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.
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.
If you’re inspired by Sabina Hill’s artistic retreat get in touch with us to help you make your own inspirational deck.
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.
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.
This week we are featuring the stunning Creekside development. A treat for the senses both inside and out with interior design by NB Design Group and landscape architecture by Land Morphology.
NB Design Group is a full-service interior design firm specializing in exclusive residences, condos and commercial spaces. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle and they worked with Land Morphology to create this luxury property for the ultimate in luxury living. NB Design group have used a neutral palette in the interiors of the Creekside development combined with high end finishes which mix perfectly with the foliage that surrounds this property.
The beautiful master suite is a calming space complete with it’s own private terrace with a Hemi fire bowl. A quiet place to escape at the end of the day or with a morning coffee.
There is a fantastic collection of entertaining spaces both inside and out. You can make the most of the beautiful spaces with family and friends.
Land Morphology have created a luxurious outdoor space that surrounds the Creekside property; linking the interior design style seamlessly with the outdoor space. We love the variety of outdoor entertaining spaces. From the breakaway seating for a quiet one on one, right through to the combined lounging and dining space for a full scale party. Land Morphology are a landscape architecture firm with an emphasis on detailing, artful design features, sophisticated horticulture and sustainability all forming part of their design ethos. It is clear to see these elements in the Creekside project. On this project they worked closely with NB Design Group who supplied the outdoor furniture to ensure the perfect transition between indoor and outdoor living.
If you’re feeling inspired by this project why not get in touch to see how you can create your very own luxury outdoor space with a fire pit. Make your outdoor space every but as important as the interior!
How to make the most of your home and create a tropical oasis for the whole family to enjoy.
We’re all spending more time at home together as a family and now more than ever we want to help make your home a haven for the whole family. We’ve put together simple DIY Ideas to revamp your outdoor living space with all items available with delivery direct to your door. Whether you have a balcony, a small courtyard or a large back garden we know how important this outdoor space will become over the coming weeks and how it needs to work for you all as a family both day and night.
Make Your Home a Haven
A jungle play area for the kids with the palm leaf outdoor rug with jungle play set
Why not try your hand at growing your own herbs
Take a seat and relax around the the fire pit with a glass of wine at the end of the day
Compliment this look with our Hemi fire bowl with Bio Ethanol fuel, which allows you the ultimate in flexibility with no installation required. The best option for a DIY garden makeover and allow to to use your outdoor space even on a chilly day. Get in touch with us to now to help you make your very own tropical oasis in the garden.
We have had the great fortune of teaming up with The Spa Hotel to help create this wonderful outdoor space in the historic town of Tunbridge Wells.
The Spa Hotel is set in 14 acres of beautiful grounds close to the centre of historic Royal Tunbridge Wells, the spa town from which its name is derived. The hotel first opened in 1880 and since then has built a reputation for style, sophistication, relaxation and fine dining.
The Spa Hotel has a long-established history in the town, and with its recent refurbishment it provides a luxurious location to stay, dine and for weddings and events. With 70 rooms, an award-winning restaurant and a new, contemporary Bar and Brasserie, there is plenty for guests to enjoy.
As part of the refurbishment of the hotel, The Spa Hotel have just launched the Spa Temple and new outdoor entertainment area. The Spa Temple is a beautiful piece of design from our friends at Chilstone, providing a focal point in this picturesque outdoor setting and a wonderful place to say “I do”.
We are thrilled to see our Hemi fire pit with metal drinks ring incorporated into this quintessential British countryside setting. The Hemi is our signature fire pit and is popular in both commercial and residential settings. The Spa Hotel have incorporated the Hemi into the new Temple. The sculptural curves of the Hemi mirror the architectural curves of the Temple.
The Hemi is available in three sizes, ten different colours and a choice of three different fuel options; including natural gas, LPG and Biothenol making it adaptable for any outdoor setting. We also have a range of accessories to customise your fire pit including the metal drinks ring at the Spa Hotel.
Have you had enough of the cold, grey weather and searching for some winter sun? Take a look at these hotels with the Solus stamp of approval.
Hotel Le Toiny is set on the picturesque island of St Barths, a collection of 15 private villas set in the hills, providing a luxury private escape. With a private infinity pool and sun loungers across the terrace to provide sea views while you enjoy for each private bungalow. Guests can enjoy the spectacular views beside a Solus hemi fire bowl. The only thing to tempt you away from your private bungalow is the top-tier French-Caribbean restaurant, prime surfing beach below and warm shell massage at the Serenity Spa.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki is just steps from the azure blue waters and soft sands of Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa offers magnificent personalized services and luxurious amenities including world-class dining, award-winning spa, interactive cultural activities, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Looking for all inclusive luxury without the children? Look no further than Warwick Paradise Island An all-inclusive resort hotel in the beautiful setting of the Bahama. All-Inclusive takes any stresses out of your vacation, leaving you to simply enjoy yourself. You can relax on the resort’s private harbour beach or take in some of the best views of Nassau Harbour .
These winter sun locations all feature the Solus Hemi Fire Bowls in a variety of sizes, which have proven to be an excellent addition to commercial outdoor spaces whether that’s a beach resort in the Caribbean or a ski chalet in the Alps. The Hemi is available in three sizes, three fuel options, a choice of ten colours and a variety of accessories making it adaptable and flexible to any commercial or residential space.
To find out more more about the Hemi or any of our other fire and water products get in touch with us!
With Christmas fast approaching we can’t help but think about the ski season and trips to festive ski lodges. We are featuring some of our favourite ski resorts that we are lucky enough to have worked with.
Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Located at the base of Snow King Mountain, just a few blocks from downtown and 20 minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport, Snow King Resort Hotel boasts breathtaking views of the Teton Mountain Range. As Jackson’s largest venue, Snow King Resort Hotel offers offers beautiful accommodations, in addition to extensive conference and event facilities.
The Snow King Resort have incorporated our elevated halo fire pits into their outdoor seating area to providing a warm and inviting space for guest to enjoy after a day on the slopes. The space works well in both winter and summer while guests unwind with a drink.
The elevated halo is available in ten different colour and three different fuel option; natural gas, LPG and bio fuel. The elevated halo is coffee table height making it ideal for entertaining. The elevated halo is ideal in a commercial space like a hotel or restaurant. The space around the fire provides the perfect space to rest a glass or an appetizer plate.
Aava Resort, Whistler
A mere two-minute walk from Whistler Village and a five-minute walk from the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain gondolas, Aava Hotel offers a space of tranquility amidst the adrenaline and adventure that Whistler has to offer. Aava is a place you can enjoy affordable comfort and modern Style while you enjoy your mountain adventures.
The Aava Hotel has used the Hemi fire pit set in the middle of outdoor sofas to provide a relaxed and informal outdoor seating area.
The Hemi’s curved design creates a natural focal point in any outdoor space. The Hemi is available in ten colours and three fuel options. The Hemi also has a range of accessories including the hardwood table top and metal drinks ring and table top making it hugely adaptable for your outdoor space.
Caldera House, Jackson Hole
Caldera House is a boutique Hotel in Jackson Hole, which takes inspiration for the golden era of ski hotels with the design and craftsmanship of Mid Century America. The designers took inspiration from the 60s to create the ultimate in luxury ski hotel.
Caldera House have also incorporated the Hemi fire pit to create a place to gather as guests enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the sensational views in this wonderful location.
If you would like to create your own mountain retreat get in touch with us to find out more about our fire pits.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
When we set out to create the world’s most beautiful fire pits we didn’t quite anticipate how much fire adds to the conversation, ambiance and of course romance. Sitting around a fire is primal – it is part of the human soul and has taken place for thousands of years. Solus has very simply put a new contemporary twist on it. Fire invites conversation and it brings people together. One of our favourite stories took place two hours outside of Boston Massachusetts just two short years ago.
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 voilà, popped the question at the most romantic spot possible. In case you’re wondering, Jamie absolutely said yes. That’s the happy couple right below – you can see Jamie showing off her beautiful diamond solitaire.
It gives us much pleasure to learn that the Hemi firebowl has become a significant part of the attraction for people choosing the Briarcliff Motel. It creates a lovely atmosphere for patrons to hang out and converse while watching a beautiful sunset and staying toasty warm. As Valentines day descends upon us it is time to find that romantic spot and if it happens to include a fire – send us a photo.
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