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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.

Elevated halo fire pit

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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Ski Season

solus decor hemi fire pit

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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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel: Feature Project

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

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 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.  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.


Santa Monica Beach Hotel Pool
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, ocean view pool


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.


Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Beach


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.


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel with Elevated Halo Fire Pit


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.


Loews Hotel Santa Monica
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel poolside cabana


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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Solus raises $7000 at 2013 Crystal Ball for kids with disabilities

On November 16th at the 2013 Crystal Ball in Toronto, Solus Decor raised over $7000 for the Reach for the Rainbow charity to benefit kids with disabilities. As mentioned previously, we donated 2 fire pits, one Hemi firebowl and one Halo fire pit.

The night proved a major success. Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, was a smash hit engaging the entire audience for smiles and cheers.

Don Felder performing
Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, performing

Our beautiful Halva coloured Hemi firebowl stood majestic on stage waiting to be auctioned.

Hemi firebowl
Hemi firebowl up for auction at Crystal Ball

Our Portland coloured elevated Halo fire pit was a hit amongst the outdoor décor items.

Elevated Halo fire pit
Elevated Halo fire pit up for auction at Crystal Ball

Once again, a special thanks goes out to Jennifer Bannon of Bonavista Pools & Spas in Toronto for representing us at the 2013 Crystal Ball. They are one of our cherished dealers and we thank them for being there on our behalf.


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Solus Decor to donate 2 fire pits to the 27th Annual Crystal Ball Charity Auction in Toronto

It is with great pleasure that Solus Decor announces that we will be donating 2 fire pits; 1 Hemi firebowl and 1 Elevated Halo fire pit to the 27th Annual Crystal Ball Charity Auction which is Reach for the Rainbow‘s signature fundraising event. This event is to take place on November 16, 2013 in Toronto. For those of you who don’t know:

“[It] is considered one of the top black tie revenue generating galas in the country. This one-of-a-kind event now in its 26th year draws the who’s who of Corporate Canada including the elite, the affluent and the philanthropic.”


It’s important for us to give back to the community as often as we can to help those less fortunate than us. This past September, we donated a Hemi firebowl to the IDSwest Laneway House Auction to the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. At this event, our 2 fire pits will be auctioned off to help raise money for Reach for the Rainbow which serves to help the lives of the children and young adults with complex developmental and physical disabilities, as well as their families. Although we can’t make it, we are thrilled that we are being represented by none other than Jennifer Gannon of Bonavista Pool & Spas, one of our best dealers in Toronto. We hope that the money raised by our two fire pits will help make even a modest difference.

Crystal Ball 2012

If you are in the Toronto area or would like to attend the 27th Annual Crystal Ball Charity Auction, download the ticket order form or contact them for more info.