beautiful their form is.  One of my favorite trends I am following for Fall is the appearance of leaves on fabrics, lamps, art, and area rugs.  Botanical prints have gone modern over the last few years and can be bold and colorful as in the featured chair above or subdued like the modern wool carpet below.  

As a designer I think it's refreshing to see nature interpreted in new and exciting ways.  Here are a few more leaf inspired accents, I hope you enjoy!

Find it at McNabb & Risley now!

Leaf prints go classic as demonstrated with this chinoiserie inspired pattern on the accent pillow.

Bold palm leaf motifs have been the rage in warmer climates for several years now.  Banana leaf patterns have been spotted on wall coverings, designer textiles, and accent pillows.  Our retro inspired ceramic lamp is the perfect way to introduce tropical flavor to any setting!  Special order now and save during the Fall Home Sale.

Thinking about an alternative to art for your walls?

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in Blog

Good for you!  I love it when clients think outside the box and are open to trying new design concepts.  I believe a hand woven wall hanging offers interesting texture and pattern to any relaxed lifestyle setting.  Hang the textile on your wall off center of your sofa.  Add some framed prints, baskets, or even a rustic mirror to balance the grouping.  Like the effect?  Custom order the featured wall hanging and save during the Fall Home Sale!

One can never have enough pillows and this setting proves it!

Posted on Sep 23, 2017 in Blog

Who out there has enough pillows?  No woman ever said that ever!  Am I right?  Well, maybe my husband who has had to put up with my pillow collection for years - that is another story!  The beauty of pillows is that they allow you to experiment with color, pattern, and style in a cost effective manner.  Accent pillows are the easiest and fastest way to update your home for Fall.  The eclectic grouping above is so inviting, it makes you want to join the party.  Don't let an absence of seating curb your desire to entertain.  Style your home like a pro with masses of chic pillows in varying shapes, colors, and textures.  Toss the pillows around your cocktail table and let the party begin!  All of the pillows featured today are available to special order through the McNabb & Risley design staff.

There is a touch of Fall in the air this morning!

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Blog

Take a moment to enjoy the emerging Fall colors!  Enjoy your day.

You deserve a home work space that works as hard as you do!

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog

The Parson's style desk has been updated for 2017 with a striking steel base and a dappled gray stone top.  The work surface looks like marble subway tile which has been adhered to the metal base with precision by a master artisan.  This piece would be beautiful in a bay window or placed behind a sofa in your family room.  Make working at home a pleasure by upgrading your work space!  Special order and save during the Fall Home Sale.  Complementary leather desk chairs are on sale during this event.

Capture the essence of comfort with this beautiful linen bedding!

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog

Our dreamy linen and cotton blend duvet cover and shams are available in three neutral color ways: linen, white, and gray. The ensemble is sold in a three piece set and is hand stitched in a diamond pattern with silver metallic accents.  Find it locally at McNabb & Risley and save during the Fall Home Sale!

Beautiful, rustic, and handcrafted for you!

Posted on Sep 16, 2017 in Blog

Are you having a hard time deciding whether your design aesthetic is rustic or modern?  Be both, by incorporating live edge furniture into your future design scheme.  Live edge furniture blends the design categories, allowing you to style your interior either way!  That is what I love about this trend, the styles are timeless and the beauty of the woodgrain is breathtaking.  The headboard of this live edge platform bed is made of two inch think wood planks.  The interior is left in its organic form to highlight the wood's natural beauty.  The craftsman has skillfully hand fit each board to its best advantage to preserve the natural character of the tree, while creating a work of art.  For every tree harvested to make this bed, another is planted to honor the environment and for future generations to enjoy! 

Create a restful retreat for you and your family this Fall!

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog

Come home to comfort and style when you relax in this deeply tufted leather sofa.  Select from over 175 luxurious full grain leather options or designer fabrics and save up to 40% during the Fall Home Sale!  The handcrafted table is perfect for active families because it is constructed of reclaimed wood and is distressed to perfection.  Warm ivory walls and a wool shag rug complete this restful setting.  The only thing missing is a stack of library books, a glass of wine, and a vanilla candle!  Love the look, custom order it at McNabb & Risley, your favorite local furniture store.

*Close up detail of handcrafted reclaimed wood cocktail table.  44 inches round.

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