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Interior Designer Brahman Perera + Restaurateur Jason M Jones’ Luxe Melbourne Terrace

At Home With Sheridan

The home of Brahman Perera started out as one of his client’s. Towards the end of the project (and well into the pandemic), the owners decided to relocate to the country, and Brahman and his partner, restaurateur Jason M Jones, snapped up the opportunity to turn the place into their own home!

Brahman transformed this property from two previously separate 1860s terraces into the cohesive, glamorous home it is today. Wares both functional and beautiful are proudly on display, from treasures picked up overseas, to personal family heirlooms, and luxurious bed linen by Sheridan.

19th May, 2022

Sheridan Martella Bed Cover in Cumin. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Quilt Cover. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Flat Sheet. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Tailored Pillowcase. Sheridan Anderssonn Breakfast Cushion in Cumin and Olive. Porter’s Paints Andalusian Olive wall colour. Sibella Court Banks Lantern. Vintage art prints. 1950s Paire d’appliques murales Italiennes wall sconce from The Art of Object on Etsy. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Brahman Perera at home. Sheridan Martella Bed Cover in CuminSheridan 1200tc Estrel Quilt Cover. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Flat Sheet. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Tailored Pillowcase. Sheridan Anderssonn Breakfast Cushion in Cumin and Olive. Porter’s Paints Andalusian Olive wall colour. Photo – Eve Wilson. Sibella Court Banks Lantern. Vintage art prints. 1950s Paire d’appliques murales Italiennes wall sconce from The Art of Object on Etsy. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Sheridan Martella Bed Cover in Cumin. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Quilt Cover. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Flat Sheet. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Tailored Pillowcase. Sheridan Anderssonn Breakfast Cushion in Cumin and Olive. Porter’s Paints Andalusian Olive wall colour. Sibella Court Banks Lantern. Vintage art prints. 1950s Paire d’appliques murales Italiennes wall sconce from The Art of Object on Etsy. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Sheridan Martella Bed Cover in Cumin. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Quilt Cover. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Flat Sheet. Sheridan 1200tc Estrel Tailored Pillowcase. Sheridan Anderssonn Breakfast Cushion in Cumin and Olive. Porter’s Paints Andalusian Olive wall colour.  Vintage art prints. 1950s Paire d’appliques murales Italiennes wall sconce from The Art of Object on Etsy. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Sheridan Ultimate Indulgence Towel Collection in Cinnamon. Original re-enamelled bathtub. Vintage cherrywood console and white enamel sink. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Circa 1970s desk by Robert Dunlop bought at Leonard Joel. Vintage leather desk chair by Charles Eames for ICS bought at Leonard Joel. Bill Henson ‘Floating Girl’ artwork bought at auction. 1960s Italian chrome and marble base arc floor lamp bought at Leonard Joel. Kelly Wrestler gold bowl. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Sheridan Briones Throw. XL Belle pendant by Brahman Perera. Ligne Roset Ploum sofa from DOMO. Ligne Roset Togo Fireside Chair from DOMO. Square leather tub chair bought at Leonard Joel. Arabescato Carrara coffee table bought at Smith Street Bazaar. Moooi Delft Blue Vase 6 from SPACE. Michael Anastassiades IC floor lamp from Euroluce. Tiwi Pukumani poles (Tutuni poles) by Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Gerry Mungatopi from Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

 

Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

French deco chrome and mirror floor lamp bought from Leonard Joel. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Sheridan Briones Throw. XL Belle pendant by Brahman Perera. Ligne Roset Ploum sofa from DOMO. Ligne Roset Togo Fireside Chair from DOMO. Square leather tub chair bought at Leonard Joel. Arabescato Carrara coffee table bought at Smith Street Bazaar. Moooi Delft Blue Vase 6 from SPACE. Michael Anastassiades IC floor lamp from Euroluce. Tiwi Pukumani poles (Tutuni poles) by Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Gerry Mungatopi from Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Mangiarotti-style marble table bought from CCSS online. Kathleen Padoon artwork ‘Nakarra Nakarra’ (2008). Vintage ceramic Roman pot. Rattan and leather PJ chairs by Brahman Perera for Made Studio. French Provincial sideboard bought at EJ Aigner Auctions. 1950s Paire d’appliques murales Italiennes wall sconce from The Art of Object on Etsy. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Sheridan Briones Throw. Sheridan Anderssonn Breakfast Cushion in Olive. Square leather tub chair bought at Leonard Joel. Arabescato Carrara coffee table bought at Smith Street Bazaar. Michael Anastassiades IC floor lamp from Euroluce. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Sheridan Briones Throw. XL Belle pendant by Brahman Perera. Ligne Roset Ploum sofa from DOMO. Ligne Roset Togo Fireside Chair from DOMO. Square leather tub chair bought at Leonard Joel. Arabescato Carrara coffee table bought at Smith Street Bazaar. Moooi Delft Blue Vase 6 from SPACE. Michael Anastassiades IC floor lamp from Euroluce. Tiwi Pukumani poles (Tutuni poles) by Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Gerry Mungatopi from Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Rattan and leather PJ chairs by Brahman Perera for Made Studio. Bronze dove sculptures from Paradise Road. Indigenous Mimeh Spirit totem. Floor lamp/wheel plaster pendant by Brahman Perera. Matisse ‘Coeur D’amour Epris’ mid-century poster by Vintage Posters Only. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Brahman Perera. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Artwork by Kelvis C Liu. Eve Serving dish by Jonathan Adler from The Cool Hunter. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Calacatta Viola stone from Signorino. 1950s Paire d’appliques murales Italiennes wall sconce from The Art of Object on Etsy. Gessi tapware. Miele appliances. Aballs Table Lamp by Jamie Hayon for  Parachilna from KeZu. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Lucy Feagins

Lucy Feagins
Thursday 19th May 2022

‘The house allows us to display all our collection without it feeling overwhelming or like a museum or shop!’ 

‘Home’ to interior designer Brahman Perera is a place that says something about the people who live there, and encapsulates all the senses.

This is evident in his West Melbourne home, where Brahman lives with his partner, restaurateur Jason M Jones (owner of Entrecôte and several other Melbourne venues), and poodles Billie and Ella.

Brahman was first introduced to this home by clients, who engaged the designer to overhaul the property. At the time, the property was actually two separate 1860s terraces, each with their own front doors.

‘It was time to introduce a sense of order and clarity to the many rooms; and introduce light and clear circulation to the two terraces in order to shape the house, this time, to the clients — in a delicate and respectful way of course!’ says Brahman of the project. His vision was to fuse a ‘lyricism of historical romance and complexities’ with a more ‘avant-garde contemporary vernacular’ inspired by the clients’ love and patronage of the arts.

The clients intended to live in the home upon completion, but the pandemic inspired a move to the country instead. Fortunately, Brahman was more than happy to take their place! ‘Having fallen in love with the project and house, it was a smooth transition moving into this beautiful place,’ he says.

Renovations have vastly improved the layout of this property, allowing a diverse collection of furniture and objects to sit together harmoniously in the space — perfect for people who regularly collect and purchase random chairs and tables! ‘A geometric crispness, clarity of plan and a rightness of proportion lifted the period labyrinth out of disorder, and opened it up into a charming and homely residence,’ says Brahman. 

Throughout the home, a considered use of rich colour and texture also anchors the couple’s eclectic collection of furniture and artwork.  ‘I am particular drawn to balancing textures and different mediums to create a rich landscape, and also a story’ Brahman muses. In the main bedroom, deep olive green walls present the perfect backdrop for Sheridan’s luxe cotton sateen Estrel Quilt Cover in Cumin, and velvet olive cushions. 

The official renovation is complete, but the interiors are ever changing. The couple continue to dress and redress the spaces with new art, furniture and styling elements, as they evolve and enjoy the home. ‘It’s never ever “done”, as we are never ever done. That’s the beauty of creating a base palette, so our own personality can grow with the interior,’ Brahman says. ‘Personality, truth and sincerity will surely always result in beauty.’ 

Shop Sheridan’s latest collection, Harmony of Contrasts, at Sheridan Boutiques, sheridan.com.au, David Jones and Myer.

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