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Metal Table Top Launch at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Solus Decor, Chelsea Flower Show. Contemporary Design, fire pits, water features

Another fantastic week at RHS Chelsea completed. Solus Decor launched the new contemporary metal table top as part of the our accessory range and here’s a look at Solus Decor’s highlights at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Solus Decor exhibited for third year in a row and as always it was a highlight of the year. We had a fantastic time at the show launching our new metal table top alongside our contemporary fire and water features. The Solus Decor stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show featured our contemporary fire pits and water features against a back drop of composite decking from Silvadec supplied by  Brooks Bros, bespoke screening from Screen With Envy and electronic awning to offer shade and all weather cover from FlyBird Installations all expertly constructed by TKE Landscaping to create the perfect setting for our luxury contemporary fire and water features.

Solus Decor launch the new metal table top as part of our accessories range:

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Metal Drinks Ring on Hemi fire pit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

 

The launch of the new Solus Decor metal table top proved a huge success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year as part of our accessories range. The new metal table top is ideal for those seeking a contemporary addition to their garden design adding both style and function. The new metal table top is available for the Hemi fire pit and can be used in two ways with the drinks ring only when the fire pit is in use or as a full table top.

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BBC TV presenter James Wong visiting Solus Decor stand and taking a look at the new metal table top.

 

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SKY TV Presenter, Sarah Hewson visiting Solus Decor stand at RHS Chelsea to discuss fire pits and water features

 

Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Highlights:

The Chelsea Flower Show is set in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the Chelsea Pensioners. Always a delight to see the historic architecture of the hospital and the Chelsea pensioners in their uniforms as the setting for the exceptional garden design exhibited at Chelsea Flower Show.

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A Chelsea Pensioner taking in the driftwood sculptures by James Doran Webb

 

The David Harber and Savills Garden designed by Nic Howard offers both a contemporary and thought provoking take on garden design.

This sensational garden designed by Nic Howard featuring David Harber sculptural pieces definitely caught our attention. Rich and colourful planting leads you through a sculptural tunnel, which draws you in. The garden is designed to show how sculpture and planting can tell a story and encourage reflection. In this garden, the different layers represent mankind’s evolving relationship with the environment.

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Savills and David Harber Garden designed by Nic Howard at RHS Chelsea

 

An excellent example of contemporary outdoor living; the LG Eco-City Garden designed by Hay-Joung Hwang

The LG Eco-City Garden represented a contemporary look at residential garden design incorporating the our growing dependence on technology in our lifestyle’s  today.

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LG Eco- City Garden designed by Hay-Joung Hwang at RHS Chelsea

 

A green space for residents, workers and visitors was at the heart of the design of the garden by Kate Gould; New West End Garden

Kate Gould’s garden was a space to breath and relax in the hustle and bustle of the the city with carefully thought out ideas to take the strain of city living. Kate Gould incorporated specialist plants that are able to cope with a high level of pollution and toxins in the city air, paving technology using Kinetic energy produced when people walk on the paving to power the lights and light boxes on the walls featuring a grid of London streets that light up as the sun goes down.

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New West End Garden at RHS Chelsea by Kate Gould

 

If you’re feeling inspired by Chelsea Flower Show  why not get in touch with us to find out more about our new metal table top or any of our other fire and water features and make the most of your garden this summer!

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Solus at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Launch New Modern Accessory for the Outdoor Gas Firepit.

Solus Decor at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 exhibiting fire pits, fire bowls, water features and accessories in London, England

We are looking forward to once again showcasing our fantastic garden terrace fire pits as we preview what else is in store for visitors at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London.

This year Solus Decor are excited to launch a new accessory for the Hemi fire bowl. The metal table top  can convert into a drinks ring for the 36 and 48 Hemi fire pit and hence adds a new dimension to the use of this contemporary and sculptural firepit. A simple disk table top is also available for the 26 Hemi. They are constructed out of noncorrosive aluminum and stainless steel. Therefore they are perfect for social gatherings in residential or commercial settings.

Solus Décor Hemi Gas Firebowl Firepit. With metal drinks ring. Shown on the terrace at Predator Ridge Resort Canada. The metal table top turns this firepit into a modern table when not lit.
Solus Décor Hemi Gas Firebowl Firepit. With metal drinks ring. Shown on the terrace at Predator Ridge Resort Canada. The metal table top turns this firepit into a modern table when not lit.

Chelsea is at the forefront of the shows for the garden industry. This year is no exception and we are excited to see the CHERUB HIV Garden: A Life Without Walls designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen. Naomi is working with HIV partnership CHERUB to help raise awareness about young people living with HIV in the UK and beyond. Featuring a Solus Water Dome, Naomi has designed a space that could be recreated within a home garden context. The garden uses specialist planting and design to take visitors on a powerful symbolic journey helping to promote acceptance and understanding about the condition.

Chelsea 2018: The CHERUB HIV Garden designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and featuring a Solus Decor Water Dome.
Chelsea 2018: The CHERUB HIV Garden designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and featuring a Solus Decor Water Dome.

Another must-see garden will be The Myeloma UK Garden, designed by John Everiss and Francesca Murrell. It will highlight the work of Myeloma UK. A bold 7 tonne, 12 feet high sculpture will rise from the garden as its centrepiece and as a result, promises to be unique and contemporary.

Chelsea 2018: The Myeloma UK Garden Designed by John Everiss and Francesca Murrell.
Chelsea 2018: The Myeloma UK Garden Designed by John Everiss and Francesca Murrell.

On the Solus Decor stand on Pavilion Way PW/608, we will of course be displaying and demonstrating a selection of our best-selling fire pits and water features.

Next to us will be Chilstone on stand PW/607. This year Chilstone are proudly celebrating 65 years of handmaking cast stone in Britain and always have a fabulous display.

If you are visiting this year, please come and see both stands. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact us for more information on Solus products. Or visit our website: www.solusdecor.co.uk. Made in Vancouver, Canada. Shipped worldwide.

For more information on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show visit: www.rhs.org.uk

 

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Memorial Garden at Trinity Western University

A scholarship and courtyard renovation honour the life of Jordan Thiessen.

A very special fire pit was installed at the Trinity Western University in British Columbia.

It is in memory of the life of Jordan Thiessen who was a student at the university. During his time at the university Jordan felt that the unloved and uncared for Douglas Courtyard could be a beautiful space. With some planting and a fire pit it would offer a place for students to relax and enjoy on campus.  Something he shared with his parents during a campus visit.

When Jordan sadly lost his life on October 18 2012, just 12 days after he married his university sweetheart, the family wanted to do something in his memory. His parents, Shirley and Carey set up the Jordan Thiessen Memorial Scholarship endowment but they wanted to do more. They recognised the deep impact that the University had on Jordan’s short life. They felt that making over the Douglas courtyard would not only honour Jordan, but it would also benefit all future students. Shirley threw herself into raising funds for both the scholarship and the courtyard project. The Jordan Thiessen Memorial Courtyard was dedicated September 14, 2013. On what would have been Jordan’s 24th birthday.

 

Hemi Fire Pit at Jordan Thiessen Memorial Garden at Trinity Western University

The memorial garden is now a wonderful place for students to enjoy, which gives great pleasure to Jordan’s parents.  If you would like to give to the courtyard project, or to the Jordan Thiessen Memorial Scholarship, please email Shirley Thiessen at [email protected]wu.ca.

For more information on Solus fire pits and water features please contact us.  TF:44 0208 819 1495 E: [email protected] W: www.solusdecor.co.uk

 

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A Romantic Stay at the Fairmont Pacific Hotel

Fairmont Pacific Hotel creates romantic ambiance in their spa and suite with Hemi Firebowl Firepit

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Hotel with Hemi Fire Bowl

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon we are taking a look at a luxury suite at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in our home town.

We are well aware of the romantic ambiance a Solus fire pit can can create. We have seen them take centre stage of marriage proposals and romantic wedding receptions. Not forgetting the Bachelor Canada.

The Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel is located in the heart of the financial district of Vancouver. It features a wealth of luxury services and facilities well known with the Fairmont brand.  The hotel is home to the Botanist cocktail bar and restaurant and the luxurious Willow Stream Spa to help you make the most of your Valentine’s stay.

It’s no surprise that the Fairmont Pacific Hotel installed a Solus fire pit as part of their luxurious Chairman’s Suite.

This is a sensational suite. It is ideal for a romantic break, whether you are visiting from overseas or simply treating a loved one to a night of luxury.

If you would like to make a truly lasting impression during your stay at the Fairmont Pacific, take a look at the Chairman’s Suite. Nicknamed the “Rock Star Suite” due to its lavish features including a custom, 8-foot-long Swarovski crystal chandelier. It also features a private elevator, a hand-carved soaker tub and two stunning living room areas. It is all designed in the style of a contemporary Balinese Villa.  The pièce de résistance is an exclusive rooftop patio with views of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains. This exclusive roof terrace includes a private gazebo with a meditation pond, and a Solus fire pit to create the ultimate venue for a romantic stay.

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Hemi Fire Pit in Chairman’s Suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects.
Contact us to discuss your project.

Private Terrace with Hemi Fire Pit, Chairman’ Suite, Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

Get in touch with us to create your very own romantic haven at home. Find out more about our products.

Or get in touch with the Fairmont Pacific Rim to treat your loved one to the ultimate in luxury.

T: 44 0208 819 1495

E: [email protected]

W: www.solusdecor.co.uk

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Feature Project: Urbana, San Diego

Elevated Halo fire pit Urbana San Diego

Urbana is a new take on urban living in San Diego, providing not only accommodation but also a lifestyle.

Products shown: Solus Halo Elevated Fire Pit  Solus in San Diego: 619.639.1231

Urbana is located in the heart of the East Village a thriving area located east of the Gas Lamp District that has seen significant regeneration in recent years.  The opening of Petco Park in 2004 saw the area change and began the influx of upmarket restaurants, cafes and boutiques combined with the introduction of new apartment buildings for those keen to live in the up and coming area.

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Urbana Development, San Diego

 

Urbana is very much part of this regeneration and they have created a lifestyle rather than just a place to live with preferential rates and discounts with restaurants and local businesses in the area.  In addition to this Urbana offer a range of on site facilities and benefits to enhance the lifestyles’ of residents including on site fitness classes, games room, lounge space and the Vitamin D Lounge roof terrace complete with pool, grill stations and fire pits.

 

Urbana have incorporated our Elevated Halo fire pits as part of the outdoor living area in the Vitamin D Lounge

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Vitamin D Lounge, Urbana, San Diego

Our Elevated Halo firepits make the Vitamin D Lounge at Urbana the prefect place to relax and enjoy a drink with friends all year round.  The fire pits create a focal point in the relaxed seating area whilst at the same time creating a space to rest a drink due to the enlarged space around the fire and coffee table height. The Elevated Halo is available in 36″ and 48″ in 10 different colors and 3 different fuel options making it easily adaptable for any commercial or residential installation.

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Elevated Halo Fire Pits at Vitamin D Lounge at Urbana, San Diego

If you like the sound of Urbana living get in touch with them to check on availability and rates or if you would like to create your own outdoor living space with an Elevated Halo fire pit get in touch with us to find out more.

Products shown: Solus Halo Elevated Fire Pit
Local contact information in San Diego:619.639.1231

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects. Contact us to discuss your project.

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Feature Project: A residential redevelopment in San Francisco

San Francisco fire pit

Our feature project is a look back at a fantastic redevelopment in the Noe Valley area of San Fancisco as featured in Dwell.

 

A tech industry couple made the decision to make the move from Palo Alto to seek out a new life in San Francisco.  They were keen to create a contemporary property that could take on their style and smart technology that encompasses their day to day lives.  After much searching they eventually found the right property in the Noe Valley area of San Francisco but it needed considerable work to make their dream a reality.  In order to make their dream a reality they called on architect Christi Azevedo. Christi is a San Fancisco based architect with an impressive portfolio with an eclectic mix of property styles who is well know in the San Francisco area for her expertise in giving worn out houses a new lease of life.  The property in Noa Valley was a compartmentalized 1970s style property and Christi Azevedo transformed the property into an open plan living space with an emphasis on indoor outdoor living, by careful focus on the materials used both indoors and outdoors.

 

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San Francisco Project by Christi Azevedo

 

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Rear Terrace of San Francisco Project by Christi Azevedo

 

The external facade of the building was transformed by the use cedar boards that were charred using the ancient Japanese art of shou sugi ban. The couple researched the technique extensively, and even considered doing it themselves, before Azevedo convinced them to outsource the job to a Texas studio, Delta Millworks.  The couple were thrilled with the results and love the contemporary back drop this creates for the outdoor living space that is opened up fully thanks to the installation of bifold doors.  To complete the renovation of the exterior the rear patio was raised to bring in line with the level of the kitchen and the original redwood decking was reused and supplemented with recycled pieces from other projects.  The couple added a Solus Hemi fire pit to complete this well designed outdoor living space. The couple selected the cinder finish to compliment the overall color scheme to the external facade.

 

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Exterior as featured in Dwell featuring Solus Hemi Fire Bowl

 

The Hemi fire bowl creates a contemporary focal point to an outdoor seating area, and ideal spot to relax in the evening as the sun goes down and perfect for the weather in San Francisco, ensuring that the indoor outdoor living space can be used all year round even in the cooler months of the year. Available in three sizes to suit any space these round, concrete fire pits add heat, atmosphere and simple beauty. Our ‘cross-jet’ and ethanol burners provide ample flames and are built to last. As with all of our fire pits, Hemi 26, 36 and 48 are fully certified and come with warranties on parts and performance.

 

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Solus Hemi Fire Bowl in Cinder

 

 

We are thrilled to see our fire pit featured in such a sensational design, to find out more about the project read the full article on Dwell.  To find out more about the Hemi fire bowl or any of our other project get in touch.

 

 

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Feature Project: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Poolside Cabana Loews Hotel Santa Monica

We are lucky enough to have worked with the renowned Loews hotel chain on a couple of occasions and each installation is different subject to the style and location of the hotel.

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Elevated Halo Fire Pit at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, California
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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Ocean View Pool

Santa Monica is the perfect blend of sun, sea and surf and the Santa Monica Beach Hotel is at the heart of it all with beach side luxury. We love the beach side location and the relaxed setting of the Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The Santa Monica Beach Hotel is recognized as one of the best Santa Monica Pier hotels where you can relax by the ocean view pool with a cocktail and enjoy the spa and restaurants. When you are ready to venture out there is the ocean right on your door step and you can wander along the Santa Monica beach and find out what Santa Monica has to offer.

More than 7 million visitors a year come to Santa Monica as one of the most famous beach cities, noted as one of National Geographic’s top ten and its close proximity to other Los Angeles attractions. Santa Monica Beach offers on average more than 300 days of sunshine a year and has some of the best sunsets on the West Coast. Unlike many areas of Los Angeles, Santa Monica is known as a walkable and bike-friendly town, so it’s easy to get around and experience the wealth of shops, restaurants and attractions like the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade.

Elevated Halo Firepits at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Elevated Halo Fire Pit in Poolside Cabana at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, California
Elevated Halo Fire Pit in Poolside Cabana at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, California

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel have used our Elevated Halo fire pits to add a warmth and ambiance to their outdoor areas for guests to enjoy as they watch the sun go down. The Elevated Halo fire pit is ideal for this setting with the coffee table height and large surround allowing you to rest a drink and small appetizer plates around the fire.

For those seeking out a romantic spot to enjoy an evening drink then you might want to opt for a poolside cabana with your very own Elevated Halo fire pit. The pool side cabana allows to relax privately with a cocktail or a glass of Californian wine with a fire pit to keep you warm as the sun goes down.

If you would like to enjoy a stay at the Santa Monica Beach Hotel get in touch with Loews Hotels or to find out more about the Elevated Halo or similar products get in touch with us.

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects. Contact us to discuss your project.

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Santa Monica Pier, California
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Feature Project: Hotel Eastlund, Portland

Hotel Eastlund Portland

The Hemi fire bowl creates a modern gathering ideal for hotels and restaurants by adding warmth and ambiance

It is always a pleasure to be involved in any hotel project but given the design led nature of the Hotel Eastlund it makes it even more special. Having worked with a number of hotels in various locations we are also keen to be involved with these projects, particularly as we recognize the benefits of adding a fire pit to any restaurant or hotel.

Hotel Eastlund is the newest and finest luxury hotel in Portland combining classic, clean style with modern sophistication in downtown’s thriving Eastside.  In recent years Portland has become well known for the arts, culture and top class restaurants. The hotel brings together sleek design with top quality food and drink with both a cafe and roof top restaurant.

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Altabira City Tavern at Hotel Eastlund in Portland with Hemi fire bowl

Citizen Baker is a locally owned  bakery and café situated in the hotel, a relaxed spot to enjoy a coffee and a pastry before exploring all that Portland has to offer.  For something a little more special head to the roof top to Altabira City Tavern for view across the city where you will be greeted by the Hemi Fire Bowl.

Altabira City Tavern at Hotel Eastlund, Portland with the Hemi fire bowl
Altabira City Tavern at Hotel Eastlund, Portland with the Hemi fire bowl

The Hemi fire bowl creates a modern gathering ideal for hotels and restaurants by adding warmth and ambiance to ensure outdoor spaces can be all year round even in the cooler months of the year. Available in three sizes to suit any space these round, concrete fire pits add heat, atmosphere and simple beauty. Our ‘cross-jet’ and ethanol burners provide ample flames and are built to last. As with all of our fire pits, Hemi 26, 36 and 48 are fully certified and come with warranties on parts and performance.

To find out more about the Hemi or similar fire products get in touch with us and why not take a trip to Portland and book into the Hotel Eastlund.

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects. Contact us to discuss your project.

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Looking back at Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Every year the world renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held on the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital, home to the Chelsea Pensioners.  For 5 days in May the grounds are transformed into an array of outdoor oasis’, offering inspiration for those visiting the show from near and far.

 

Last year we had a great time exhibiting with Jack Dunkley and were privileged to feature our fire and water features in the Urban Retreat designed by Jack.  Not only was it our first time at Chelsea but we also launched our Fire Cube in the UK at the show and we were thrilled to be shortlisted for product of the year for the Fire Cube.

 

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The Firecube, shortlisted for product of the year at Chelsea Flower Show 2016

 

The show is a great opportunity to see new garden and outdoor living products to inspire visitors and for many exhibitors The Chelsea Flowers Show is the perfect opportunity to launch new products. However for many the main draw is the incredible show gardens.  The show gardens take centre stage at the show with incredible vision and creativity displayed, not to mention the huge amount of hard work involved to create the gardens.

Here’s a reminder of some of the show gardens that made a big impact in 2016:

 

 

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Chelsea Gold Medal Winner by Andy Sturgeon

 

Andy Sturgeon made a huge impact at the show last year for his garden design, which was not only a gold medal winner but also won best in show .

 

Vestra Wealth’s Garden of Mindful Living by Paul Martin at chelsea flower show
Vestra Wealth’s Garden of Mindful Living by Paul Martin

 

The Chelsea Barracks Garden by Jo Thompson at chelsea flower show
The Chelsea Barracks Garden by Jo Thompson

 

We are looking forward to being part of Chelsea Flower Show again this year and the opportunity to see the wonderful array of exceptional garden design on show once again.

If you would like to visit the show there is still time to book your tickets, click here to plan your visit.  If you are attending be sure to visit us at stand F64.

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A Romantic Firepit Proposal in Massachusetts

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Hemi 48″ firebowl at Briarcliff Motel. Photo: Graham Fortgang

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we are looking back at one of our favourite fire pit stories.

When we set out on our Fire Pit journey we knew they were a talking point and in addition to that we knew that they were a key element in creating the right ambiance for outdoor spaces and of course this in turn ticks all the boxes for romance.  The idea of sitting around fire light is an age-old tradition and is the scene for many romantic tales.  Solus have added a contemporary twist on this and in doing so have made it that much easier to create the perfect romantic setting.

We were thrilled to have been part of the back drop for a romantic proposal at the Briarcliff Hotel in Massachusetts.  Our Solus Hemi 48″ Firepit in the beautiful grounds of the Motel was chosen as the romantic spot where Keith proposed to Jamie at the Briarcliff Motel, located in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

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Jamie showing off her beautiful diamond ring
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The Happy Couple sitting by the Hemi Fire Pit

It turns out that the groom, Keith, had seen the above picture of our Hemi 48″ firepit on the Briarcliff Motel’s Facebook page and made a special request for them to set up this area in preparation for his marriage proposal. He got down on one knee and popped the question at the romantic fireside setting with the beautiful backdrop of the Berkshire Mountains. In case you’re wondering, Jamie absolutely said yes. That’s the happy couple at left – you can see Jamie showing off her beautiful diamond solitaire.

It gives us huge pleasure to know that the Hemi firebowl has become a significant part of the attraction for people choosing the Briarcliff Motel.

It creates a beautiful atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy the great outdoors all year round.  Guests can relax around the fire while watching a beautiful sunset and stay toasty warm. As Valentine’s day descends upon us it is time to find your very own romantic spot and if it happens to include a fire – send us a photo.

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects. Contact us to discuss your project.

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Outdoor Living Inspiration at Maison & Objet

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Solus Decor took the opportunity to visit the world renowned show in Paris and gain some outdoor living inspiration from the wealth of exhibitors.

 

Every year in January Paris becomes a hub for designers, architects and suppliers for commercial and residential design as they descend on the beautiful city of Paris for the Maison & Objet trade show held at the Parc des Exposition in Villepinte.  The exhibition runs for 5 days and given the scale many would say that you need full 5 days to ensure you don’t miss out.  For the duration of the 5 days Parc Des Exposition becomes home to more than 3,000 exhibitors making it a perfect melting pot of designers and brands from around the world to meet and connect.

 

 

We visited the world renowned Maison & Objet in Paris for inspiration and research, taking a look at what’s going on in the Design world for 2017. We have put together a selection of our highlights from the world of outdoor living that we discovered at the show.

 

Above is a small selection of the great furniture that can be used for both the interior and exterior by the Danish brand; Sika Design. They had a great selection of furniture, which is both stylish and practical for the indoor/outdoor lifestyle and in doing so create the perfect cohesion between the interior and exterior.  The Parisian style cafe chairs were of course a big hit!

 

Outdoor Living Inspiration

 

The Exteta stand was a big draw at the show with their exceptional stand, which created an inviting space for visitors to relax.  Already familiar with the Italian brand it was a great opportunity to see their new collections and look at their outdoor living concepts.  To see more of the wonderful Exteta Range click here 

 

Concrete Design and Inspiration

 

Of course we couldn’t miss the opportunity to see what others are doing with concrete so we took the opportunity to gain some inspiration from others who value the concepts of concrete as much as we do at Solus Decor with our hand cast concrete fire and water features.  Here are our some of our favourites from the show featuring lighting by Opjet Paris and Kast Concrete Basins.

 

 

 

While in Paris we couldn’t resist exploring one of their own great outdoor spaces at Parc des Buttes Chaumont, featuring great elements of water and landscaping.

 

 

 

To find out more about our own outdoor living products get in touch

 

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BC & Calgary Home & Garden Show

It’s BC & Calgary Home & Garden Show Time!

Solus products will be making appearances at both the BC & Calgary Home shows.

You’ve appreciated these beautiful products on their own merits, now can also see them creatively utilized in various landscaping and construction company designs.

You can also enter to win theElevated Halo 36 in Cinder at the Best Homes Magazine booth in Calgary!Elevated Halo Fire Pit

Please see details for both shows below, and enjoy the beautiful display productions that these companies have laid out for you.

BC Home & Garden show.  February 22 to 26, 2012  at BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada.  (http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com)

Feature Garden: Houston Landscapes (http://www.HoustonLandscapes.ca) will be showing Fraser Squared surround and Span in a gorgeous outdoor room setting.

Dream Garden #5: Beneath Your Feet Landscaping (http://www.beneathyourfeet.ca/) will show the original Low Halo.

Booth 717: With Impact Landscaping (www.gowithimpact.com) – will show the 26″ Hemi Fire bowl with Plinth.

 

2. Calgary Home & Garden Show (www.calgaryhgs.com) Feb 23 – 26, 2012. BMO Centre and Corral, Calgary, Canada.

Booth 291: Oasis Construction Landscaping  (www.Oasis-Landscaping.ca) Will show a 36″ Hemi Fire bowl.

Booth 1203: PurLiving Backyard Spas, Furniture, Decor (http://www.purliving.com) will be showing an Elevated Halo

Booth 283: Best Homes Magazine (http://www.besthomesmagazine.com) – Will show a Cinder coloured Elevated Halo – and you can enter their competition to win it from the show. Competition details at the Best Homes booth.

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The Drake Hotel FirePit

The Drake Hotel in Toronto has been a multi faceted hotel/entertainment/art and top rated coffee house for Toronto culturists since its revitalization in 2004. 

We love the way they use the Solus, Hemi 36 Firebowl in their open air Sky Yard! http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/sky-yard/.   

The fire pit creates a great setting for those who need to light up and stay warm, as well as for gathering around and talking away into the wee hours.

We know of a few creative collaborations that have ignited over this firepit.  Cheers to many more!

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#IDS 12 – Memories and Favourite Things.

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#IDS 12 – Memories and Favourite Things.

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the 2012 edition of the Interior Design Show.  We had a great time on The Fireplace Specialist (TFS) booth, where they displayed Solus surrounds, tiles and even an Elevated Halo with “bling”.

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Elevated Halo with Glass "bling"

TFS is a full service Solus dealer that is located in the Greater Toronto Area.

Hope you enjoy some of our favorite things from #IDS12, Toronto Canada. Here’s a short video http://youtu.be/LxdpP_iV5p4?hd=1. Looking forward to next year’s show already!

 

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Solus at #IDS12 in Toronto

The #IDS12 Toronto Countdown is on!

We are truly excited to be participating at #IDS12 Toronto! We will be displaying and demonstrating Solus Fireplace surrounds, wall tiles and fire pits at  The Fireplace Specialists’ booth, 734.  The Fireplace Specialists are one of Solus Decor’s value added, full service re-sellers located in the Toronto area.

Martes from Solus will be there.  Come and see us! Martes will have a special gift  for designers on Professional Trade Day.

#IDS12 runs from January 26 to 30, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Check out their web site form more information, and see you there!  http://www.interiordesignshow.com/