Looking for some Winter Sun Inspiration? The Solus Decor team have been taking some inspiration from our installations around the world.
The days are shorter and the winter coats are out, winter is on the horizon if not already here and it has us dreaming of some winter sun. Looking at the travel experts advice we have fire pits installed in some of the best winter sun destinations around the world. Here’s a few few winter sun recommendations if you are looking for some inspiration.
Looking to keep a hold on to warmer days but still enjoy a gentle breeze? Look no further than California, ideal for those looking for a more gentle climate and you won’t get bored with so many things to see and do. This a shot of our Elevated Halo fire pit at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica with fantastic views of the famous Santa Monica Pier. 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.
A wonderful haven with a fantastic climate for those in search of winter sun. You can hop around the islands to see the vast flora and fauna and learn about the rich culture and history of the islands.
This is an installation at a residential property for a Canadian client, who built their dream vacation home in Maui, Hawaii so they could make the most of the winter sun every year. They have framed the house beautifully using our halo low fire pits. A wonderful oasis of calm to enjoy the winter months.
For those looking for a little more excitement and entertainment with their winter sun then the famous Waikiki Beach is what you need. Waikiki beach is on the island of Oahu and is Oahu’s main hotel and resort area and a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world. Along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue you will find world class shopping, dining, entertainment, activities and resorts.
With so much in the surrounding area the Hyatt Regency Hotel Waikiki is the perfect beach place to base yourself to enjoy all that Honolulu and the rest of Oahu has to offer. After a day of exploring, the hotel has created the perfect spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the views with a a drink around the fire in the evening. The hotel have used the Hemi fire pits as part of the outdoor area in the Regency club area.
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 Bahamas. 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.
The definition of beach side luxury, Hotel Le Toiny is a five star luxury resort on the exclusive island of St Barths.
Bee Osborn has created a relaxed, light and airy space using soft creams with luxurious textures in the fixtures and fittings. Hotel Le Toiny is a 5-Star tropical paradise overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the hills of St. Barthelemy The Resort is made up of 22 luxury one and two bedroom suites nestled in of a lush palm grove bordered by Toiny beach. The hotel has been designed as a sanctuary for guests to relax both indoors and outdoors.
Solus Decor are thrilled to be part of this stunning resort. They have chosen to incorporate our Hemi fire pits on their beach terrace, providing a wonderful space for guest to enjoy at night. The Hemi provide gently warmth as the sun goes down and a soft light that adds to the ambiance of this unique setting
Get in touch with us to find out more about our fire pits at these winter sun destinations.
Outdoor living inspiration to help you make the most of the garden in the cooler weather. How can we improve the garden and create a space that will work as we move into the cooler seasons? The fire pit is the perfect answer for outdoor living all year round. Take a look at our outdoor living inspiration schemes; teaming our fire pits with some of our favourite outdoor living brands.
Classic Contemprary Outdoor Living Inspiration
This look features furniture from Janus et Cie and engineered decking from Silvadec teamed with clean lines and simple planting and our Hemi fire pit in Halva to compliment the darker tones in the flooring and furniture. A low maintenance look that will look good for years to come
Mediterranean Outdoor Living Inspiration
This two schemes takes inspiration from the Mediterranean in two different ways with furniture by Indian Ocean and Dedon . The first scheme inspired by some of the installations we have seen in the south of France with lighter tones set against a backdrop of sensory planting; olive trees, lavender, mint and rosemary complimented with our elevated halo fire pit in portland to keep you warm as the sun goes down. A relaxed garden ideal for outdoor entertaining.
A more contemporary take on the rural retreats found in the Italian countryside with this stylish outdoor sofa from Dedon teamed with the Elevated Halo in Shiitake with olive trees and a warm stone floor.
A fun and colourful take on outdoor living teamed with the hugely popular Hemi Fire Bowl. A contemporary take on the classic woven outdoor seating from Dedon. This colour adds the extra wow factor. Patterned encaustic tiles and simple grasses add texture to the overall scheme.
Feeling inspired? Why not get in touch with us to create your own outdoor living space with a Solus Decor fire pit.
Our feature project is the Hotel Eastlund, a boutique hotel in the centre of the lively city of Portland
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 commercial venue. 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. 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.
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.
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.
When Solus Decor was approached to help enhance the setting of the Bachelorette Canada for the premier episode… we jumped at the opportunity. Knowing that the series of the Bachelor / Bachelorette is hugely popular and has a solid fan base, we couldn’t resist lending some fire pits for the “one-on-one” conversations. We think you’ll agree that our beautiful 36″ Elevated Halo and 26″ Hemi add to the gorgeous surroundings where the opening night cocktail party was held.
With the help of our Elevated Halo, bachelorette Jasmine Lorimer warmed up to several of the newly introduced bachelors. Not only did the firepit help with the ambience, but no doubt it also helped keep Jasmine warm during the shoot in Vancouver’s chilly climate.
Pictured below, Vancouver’s own Kevin P. chats with Jasmine while enjoying the warmth of our 26″ Hemi.Although you won’t see any more of our fire pits in upcoming episodes, you can enjoy the rest of The Bachelorette Canada on the WNetwork.
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Fire pits have evolved from caves and campsites to become a central part of outdoor living. In a survey of 166 landscape architects, fire pits ranked as one of the most requested residential outdoor features of 2013, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. The pits are increasingly designed to use gas instead of kindling for environmental reasons and safety, while still bringing heat and art to the outdoors.
Hand-cast concrete décor company Solus built its first fire bowl six years ago for a client wanting flames to rise from within her cascading swimming pool in coastal Victoria, British Columbia. Fire pits have since become the Vancouver-based company’s best-selling product, said company president Brad Carpenter. Solus pit designs include this Hemi fire bowl. The Hemi pictured is 36-inches in diameter, 16.5 inches tall and can be built to use a propane burner or, more commonly, a natural-gas line that runs beneath the surface of the product.
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.