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A Gusto for Life

People and their homes grow up together. Ever since Cris Briger and her husband moved into the house they built in 1999 outside San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, she has watched herself and her home change.

 

“Just as you advance in life, your house has to advance with you or else you get stuck in time,” says Briger, who divides her time between a Modernist condominium in Palm Beach and this expansive seven-bedroom home in San Miguel, the latter being the place she calls her family’s “home home, though we don’t live there full time.”

 

She and her children do visit the house often for long stretches of time, notably with her son Charles Peed, who is in business with her running Casa Gusto, an exuberantly curated antiques store and interior design business in West Palm Beach. “If you’re away from your home too long, you suddenly find yourself in your grandmother’s house, with things that are dated,” she adds. “Not only have interiors in general evolved over the years, so, too, do we evolve. We all are affected by our travels and what we discover on those trips.”

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN BY CRIS BRIGER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

STYLED BY CHARLES PEED

WRITTEN BY DAVID MASELLO

 

This story appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of MILIEU