Contemporary lounge with stunning centrepiece
Alison and Alan were ready for a change. Their living room which effectively spanned two rooms and opened into a dining room at the rear of the house, had served their family well over the years. This large space proved particularly useful when their children were young. The room was broken up into distinct areas with the front part being used as a traditional living room then a study space which partly separated it from a play area at the rear.
With the passage of time, the children outgrew the play space and the furniture began to look dated and so the couple decided that it was time to create a new purpose for the space and a fresh and brighter look. They’d seen something that they really liked the look of in the Conquest brochure and so requested a consultation with a Conquest furniture designer.
In discussion with Conquest designer Shameen, they found that they were able to quickly communicate what they were hoping to achieve with the room, a bright and airy contemporary feel with a better flow through the space and a large aquarium that would form a centrepiece.
‘Shameen was very easy to communicate and interact with and we felt very comfortable and confident that she would produce a very good design but we didn’t realise how dramatic and stunning the change would be.’
The new display furniture and sideboard in white painted wood with glass display areas, light oak worktops and inset lighting provided a clean, fresh and contemporary feel and a perfect canvas for the striking colours of their new aquarium.
The areas has been transformed from what had become something of a thoroughfare into a serene living space with study, library and reading nook and with the aquarium as the centrepiece.
The tranquility of the finished space belies the work and technical challenges involved. Concealing the wiring and electrical gadgetry was crucial to creating that sense of calm and order, as was the creation of the piece that would hold the aquarium. It would need to be very strong but also the lines of the design should ensure a sense of continuity and perfect fit. This was achieved by mirroring the curve of the aquarium with a curve in the light oak work top.
‘Working with Conquest has been very easy as all personnel from beginning to end have been polite, friendly and professional. Shameen worked tirelessly at the weekends to produce the design on time and was not troubled by our interim email requests regarding the fish tank. The fitters were punctual, skilful and professional. The surveyor made some very important adjustments to the initial design and it was obvious that the designer, surveyor and fitters worked as a team to produce an excellent final product.
We would unhesitatingly recommend the Conquest team to anybody.’