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Feature Project by Catherine Clancy

Catherine Clancy Greenwich Garden

This month on the blog we are featuring Catherine Clancy; who has long been a trusted garden designer by Solus Decor.

 

Catherine is based in London and designs residential projects throughout London and the South East. Catherine’s garden style is based around beautiful, careful and considered design with a simple aesthetic and a focus on quality to ensure longevity.  Catherine works closely with clients to create a garden with a wow factor that also fulfills the needs of everyday life whether for a family or an individual.

We are focusing on a recent project completed by Catherine Clancy,  The project is located in Greenwich in south East London. The starting point is the client brief, which then allows Catherine to then move forward with the design process.

Client Brief:

We have a small back garden in Greenwich that we had not really used in the four years since we moved in. An old shed took up much of the space and the rest of the garden was planted with large trees and bushes, leaving little available space to enjoy. We asked Catherine to design a patio garden that we could spend lots of time in and have various areas for entertaining. 

Catherine Clancy Greenwich Garden

Catherine worked with Bes Landscapes to create the perfect outdoor living space for her clients to enjoy with friends and family.  Catherine has carefully combined dark grey stone with squid ink paint softened with beautiful planting to give a contemporary look and feel to this outdoor space.

Materials:

London Stone – silver grey porcelain
London Stone – Chelmer Valley charcoal grey pavers
Paint and Paper library squid-ink paint on the rendered walls
Plants from Provender nurseries

The seating area in this garden is centered around our Elevated Halo fire pit in cinder, which compliments the garden tones perfectly and allows Catherine’s clients to make the use of the garden throughout the year.  The elevated halo is available with natural gas, LPG and bio fuel, making it adaptable for a variety of outdoor spaces.

 

If you are looking to make the most of your outdoor space get in touch with Catherine to see how she can help you.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2022

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Last week saw the return of the Chelsea Flower Show  in its traditional place in the month of May and Chelsea Flower Show 2022 did not disappoint. Guest were met with an array of colours, beautiful blooms, complex planting and well considered garden design as they entered the gates in Chelsea.

 

This year saw the first collaboration between Solus Decor and Cedar Nursery. As we marked the second anniversary of our first UK showroom at Cedar Nursery it seemed fitting to show how the two brands fit together to provide the ultimate location for planning and sourcing for outdoor living.

This year at Chelsea Flower show also saw the debut of the new Water Box, the latest addition to our product range.  The Water Box is a fresh take on the water dome; still self circulating, still plug and play just a different shape. It was fantastic to see the reception to the new design and we look forward to adding this to our outdoor living  showroom.

 

 

water box

The water box wasn’t the only water feature getting the attention at Chelsea Flower Show. We were fortunate to have been asked to be a part of the Mandala, Meditation & Mindfulness Garden designed by Nikki Hollier, who incorporated a Solus water dome to provide the calming sound of water within this garden design.

Nikki created a fantastic space to escape to as a way to relax and unwind, which was inspired by the events of the last two years and the judges though so too. We were thrilled that Nikki was awarded silver for her container garden design. To find our more about Nikki and her clever packages to help you get the most out of your garden planting take a look at her website.

We will be posting some of our highlights from the show on Instagram and Facebook over the coming weeks.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Preview

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We will be displaying the ultimate in outdoor living as we team up with Cedar Nursery at Chelsea Flower Show 2022

For Chelsea Flower Show 2022 we are teaming up with Cedar Nursery where our UK showroom is based.  Cedar Nursery provides the one stop shop for everything you need for outdoor living.  Our UK showroom at Cedar Nursery is surrounded by everything you need to create your outdoor living space; outdoor kitchens, decking, planters, plants, outdoor furniture, garden rooms and of course fire pits and water features.

We are thrilled to be able to feature just a slice of these outdoor living components at Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Outdoor Furniture from the Cane line furniture range

 

Outdoor Kitchen featuring the impressive Wolf outdoor grill

 

 

Outdoor Grill
Wolf Outdoor Grill

 

Fire Pits; our signature firepits made from high performance concrete

Water Features; our range of water features including the Pacific Rim, which combines both fire and water

This year at Chelsea Flower Show we will be at stand PW608, if you would like to find out more about how you can create your own outdoor living space at home pop by and say hello!

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Top 3 Questions when contemplating a fire pit?

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We thought we would share some of the key questions we ask when people visit our UK showroom at Cedar Nursery to ensure they invest in the right fire pit that works for their lifestyle and location. These questions apply whether you are installing a fire pit in London, Vancouver, Maui or Marbella, we ship to all locations!

 

Pipework -The very first thing we ask – are you planning for a gas fire pit and if so, have you thought about the pipework. If you are in the planning stages of your garden, we always say “lay the pipework and better still lay electrical cables too”. Having this infrastructure in place allows to have not only a gas fire pit but the option for electrical ignition to light the fire pit.

We have talked to countless people who discover that they would love to have a fire pit, but the porcelain tile or concrete base has already been installed.  Having this infrastructure in place at the beginning opens up your opportunities later down the line.  There are solutions for this but if you have the opportunity “lay the pipes” even if you don’t install the fire pit for a year or two.  Future proofing by laying the pipework and cables gives you so many more options when you come to eventually install a fire pit in your garden.

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Fuels – What will work best for you, your lifestyle and location? If the amount of heat is important and candidly in most countries heat is important and one of the key reasons for installing a fire pit then you should be considering natural gas or LPG.  Natural gas is the easiest and least expensive but requires pipework to go in before patio or decking is installed.  LPG is the second choice and if you are working with an existing garden design it is possible to surface mount with a quick disconnect hose across the surface that can be concealed beneath outdoor furniture or within planting. Alternatively, if you are looking for ultimate flexibility, perhaps space is at a premium or maybe you’re renting a property then you have ethanol fuel as an option.   As much as everyone loves a wood fire you cannot escape the mess, smoke in the eyes, and the lasting smell of the wood fire caught in your clothes and hair at the end of the night.

Warranties– Consider warranties and what the warranties cover. Many fire pits are made overseas and candidly the certification standards are somewhat suspect. The warranties are very short, in some cases non existent and often it does not cover every element of the fire pit.   If anything is going to fail it will be the ignition system, the burner or the vessel (or bowl) itself.  Certification costs where we make them in Canada are $100 – 150 per unit.  If you are looking at something online retailing at £400 – 500 you must question the durability and safety of these products. How you can provide a warranty for something that that costs next to nothing in comparison to certification costs.  Ask yourself how safe is it?  How durable is it? How sustainable is it?  What sort of warranty does it have – if any?

For more information please see our SAQ and FAQs

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An Autumnal Outdoor Santuary

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This year at Chelsea Flower Show we created an Autumnal outdoor sanctuary as the show was held in September.  We opted for warmer tones and materials, which gave us more of a woodland feel. Here’s a look at our trade stand and how we created this sanctuary.

We collaborated with some fantastic brands to add the design elements to the stand that really brought it to life. We were fortunate enough to work with Artizans of Devises, which inspired the woodland element of the stand.  Artizans of Devises launched their National Trust tile range earlier this year and we were thrilled to be able to use the Woodland Glade Porcelain tile as part of our stand. The Woodland Glade tile was the starting point for the overall look of the stand and fueled the mood board.

With a move to a more autumnal, woodland feel we knew that we wanted to go with warmer tones with both paint and decking. Having previously worked with Envirobuild at both Chelsea and our UK showroom we were keen to incorporate their Hyperion decking into the design.  Having previously opted for their grey tones we knew that we needed to add warmth with the decking on this occasion and opted for their oak Hyperion decking which compliments the colour palette of the Woodland Glade tiles perfectly

For the overall framework of the trade stand that created the all weather cover we used venetian fence panels painted with Little Greene Tom’s Oil Eggshell paint in Livid. This Little Greene paint is designed for outdoor use with excellent coverage and the colour complimented the woodland autumnal feel.

We teamed these outdoor living range products with a range of products from our high performance concrete fire and water products; including the new Tavolo fire table and the bio fuel Pacific Rim combined fire and water feature to give the wow factor and heat to our autumnal outdoor sanctuary.

 

We were very privileged to work with the very talented artist; Carrie Anne Funnel on a bespoke glass dome for our 36″ water dome. Carrie Anne worked with the colours in the Artisan of Devizes tiles to create a beautiful bespoke element to our outdoor sanctuary.

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Get in touch with us to find out more about the range of products on display at Chelsea Flower Show

 

 

 

 

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Chelsea Flower Show 2021

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This year at Chelsea there was an emphasis on sustainability and the idea of your outdoor space being a space for sanctuary and relaxation. These are key elements that have been prominent to all of us during the pandemic and it was lovely to see these themes evolve this year.

Many of us have used the garden as a place of sanctuary and over the last couple of years as we have worked from home and had limited or no face to face contact with family and friends. The sanctuary gardens was an area that we particularly enjoyed at the show this year; it shows how to make the most of your outdoors space even if this is limited in size.

Here are some of our highlights from the Sanctuary Gardens at Chelsea Flower Show 2021:

Boodles Secret Garden 

The Boodles Secret Garden is inspired by the well-loved children’s story by Frances Hodgson-Burnett, and is an interpretation of the journey to an enchanted, life-changing sanctuary.

From naturalistic planting of tree ferns, grasses and spires of Verbena hastata in a palette of muted greens and creams in the outer beds, the viewer is enticed to look through an intricately carved, louvred oak wall into an enchanted, secret garden brimming with jewel-like plants.

The Finish Soul Garden

Finnish Soul Garden depicts a seaside garden intended to be used as a recreational facility by city dwellers. Situated near a public beach on a secluded peninsula, it features natural Baltic seaside vegetation, sauna and cool-off area. The garden provides an open view to the sea and nearby islands. It is a haven with an atmosphere of relaxation, recuperation and recreation.

The key features are a contemporary Finnish sauna with a vegetated roof and a water feature. The garden recreates the natural green seaside environment and, in the planted cool-off area, the flowers reflect the understated charm of autumn. This communal sanctuary reflects traditional seaside life in harmony with the surrounding nature. The Nordic tradition of seaside life has continued virtually unchanged for centuries.

Finding Our Way: An NHS Tribute Garden 

This garden celebrates the relentless work of the NHS to provide care and support during the Covid pandemic not just nurses and doctors, but also physiotherapists, pharmacists, porters, technicians and other unseen and unsung staff who keep the health service running. At the same time, the UK universities were working flat out to find treatments and vaccines.

Keep a look out for our next blog where we feature our very own sanctuary garden using our fire and water features that you can create at home.

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Feature Designer – Royal Pacific Landing

Royal Pacific Landing fire pit

We are focusing on Royal Pacific Landing; a landscape architecture firm based in Vancouver.  The team is headed up by founder Lu Xu and they specialise in Executive Residential and Multi-family Landscape architecture design. With an East meets West aesthetic. They seek to create a harmonious balance to your outdoor living space that is grand, elegant and refined.

 

We have been drawn to Royal Pacific Landing and the way in which they incorporate both fire and water into so many of their designs for outdoor spaces, creating the perfect sense of balance in the spaces they create. We are thrilled that they have incorporated a number of Solus products within their designs.

This development by H20 with landscape architecture by Royal Pacific Landing blends the fire and water harmoniously in this  boutique garden. A contemporary design using natural textures to bring the outdoor space to life.

 

Royal Pacific Landing have incorporated our elevated halo fire pit in cinder which combines perfectly with the concrete stepping stones and Mexican polished black pebbles. Take a look at the full project.

 

Royal Pacific Landing have once again incorporated the Halo fire pit in this elegant and refined project which blends seamlessly with the interior design by Beyond Beige Interior Design . A classic take on contemporary design is evident in this outdoor living space that works hand in hand with the interiors.

This project was a full garden renovation to both the front and rear sections of the garden. The design creates separate spaces  for outdoor entertaining and places for children to play. They have incorporated our halo low fire pit on the decked area which connects flawlessly with the inside entertainment area. Take a look at the full project.

To find out more about the products used by Royal Pacific get in touch with our team

 

 

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Preparing for Chelsea Flower Show 2021

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The Solus team are excited to be preparing once again for Chelsea Flower Show, which is set to take place in September this year.  After last year was cancelled we are thrilled to be able to able to show our products again at the world famous show and have the opportunity to collaborate with some fantastic brands that compliment the Solus fire and water features.

This year the RHS are breaking with tradition by holding the Chelsea Flower Show in September rather than the historic May date. This creates both challenges and opportunities for the designers working on the show gardens due to the change in season and the need to look at alternative options for plants in bloom at that time of year.

It’s lovely to see how garden designers are translating the challenges faced by the health system over the last year with tributes through their garden designs at Chelsea Flower Show this year. These gardens have an emphasis on calm and tranquility, with the idea of these spaces being a place of sanctuary.

Solus Decor will be creating our very own retreat for Chelsea Flower Show with a touch of a woodland escape inspired by the wonderful new National Trust range recently launched by Artizan of Devises. We have collaborated with Artizan of Devises for the show this year and can’t wait to use the woodland glade porcelain tiles.  We have taken colour inspiration from the tiles, which we hope to continue in the planting set against an oak backdrop created by the decking from Envirobuild.

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Concept board for Solus Decor stand at Chelsea 2021

 

We can’t to see our fire and water products on display with this woodland retreat backdrop, we will be exhibiting a range of both fire and water and we are thrilled to be exhibiting our Tavolo fire table for the first time in the UK.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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Delivery Times and Stock Availability in 2021

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The last year has been unprecedented for any company on the outdoor world and like so many other businesses this has impacted Solus in many ways.  As we move into the summer, we wanted to take the opportunity to update you on a few changes and how this impacts you as the client when ordering.

 

Hemi fire pit
26″ Hemi fire pit

 

Solus designs, manufactures and ships all our products from our workshop in Vancouver, Canada where the business was originally founded. As we continue to ship our products to the UK, we can’t deny that the impact of both the pandemic and Brexit has had an effect on our lead times combined with a growing demand for outdoor living products in the UK.

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As a business we have hired multiple new staff and are currently running  seven days week to cope with the high number of orders. However, we are still impacted by increased shipping times.  We know this is frustrating as a client so we are doing are best to provide as much information as possible to help you plan your garden projects and ensure you can place orders ready for the next shipment.

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To assist you we have updated the website to include details of items currently in stock in the UK and items available in our next shipment arriving in August and available for immediate sale.  Should the item you are looking for not be in stock or available in the August shipment get in touch with us now to ensure you secure delivery in October. Should you require faster delivery please contact us to discuss air freight options which we are able to facilitate.

 

Don’t miss out, take a look at our current stock page and get in touch to make the most of your outdoor space!

 

 

 

 

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Which Fire pit is best for you?

Hemi Gas Concrete Fire Pit

Are you looking to install a fire pit to bring warmth and comfort to outdoor meet ups in the garden but not sure what you need and what will work in your outdoor space? We have a quick guide to help with some of those initial decisions.

 

Balcony and Small courtyard garden

When space is at a premium that does not mean you can’t have the benefit of a fire to keep you warm on chilly days on long summer evenings.

The ideal fire pit for you would be a  Hemi 26”.  In a smaller setting we would recommend using bio fuel, which eliminates the need to any pipework and no need to find extra space to store an LPG tank.

 

Relaxed Seating Area

The height of outdoor sofas and armchairs pairs perfectly with both our Elevated Halo and Hemi fire pits.  Both of which are coffee table height and have the dual function to work as a coffee table when using the metal table top or hard wood table top when the fire pit is not in use.

 

Both these fire pits have the option of LPG fuel, natural gas and bio fuel. Using a fire pit in an outdoor seating area gives more flexibility in concealing pipework. Pipework can be concealed behind or underneath the furniture or if planning ahead the pipework be run under decking and stonework. Thinking of where the LPG tank goes? LPG tanks area available in a variety of sizes, so you can create bespoke screening for the LPG tank; conceal it in a box made from your decking with ventilation or screen with planting.

 

Outdoor Dining Area

For outdoor dining we would recommend our linear fire pit, they are our thinnest fire pit allowing the maximum amount of space for seating and they can be joined end to end ensuring the whole dining area is heating. The linear lends itself particularly to a commercial outdoor space as it also creates a fantastic divider between areas.

Linear fire pit

 

We recognise that there are a multitude of things to consider when installing a fire pit, we have more guidance in our FAQS and we are on hand to answer your queries if you are thinking of installing a fire pit.

Get in touch with us to talk through your outdoor space

 

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Garden Trends 2021

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What will the big Garden Trends of 2021 be? We’re looking at the top trends to inspire and and watch out for in 2021. The garden is set remain a place of sanctuary and these ideas will help you make the most of your outdoor space in whatever shape or form it comes in.

 

Balcony Gardens

Recent research found that one in eight households in the UK have no access to private or shared gardens. Those living in urban areas are looking for for clever ideas to incorporate nature in the home environment. Balcony gardening is set to be on the rise in 2021. According to Country Living there is plenty of choice to make a functional space really come alive, whether you opt to make the most of any wood on your balcony, go for minimalist design, or choose to go all out wildlife oasis.

The plants required  for this garden trend will depend on your style, but by opting for plants like jasmine, lavender, foxglove, bamboo, eucalyptus, snake plants, and peace lilies, you’re on the right track

 

Wild Gardens

For many people this year, the days of pruning, mowing and meticulous garden maintenance are in the past. Whether you opt for wildflowers or leave a patch of your lawn unattended, wild gardens are brilliant for creating a haven for bees, butterflies and hedgehogs to thrive. Some of the plants to get your hands on include single-flowering varieties of plants and open flowers, too.

Inside Outside

This  garden trend was big in 2020 and it looks set to continue in 2021. It’s all about make your outside space an extension of the home, creating a natural flow between the two.

Tiny Gardens

Many of us may not have a large outside area, but 2021 will see a trend for households to make the most of what they do have — regardless of size. In previous years these spaces have been disregarded in favour of visiting large open spaces.  People are learning to make the most of whatever outside space they have. Some of the plants to have on your radar include long-flowering perennials, evergreens and climbers. It’s all about making the space look bigger. Options include growing up to use your vertical space, laying borders, having clear pathways, and creating specific zones or outdoor rooms.

Raised Garden Beds

Raised garden beds are an asset in smaller spaces; you can control your soil better, reduce soil compaction and care for your plants much easier.

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Permaculture Gardening

Permaculture gardening means “permanent agriculture” and it’s defined as working with natural forces; wind, sun, and water  in order to provide food, shelter, water, and whatever else your garden needs. With more people working from home, a push to work harder to protect the environment this is a trend that looks set to grow in 2021. To achieve this look in your garden, opt for annual vegetables like beans, peas, tomatoes, peppers and squash, while adding in plenty of flowers and greens to create a permaculture look.

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White Gardens

Dazzling white flowers and bright white furniture have been growing in popularity over the recent months. They add an air of calm and tranquility in your outdoor space. Key steps to create a white garden, include choosing a dark backdrop, varying up the foliage and changing up shapes and sizes, repeating form, and finally adding some eye-catching white flowers to fill the space.

Windowsill Gardening

A windowsill garden is ideal for creating a kitchen garden to add a little something extra to your cooking and ideal to add some nature to your home if you don’t have a garden.  Think herbs, chilli, kale,  pea shoots, spinach. You might not have a sprawling space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow fresh plants and flowers in your home.

Grey Gardens

A Pantone colour of the year for 2021 and one of the most popular paint colours for the home, but it has also been making its way into the garden. Whether you opt for grey patio paving, fence paint, gravel, or garden path, there are many ways you can tap into one of 2021’s biggest trends.

Cottage Gardens

The charming feel of an English country garden has a warm and inviting feel that many are looking to create in their own gardens this year. If you are looking to create this at home  consider planting roses, foxgloves, poppies, sweet peas, and delphiniums.

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Gardenista

 

Looking for some extra help to make the most of your outdoor space? Get in touch and see how we can enhance your outdoor living space in 2021.

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

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Pantone have announced the colour of the year for 2021 and we couldn’t think of a better combination of the soft grey of Ultimate Gray and sunshine yellow of Illuminating. The combination of these Pantone colours is ideal for an outdoor space as we move into the New Year!

 

 

We’ve put together a little inspiration to show how you can combine these colours in your own outdoor spaces together with our fire and water products. We have a wonderful range of colours for all our fire and water features and we think that Nori is a great match to Ultimate gray.

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Shop this look and add a little sunshine to your own outdoor space

If you’re looking for a little place to relax and unwind with the calming sound of water why not combine these Pantone colours with a Solus water dome.  The perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee while you sit at this charming bistro table set.

 

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Shop this look and add a little sunshine to your own outdoor space

We’re all looking forward to 2021 and a fresh start after a difficult year.  Get in touch with us to help you add a little bit of wow to your outdoor space and start the New Year with a little ray of sunshine.

 

 

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Feature Project: Sabina Hill Live in Gallery and Studio

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We take a look at the picture perfect Sea Forest Guest Suite; a self contained holiday rental providing an immersive experience for art, design and nature enthusiasts.

The Sea Forest Guest Suite is part of the live in gallery and studio owned by the Canadian artist and designer; Sabina Hill. The Sea Forest Guest Suite is located in Madeira Park overlooking Pender Harbour. Sabina has created a spectacular deck complete with hot tub and fire pit to allow guests to appreciate the breathtaking views all year round.

Solus Decor Hemi fire pit

 

Sabina Hill creates art, interiors, limited edition furniture and custom textiles which merge the rich mythology of the Pacific Northwest Coast with a contemporary design aesthetic. Sabina is creating an immersive experience for collectors and appreciators of art, design and nature. Guests staying at the Sea Forest Guest Suite can see the inspiration that runs through Sabina’s work in the interior details that makes this a truly special property.

 

Sabina has incorporated a Solus Hemi fire pit on the deck to ensure guests can enjoy this space and the views all year round.  The Hemi fire pit is available in three sizes; 26″, 36″ and 48″. Solus offer the ultimate in flexibility with a choice of three fuel options allowing you to choose a fire pit that suits both your lifestyle and your outdoor space.

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If you’re inspired by Sabina Hill’s artistic retreat get in touch with us to help you make your own inspirational deck.

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Case Study: Lakeside Hotel and Spa

Lakesside Hotel and Spa

In a recent blog we looked at the benefits of a fire pit in a commercial environment.  Due to the Covid19 crisis this subject gained a lot of traction within the hospitality business. We have decided to delve further into this with a case study of the Lakeside Hotel and Spa.

 

The Lakeside Hotel and Spa overlooks Lake Windermere, a mere stone’s throw from the water’s edge; a 4 star superior hotel in the Lake District World Heritage site. Priding itself on giving a warm welcome and 5 star service to all who pass through their doors, there is no better location from which to explore the southern Lakes.  Lakeside is fortunate to have the only Aveda Destination Spa in the England. Treatment rooms and relaxation areas, alongside a beautiful 17m pool with views out to the lake and beyond, are exclusive to residents and spa day guests. Visitors can also enjoy a newly-enhanced Spa Garden with its unrivaled lakeside position, allowing you to wander from the Spa to the water’s edge. The addition of a stunning fire pit and warming heat domes makes this garden area a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the panoramic views.

Most bedrooms & suites benefit from a stunning lake or garden views to wake up to. Contemporary design meets classic country house in a rich blend of colour and texture that feels stylish, warm and welcoming.

 

 

A Word From The Team At Lakeside Hotel And Spa

“We are delighted to be back open for resident guests, it’s a pleasure to be able to offer a tranquil haven for folks that have had a difficult few months. Although we have had to adapt our operating procedures to comply with guidelines, ‘keeping it simple’ has been our motto. In order to be confident we are operating a safe environment for both our guests and Lakeside team:

–          We have adjusted our opening hours to 5 nights each week for residents only. This allows for weekly deep clean and for bookings of 4 or 5 nights the room will only be used by one guest in any 7 night period.

–          We are only selling 50% of our rooms over the five day period, making social distancing easier and more natural.

–          We have moved all our dining to be by the Lake, making use of our light and airy conservatory, with tables socially distanced and allocated to guests throughout their stay.

We are as ever promoting the fantastic outdoors activities and attractions nearby including great new walks from the hotel and of course our spacious outdoor terrace, observation deck and spa garden complete with fire pit and heat lamps perfect for Autumn nights.

We believe this is best operating practice for guests’ enjoyment and most importantly for safety of the Lakeside team and residents.“

The Lakeside Hotel and Spa incorporated a Solus Decor Hemi fire bowl with drinks ring into their garden in 2019 but the last year has really enabled them to truly see the benefits due to the current regulations in the hospitality industry. The Hemi is available in three sizes , three fuel options and a range of accessories to make it both customizable and adaptable to a variety of commercial outdoor settings.

 

We are thrilled to see the Lakeside Hotel and Spa’s guests enjoying this beautiful outdoor space with the benefit of the heat from the Hemi fire pit and long may that continue through Autumn and Winter.

 

 

 

 

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How to create your outdoor living space this winter

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The last year has made us all acutely aware of the importance of outdoor space in both commercial and residential spaces. As we approach the winter months we need to create real outdoor spaces with heating and protection from wind and rain.

 

We’ve put together a  guide on how you can create the perfect outdoor living spaces to get you through the winter months.  We’ve taken inspiration from our outdoor living space created for Chelsea Flower show in 2019.   Whilst we were lucky with the weather last year, this is not guaranteed so any design needs to allow for protection from the rain. We’ve put together a shopping list for you to create this space at home this winter.

The Quick Fix

A combination of high street finds with quick delivery combined with the our sustainable and durable fire pits.

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  1. outdoor shelter, Jackson Fencing £1207.80  
  2. Artificial single boxwood tree, Blooming Artificial  £92
  3. Square concrete planter, Getspotted.com £30.99

 

  1. Patterned cushion cover, H&M £6.99 
  2. Murphy Bench, Wayfair £191.99
  3. Green linen cushion cover, H&M £8.99

 

  1. 36″ Hemi fire pit with LPG fuel, £4,074 inclusive of VAT
  2. Fire Table with LPG Fuel, £5,034 inclusive of VAT
  3. 36″ Water Dome, £3,354 inclusive of VAT

 

The Big Investment

This is a luxury space at Cedar Nursery that has dining and relaxing all in one space with the all important protection from wind and rain. This space includes investment pieces for outdoor living for the future, a bigger price tag with longer lead times but made to last just like our fire and water features.

 

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  1. Edge stackable dining chair, Cane Line £460
  2. Bio Sun Terrace and Patio Cover, Cedar Nursery from £7,325
  3. Drop Dining Table, Cane Line £2,750

 

  1. Flex Modular Sofa, Cane Line from £2,325
  2. 36″ Hemi fire Pit with LPG fuel £4,074 inclusive of VAT
  3. 90 cm Fiberglass pot, Primrose £171.99

 

Get in touch with us to create your own outdoor living space this winter