The Victoria - Trevallyn

With just a couple of weeks till the working year comes to a close, we wanted to officially welcome our new vanity, the Victoria! 

The Victoria is now available in three finishes: Japan Black, White and Natural. The vanity comes in a wide range of sizes: 600, 900, 1200, 1500 single + double and 1800 double. 

With a modern minimalist design, our Victoria fits in every bathroom. From contemporary coastal homes to traditional Queenslanders, this vanity brings a fresh clean feel to each bathroom. The crisp streamline detailing and smooth wooden texture creates a simple yet stylish look.

The vanity is inspired by Trevallyn, the gorgeous home that our brother company, Kerdic recently finished renovating. The home is located in the splendid riverside neighbourhood of Chelmer, specifically on the historic Victoria Avenue. Trevallyn is a beautiful blend of innovative architecture, luxury, and history. We spoke with the team at Kerdic to better understand the design and building process:


What was the inspiration behind Trevallyn?
Trevallyn was first constructed in 1905 and has recently been restored to it's original glory with a sensational renovation done by the Kerdic team. The inspiration was to maintain a wealth of period detail, infused with cutting-edge technology and showcasing restored Black Japan timber floorboards, soaring ceilings, VJ walls and double-hung windows.

The interiors capture all the charm of yesteryear with profile detailing on the joinery throughout the home, with modern tap ware and luxurious marble and tiling finishes.

We understand you worked with ELM Interiors to build Trevallyn, what was the design process like?
The interior work was refreshed by ELM Interiors with aspects of the architect’s design intent remaining. ELM developed a design style for the cabinets that incorporates the fine-line farmer door profile that we now see on your ‘Victoria’ vanities.

This small detail helps to bring a sense of traditional cabinetry to the home whilst retaining a sleek modern look. The original mood board created by ELM was such a lovely display of old and new that we believed would really capture the architecture and history of the home. 

What was the most important aspect when building the bathrooms?
The most important aspect when creating the bathrooms is ensuring practicality as well as aesthetic appeal. We were able to create a bold master ensuite by playing with contrast of finishes and incorporating our ‘hero’ piece which was a brass bath.

The design layout enabled us to hide the toilet behind a partition which is a great design tip for creating a luxurious design. The double shower is also a huge bonus if your bathroom has the space! 

Throughout the renovation, how did you blend the old with the new?
This was done through restoring key design features such as the fire-place, timber flooring, doors and windows.

The bathrooms were designed with a time-less approach using Modern finishes in the bathrooms and modern lighting really set the tone for the design. The dramatic contrast of white VJ walls and black hardware.

What is your favourite part of the home?
"This is a tough one as every space is so beautiful, but for myself the entry way into the home boasting a chandelier and original front door with restored arch-ways is breathtaking" says Rachel from Kerdic. 

The wide hallway opens effortlessly into the expansive living and dining area with large doors capturing the outdoor entertaining and pool.

If there is any advice you could share with others that are currently renovating/building, what would it be?
The most difficult part about blending old and new is maintaining a balance that captures the home perfectly. The design elements shouldn’t be fighting for attention but work together in a harmonious way to really elevate each design choice!

We hope you enjoyed this inside look into Trevallyn and Kerdic. Make sure to check out the beautiful Victorias! 

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The VBD Team xx