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 international antiques fair in France that fit perfectly together in a room. Here are a few of our recent favorites in a "Get the Look" layout paired with some pieces from our very own collection! In case you're wondering, the beautiful rug in the lead image came from our dear friends and neighbors ...   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


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

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