There are often words in a language that is not our own that capture a meaning that is precise, a feeling or description so perfect that we must bridge over and take from the other land and claim it. GUSTO is one of the words capturing in Spanish and Italian a vibrant feeling of taste and pleasure.
GET THE GUSTO is just that. A newly hatched company of antiques, objects, and artworks is now opening its doors as CASA GUSTO on Georgia Avenue in West Palm Beach Florida. The space is filled with goods old and new gathered and invented from around the globe.
17th and 18th-century furniture mixed with a dose of mid-century to hand painted and thrown Talavera from Mexico evoking Andalusia. End runs and vintage fabric cushions coming together to make dowry quality comfort. Hand molded ceramics from France where earthly pigments dress the table in colors that you can almost taste. Lively and exotic canvases of the artist Catharine Warren making the walls on which they are hung come to life.
"Sexy and provocative is the goal as well as wanting to repurchase everything in the shop for myself," says Cris Briger co-proprietor with her son Charles Peed. The two exude excitement for all that is within. It is a very personal journey sought after and now going public in a mutual love of the hunt, chase, and capture of all that is..... GUSTO.