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EDITORS’ PICKS: Lighting, Rugs, Ginger Jars + a New Place to Shop Old Things

This month's dazzling new discoveries.

November 4, 2019

A Bright Idea

Urban Electric Company—the Charleston, South Carolina-based lighting manufacturer known for its impeccable craftsmanship and classic- meets-contemporary goods—is upping its already exceptional custom offerings: Choose your favorite Schumacher fabric or wallpaper, and they’ll create a shade for your favorite Urban Electric fixture. urbanelectric.com —MEEGHAN TRUELOVE

Products of Imagination

Williams Sonoma’s just-launched Schumacher Collection of homewares features such popular Schumacher patterns as Bukhara Ikat, Bixi, Ming fret and Chiang Mai Dragon.

Homewares juggernaut Williams Sonoma has launched more than 40 new goods showcasing interpretations of some of the most-loved patterns of the legendary design house Schumacher. From tableware to ginger jars to needlepointed pillows, the collection proves that great design transcends categorization. williams-sonoma.com and wshome.com —M.T.

Handwoven Beauty

Master artisan Stephanie Seal Brown just debuted a capsule series of rugs called Calcada. The three designs are handwoven in Kentucky on traditional looms using a centuries-old Swedish technique. Made from sustainably dyed Egyptian cotton, the reversible pieces are as sturdy as they are stylish. $2,320, stephaniesealbrown.com

Brown’s sophisticated aesthetic is also available as hand-loomed trims for use on curtains and upholstery through Schumacher; fschumacher.com. —M.T.

Global Style

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