The History of the Bistro Table

The classic bistro table is chic and flexible. They seem like they have always existed and work with everything. Ubiquitous as they are now, how did they get woven into our notion of Parisian life? We decided to look at bistro history, where these easy-going beauties got their start, then delve into our favorite uses for them....   read full post »

posted on 10/11/2017

   

Exploring Venetian Glass with Négrel Antiques

Few things are as timeless as Venetian mirrors, which must be why they are a perennial favorite of designers. With so many different style choices you can work one into nearly any space, creating a look that’s both eclectic and glamorous at once. We decided it was time that we highlight the V...   read full post »

posted on 8/31/2017

   

Get The Look with Négrel Antiques!

If you're anything like us, you spend HOURS looking at design magazines! Well maybe not that much time, but we do draw inspiration from some of our favorite designers and it often influences how we shop for our collection in the south of France. Sometimes, Cathy and Pierre will even select items at ...   read full post »

posted on 7/20/2017

   

See The World with Négrel Antiques: Paris Travel Tips!

We know, we know. We write about France a lot. But that's for good reason! Today, we wanted to share some easy tips for those of you who may be traveling to Paris this summer. Oh Paris in the summer! What a time to see the City of Lights! What will you need first? A place to stay! There is no short...   read full post »

posted on 6/22/2017

   

Exploring Marseille with Négrel Antiques: Maison Empereur

In the U.S., it's sometimes hard to imagine what life was like before our big-box home improvement centers proliferated. Once, we had friendly neighborhood hardware stores that carried nearly everything we needed for the average home project. The staff knew us by name, and were often so familiar wi...   read full post »

posted on 4/28/2017

   

Shopping in France with Négrel Antiques: What We Saw, What We Liked!

Our favorite part of visiting France so often is that we get to see our family and all of our friends. Some even let us stay with them, which is the best way to visit a foreign land. Some meet us for dinner and drinks while we are in their town. Some even travel across France to meet us where we are...   read full post »

posted on 4/15/2017

   

A Touch of Greenery with Négrel Antiques

Can you think of a better way to start fresh than an invigorating hue? Pantone has named Greenery the Color of the Year for 2017, and how appropriate, given that green is symbolic of rejuvenation and good luck! Our heads have been spinning thinking of the new possibilities that this color brings, bu...   read full post »

posted on 2/16/2017

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