Finding and Buying Antiques in France with Négrel Antiques

As many of you, our lovely readers, know, Pierre and I travel to France each year in a quest for unique and one-of-a-kind antique and vintage treasures to bring home to Texas. Once here, Pierre, Karn, Shannon and I (the Négrel team) and Chad (our photographer) help those unique and beautiful pieces find a forever home with one of our wonderful customers!...   read full post »

posted on 6/16/2018

   

Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion

Featured on the left is one of Cathy's photographs of Marseille's Port Pavilion that had just been completed and opened to the public during one of our buying trips to France. Completed in March, 2013, the Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion, designed by Foster + Part...   read full post »

posted on 5/25/2018

   

Spring Cleaning: Up and Out!

When it comes to the age-old tradition of spring cleaning, most people immediately fixate solely on wiping baseboards and resealing tile grout. And still other folks think of purging your home of unwanted or unused belongings (Goodwill run, anyone?). That doesn't always have to be the only objective...   read full post »

posted on 5/11/2018

   

Port of Marseille's Fisherman's Market

When we visit Marseille, Pierre's hometown, we always take a walk down to le Marché de la Pêche, the outdoor fish market!...   read full post »

posted on 4/28/2018

   

Antiquing in France in the Springtime!

With the shortest travel time ever to Marseille (via British Airways new non-stop flight from Austin to London), we were happy to return to Pierre's hometown and see his mom. After a brief visit, our treasure hunting began...and we found this wonderful French Carpenter's Etabli in Provence. Followin...   read full post »

posted on 3/26/2018

   

2018 Design Trends: Gallery Wall

The minds at Elle Decor have prognosticated that wall art, in particular gallery walls, will be a strong trend in the coming year. They can be tough to tackle, so we thought we’d throw in our two cents worth. How much is too much? What suits my style? Well, do you like an orderly look, or do y...   read full post »

posted on 3/3/2018

   

What We Love About French Antiques

There are many reasons to love antiques, really. So it may be difficult to distill our primary reasons here. But we'll give it a shot!...   read full post »

posted on 2/12/2018

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