Design Council: Bethany Saab

ART EDIT’S DESIGN EXPERTS SHARE THEIR TIPS ON HOW TO STYLE THESE PIECES IN YOUR HOME.

Bethany Saab, Your shoes are on the table. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 101.5 x 76cm. Courtesy: the artist

SIMONE HAAG

Simone Haag Interior Design, Sydney

Still life works have a history of tending towards a dark, hard and often masculine aesthetic. Bethany’s feminine approach to the subject is quirky and whimsical, yet has a realistic domestic undertone. With this culinary reference in mind, I can see this work hung in a dining room with curved built-in booth style seating, flanked by two cane wall sconces.

JULIA GREEN

Greenhouse Interiors, Sydney

This work is definitely a moment captured in time. Bethany’s painting is both calming and unassuming, depicting what could be any household. It is a beautiful depiction of domestic life, with perhaps a title evocative of a mother (or our own subconscious) reminding us of proper table etiquette. This piece is balanced with its use of lines, soft tones and shadow play. I would love to see this work in a colour-filled room with patterned wallpaper as a total commitment to the pattern on pattern play.

JASON GRANT

Interior stylist, designer, author

I love a still life and the story it is able to tell. In this work I am instantly wanting to know who lives here. The curious collection of objects on the table would be an interesting point of conversation if hung as a hero piece above a cream textured sofa in a family living room.

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