Inside Casa Gusto.Charles Peed
In West Palm Beach, where classic and white-washed antique stores abound, there’s a new boutique in town with a worldly point of view. Searching for a rare Mexican Chippendale console, handmade French ceramics, a Fritz Hansen daybed or hand-thrown Talavera pottery? Casa Gusto’s owners, mother-and-son duo Cris Briger and Charles Peed, import their favorite finds from markets and antique sources all over the globe.
Before opening up shop, the family lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where Cris and her late husband ran the furniture company and design firm Briger+Briger for 20 years. To source pieces for clients, they’d bring Charles to antique markets in different countries, establishing relationships with local artisans along the way. Today, curating covetable goods is second nature to the family, who celebrate Casa Gusto’s one-year anniversary this month.
As for the store’s name: In Italian and Spanish, gusto translates to a vibrant feeling of taste and pleasure—and this special shop is something to savor, for certain. —ALEXANDRA MORRIS