Cathy Négrel's Childhood North Dallas Home Revamped and Revisited

Cathy Négrel, co-owner of Négrel Antiques and remarkable Austinite, grew up in the rapidly growing city of Dallas, Texas in the 1960s. And a key contributor to her taste in decor and style was the home in which she and her family lived during her formative years. A contemporary home on Yamini Drive in North Dallas, designed by architect George Richie, was the family's sanctuary and featured a number of intuitive architectural elements to make the home feel like a part of the outdoors....   read full post »

posted on 9/22/2019

   

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 8/22/2019

   

Our Favorite Vignettes: 2019 Edition!

It's time again to look back at our year in vignettes! If you recall, we did a recap in 2018 of some of our favorite images, in which we show our pieces "in situ" to demonstrate how they may feel in your own home. We take pride in organizing simple yet sophisticated rooms to show how we envision som...   read full post »

posted on 7/22/2019

   

Pétanque: The Classic French Game of Skill and Strategy

Pétanque is a French team game of skill and strategy that involves throwing hollow metal balls, called boules, on a playing field as close as possible to a small, wooden goal ball called a “jack” or “cochonnet.” The modern version of the game, which can be seen in this...   read full post »

posted on 6/22/2019

   

Evolution of French Decorative Arts: Louis XV

It wasn't exactly out with the old and in with the new when Louis XV ascended the throne in 1723. The baroque fashion of his predecessor, Louis XIV, remained in style until the 1730s. We love baroque, but all good things must come to an end! Enter rococo - the style synonymous with Louis XV’s ...   read full post »

posted on 5/22/2019

   

Evolution of French Decorative Arts: Louis XIV

One does not earn the title “Sun King” for being lackluster. If you have yet to visit the halls of Versailles, enjoy these photos of the grandiose hallways and rooms filled with gilded furniture and mirrors to get an idea of its flamboyant glamour....   read full post »

posted on 4/22/2019

   

Wine Regions of France

We love wine almost as much as we love France! So, the fact that there’s so much wine in our favorite country, it’s sure to be the best in our eyes. Let’s break it down by all of the wine regions in France, by the climate and the variety of wines produced in these regions. There ar...   read full post »

posted on 3/11/2019

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