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The House That Black Built Collaboration

The house that black built garden makeover

A look at the Solus Decor collaboration with the “Home Improvement” Champion; The House That Black Built and their garden makeover.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the House That Black Built, it is an interior designer and lifestyle blog featuring Chelsea and her husband, following the renovation of their Victorian villa in the UK. Chelsea and her husband are home improvement enthusiasts with an excellent sense of style in both their home and everyday lives. They document their home improvement projects through the blog and wonderful Instagram feed, which has captured the attention of over 55 thousand followers!

Solus Decor elevated halo fire pit

One of the most recent projects that The House That Black Built have undertaken is the garden to their Victorian villa; a place they could enjoy all year round and take a rest from all the hard work inside the house.  After seeing the progress of their work and their design inspiration for the garden we knew a Solus Decor fire pit would be the perfect addition to this cool, contemporary space.  The House That Black Built have incorporated our Elevated Halo fire pit in Shiitake in their low maintenance outdoor living space. The fire pit is complimented by the Everscape Limestone tile from Topps Tiles and outdoor furniture from Maison du Monde, which brings this whole space to life! We love the finished design and how Chelsea has teamed the Elevated Halo with these elements to create a contemporary outdoor living space.

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Chelsea takes you step by step through the renovation process through her blog and Instagram stories; showing both the highs and lows. This warm and approachable demeanor is exactly why she has gained such a huge following and has been recognized by the Amara Interior Blog Awards. If you are thinking of undertaking a garden renovation be sure to check out The House That Black Built  and why not get in touch with us to see how we can help your create your very own outdoor haven.

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Feature Project: The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

solus fire pit at royal champagne hotel and spa

A look at the new Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa; the height of luxury in the heart of the Champagne region in France and how they have incorporated Solus fire pits in their outdoor areas.

 

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The Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa opened its doors in the summer of 2018 and has set itself apart as the first contemporary 5 star hotel  in the Champagne region. The original 19th Century Post House where it is said that King Charles X of France stopped over before heading to Reims for his coronation has been re-imagined by architect; Giovanni Pace and interior designers; Argenta Project .  The original property was purchased by Boston-based Champagne Hospitality collection, a group of boutique luxury hotels and spas that includes the award-winning Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa in St. Barths.

The Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa is the height of luxury and what one would expect for the enviable location in the middle of the vineyards in hills of Epernay, the capital of Champagne, and the historic villages of Champillon and Hautvillers of Dom Perignon fame. We are fortunate to have our Hemi fire pits to compliment this wonderful outdoor space with the breathtaking backdrop.

 

The Hemi fire bowl is a popular choice with both the commercial and residential market due to the sculptural design and the additional accessories available to customise the fire bowl.  The Hemi is available in a choice of 10 colours, 3 fuel options and the option to use a hard wood table top or metal drinks ring and metal table top, making it adaptable to all spaces and styles.

Hemi Outdoor Fire Pit Solus

 

Get in touch with us to find out more about this installation and our range of concrete fire and water features

 

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Feature Project: The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells

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 in England, the spa town from which its name is derived. The hotel first opened in 1880 and since then has built a reputation for quintessential British style, sophistication, and fine dining.

Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells
The historic Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells, UK

 

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”.

Hemi fire pit Kent hotel

 

We are thrilled to see a little bit of Canada in this picturesque British setting. The Spa Hotel has incorporated our  Hemi fire pit with metal drinks ring into this beautiful British countryside setting. The Hemi is our signature fire pit and is popular in both commercial and residential settings.  The Spa Hotel has incorporated the Hemi into the new Temple, mirroring its sculptural curves with the architecture of the building.

The Hemi is available in three sizes, ten different colours and a choice of three different fuel options; including Natural Gas, Liquid Propane, and Bioethanol making it adaptable for any outdoor setting. We also have a range of accessories to customize your fire pit including the metal drinks ring seen pictured here.

To find out more about our products get in touch with us.

 

Photo Credit: Penny Young Photography

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Feature Project: Salty’s on Alki, Seattle

Solus Hemi firepit at Salty's restaurant on Alki Beach - commercial project

A look at Salty’s, the hugely popular seafood restaurant on Alki beach.

About Salty’s

Salty’s restaurant is located on Elliott Bay with sweeping views of the Seattle skyline. The restaurant has been hailed as having one of the best restaurant views by critics. Salty’s on Alki beach is part of a small chain of seafood restaurants with additional locations in Washington and Portland.  Salty’s on Alki beach was acquired by Gerry Kingen; founder of Salty’s in 1985 and from then it has gone from strength to strength. Salty’s offer a wonderful menu with a mix of charbroiled steaks and local seafood so you can be sure there is something for everyone, with a focus on local produce and sustainability.

 

 

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.

Solus Decor at Salty’s

Salty’s have incorporated one of Hemi 48″ fire bowls on the terrace, a wonderful addition to this sensational space and the perfect place to enjoy the view with a drink on a cooler day. Salty’s have opted to accessorize their Hemi with a drinks ring; the ideal accompaniment to a restaurant setting. The drink ring allow space to rest a glass or small appetizer plate while you sit around the fire.

Salty’s have a number of spaces so they are perfect for a variety of occasions; a family dinner, happy hour after work or the perfect spot to celebrate a special family occasion in one of their three private dining spaces.

 

hemi fire bowl salty's seattle

 

The Hemi is our signature fire pit and hugely popular in both the commercial and residential setting.  The Hemi is available in three sizes with three fuel options and a variety of accessories to make it adaptable to any environment, including our hugely popular new metal table top and drinks ring.

 

Hemi Outdoor Fire Pit Solus
Hemi Fire Pit in Cinder

To find our more about the Hemi and other commercial installations get in touch with the team.

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Solus Decor at HPB Expo

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Solus Decor launch new products at HPB Expo in Dallas Texas; an exciting addition to the Solus Decor range.

 

About HPB Expo

The Solus team headed to Dallas, Texas last month to be part of the HPB Expo and launch some exciting new fire and water products at the largest indoor outdoor living event. HPBExpo is owned and produced by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), which represents, and provides professional member services and industry support, for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms, and allied associates for all types of fireplace, stove, heater, barbecue and outdoor living appliances and accessories. The HPBA is the one stop shop for any outdoor living product.

 

New product: Fire Table

Over the last year the team have mean working hard on new designs.  The result of this hard works is a new take on our existing fire table. The new table has a larger area for you to make the most of the table element of the design whilst still retaining the heat element of the product.  The social element of the fire pit has encouraged this design. The desire for outdoor entertaining and living spaces continues to grow.

To create this design we have incorporated a man made composite, which is traditionally used as exterior cladding to form the table top.  Yes we have added a new material to our traditional concrete products but we have stayed true to the Solus design principles.  The fire table is sleek, simple and functional in its design. It’s built to withstand the outdoor elements in both commercial and residential settings. These key design elements run throughout the Solus product range.

 

 

The new fire table takes on en element of the European glamour traditionally synonymous with french and Italian design.

Get in contact with the sales team to find out more about the new fire table and our other fire and water products.

 

 

 

 

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Ski Season

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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.

 

Solus Decor gas fire pit Jackson Hole

 

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.

 

Solus Halo elevated gas fire pit
Elevated Halo in Portland

Elevated Halo

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.

Solus Decor gas fire pit Whistler

 

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

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.

Hemi Outdoor Fire Pit Solus
Hemi Fire Pit in Cinder

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.

solus decor hemi fire pit

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.

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Outdoor Living in London

solus decor elevated halo gas fire pit as seen in UK Simon Orchard Garden Designs

Outdoor living at its finest in South East London. A collaboration by LXA Architects and Simon Orchard Garden Design in the picturesque area of Blackheath in South East London.

 

fire pit london

A wonderful example of fantastic London design spearheaded by LXA architects. LXA have combined contemporary and traditional architecture to create a luxurious space for modern living. LXA Architects transformed a building of five flats into one large, prestigious home. The building is over 8,000 square feet with a swimming pool and beautiful outdoor living space.

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With a building this size and specification it was crucial that the outside space reflected the same luxurious feel and Simon Orchard Garden Design did not disappoint.

london architecture design interiors fire pit

 

Simon has created an outdoor oasis that works seamlessly with the architecture of the building.  As part of this design he has created wonderful outdoor living spaces. You can sit back and really enjoy the outstanding design of the building.  A part of this design he has incorporated a Solus Decor elevated halo to create a warm and inviting space.

Solus Halo elevated gas fire pit

 

The elevated halo fire pit is perfect for outdoor entertaining and truly embodies the idea of outdoor living all year round. Like all our fire pits it is available in ten different colours and three different fuel options; bio ethanol, LPG and natural gas making it compatible for all situations and styles.

To find out more about this project by LXA architects and see more details take a look at their website and to see every aspect of this enticing outdoor space take a look at the full project on Simon Orchard Garden Design website 

If your feeling inspired and want to create your own little slice of London outdoor retreat take a look at our full range of fire and water features or why not get in touch with us to discuss your outdoor space.