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 with our projects that they could even predict what we might need next on our third, fourth, or fifth visit of the day! Well, in downtown Marseille, in the beautiful south of France, such a place still exists. Founded in 1827, the 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


Négrel Antiques: The Brilliance of Lighting

Choose lighting to illuminate your home and inspire your soul in 2017! We've found a number of inspiration installations of stunning lighting fixtures that reminded us of pieces in our own collection. Wouldn't you love to see one of these remarkable chandeliers in your home?...   read full post »

posted on 1/18/2017


How Cathy and Pierre Négrel brought Antique French Flair to the Austin Scene

When you meet Cathy and Pierre Négrel, you simultaneously marvel at their contradictory personalities and also how wonderfully cute they are together. He is quiet and charming, with a cool exterior punctuated by hilarious one-liners. Oh, he's funny. Funny without even knowing that he's funny....   read full post »

posted on 11/30/2016


Captivating Copper: Négrel Antiques Explores History

Much like the surging obsession with gold, the price of copper has skyrocketed in recent years and the rise in price has led to some unusual crime sprees. Thieves have been known to strip copper wiring from phone and utility cables and construction sites. And even a 122-year-old copper bell was sto...   read full post »

posted on 9/28/2016


Frenchspiration: Négrel Antiques Shares What We Like About France

What is there not to love about France? France has long been well-respected and world famous for its love of culture, art, history, science, philosophy, food, wine, and architecture. There is a reason why France had over 83 million foreign tourists last year and has among the most listed UNESCO site...   read full post »

posted on 8/31/2016

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