When Interior Design is a Family Affair
Sisters and jewelry designers Gabriela and Tere Artigas come from a long line of creatives—their grandfather Francisco Artigas was a prolific architect, famous for bringing modernism to Mexico. And they’re not the only ones who inherited a knack for making stylized stuff: Their brother, Alexander, is behind the furniture line Artless, a collection of warm wood tables, leather-covered benches, and couches as modern as they are cozy. Here, Gabriela shows off some of the affection she and Tere have for the pieces in their homes.
“Alex and I have very similar tastes, so when it comes to suggestions for decor or furniture, I listen to what he has to say. In my house, the couch is the centerpiece of the living room, done in an earthy tone with the wood armchair table. Then there’s a pop of color with the blue dining chairs. I think he played well with the colors and the dimensions, so your eye jumps from one piece to the other—I think that’s what I love most about my house.”
“My brother designed the nightstand and the bed. I always have a lot of books piled on it—right now, I’m reading the biography of Jackie Kennedy and her mom and sister.”
“Sometimes when I’m sitting on the sofa, the coffee table is too far to put down your drink, you know? So this piece by Alex is really utilitarian. And I love that drawer in the background—it’s vintage. It came painted like that, and I love it. My dog is in the background—he’s a 14-year-old greyhound named Here.”
“For parties, we usually to go to Tere’s house. She’s the one who cooks more; I don’t. She’ll cook grain bowls and roasted vegetables with yogurt and cucumber. She’s also got a really cozy living room set-up with a bunch of Alex’s pieces you can see here.”
“The bed at my sister’s house is the same exact bed by my brother that I have, but hers is in black lacquer. She’s a musician, so she has a lot of shelves for her many records.”
“This is my favorite part of Tere’s house because it has my brother’s loveseat, my sister’s guitar, and this beautiful fig tree. It brings it all together!”