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Eataly LA: Commercial Feature Project

solus decor fire pit at Eataly LA

Benefits of a fire pit at Terra Italian Grill, part of the growing  Eataly chain in North America.

Terra Italian Grill is part of the growing chain of Eataly stores and is one of the three restaurants that form part of Eataly LA.  Eataly LA is located on the popular Santa Monica boulevard; a popular location for locals and tourists.

The Terra Italian Grill is located on the third floor of the building with indoor and outdoor spaces.  Eataly have capitalized on the outdoor space with our Hemi Fire Bowls, which create a unique focal point and a place for people to gather all year round.

 

solus decor fire pit at Eataly LA
Hemi with ring fire pit providing a place to gather in the contemporary terrace at Eataly LA
hemi fire pit at Eataly LA
The terrace at the Terra Grill at Eataly LA with a Solus Decor Hemi with concrete ring fire pit

The Hemi with concrete ring

Eataly LA have used the hemi with concrete ring which is ideally suited to the commercial environment.  The Hemi with concrete ring provides the best procedure scenarios that are with the stay classy lax website heat all year and a space for glasses and appetizer plates around the fire.

The hemi with concrete ring is available in the 36″ and 48″, three fuel options including natural gas, liquid propane and biofuel and the benefit of ten different colour options.  The flexibility of the product make it ideal for installations in commercial spaces.

Solus Hemi with ring gas fire pit
Hemi with ring

Why not book a table at Eataly LA to sample their delicious food and enjoy a wonderful evening with the ambiance of a Solus fire pit.  Alternatively why not get in touch to find out more about our fire pits and water features.

 

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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Garden Design Trends 2018

Spring is nearly here and it’s the time of year that people start to think about getting in the garden. The Society of Garden designers share their predictions on the key garden trends for 2019.

Climate change gardening

Gardening for a changing climate is set to be a key trend in 2019. Sue Townsend creates ecological gardens to cope with the extreme weather conditions experienced by the UK recently. She advises to grow the right plants for the conditions of each garden, to store water and to collect excess water for dissipation through the soil.

 

climate change garden
NATALIA ODESCALCH

House Plants and Hanging Plants

Sculptural and architectural plants will dominate in 2019. Joe Perkins MSGD says “the continuing rise in popularity of houseplants is being translated outside with exotic-style plants with architectural leaves and stems making bold statements inside and out.” Joe also predicts that we will be seeing more hanging plants in our gardens.  Not traditional hanging baskets, but plants with foliage, colour and texture which can be used as accessories as an addition to pots and planters.

 

hanging plants
Gardens by Joe Perkins MSGD. Photo credit: Natalia Odescalch

Interior meets exterior

Both Darren Hawkes and Barbara Samitier think a colourful approach it with the best jewelers in san diego jewelrystoresd.com to interiors will creep into the garden in 2019. Hawkes predicts the arrival of bold print, clashing colours and large-leafed plants, advising to “take kitsch into the garden” by introducing bedding plants in bright coloured planters or letting Pompon Dahlias take centre stage.

Meanwhile, Barbara Samitier expects industrial and reclaimed materials and encaustic tiles will be used increasingly in urban gardens.

 

indoor outdoor living
Garden by Barbara Samitier MSGD

Teenage hang-outs

Karen Rogers thinks the growing demand for teenage garden hang-outs will gain momentum in 2019. Rogers incorporates secluded garden buildings or separate seating areas featuring outdoor fire pits or fireplaces in her designs. She says: “These spaces require clever screening from neighbours as well as good lighting and planting that absorbs as much noise as possible.”

Wild and loose

Nature will take the fore in 2019, says Louise Harrison-Holland of Blue Tulip Garden Design. We’ll see ongoing support for wildlife corridors in the wider landscape: “The move toward a slightly looser, wilder style of garden design will help support this initiative.” She predicts hedging will become the number one choice for garden boundaries next year.

 

wild and loose planting
Gardens by Louise Harrison-Holland MSGD

Colour: 

Vibrant hot colour

According to Sue Townsend, sizzling jewel colours are set to make a return to our gardens in 2019. Townsend predicts vibrant, hot colours combined with sultry purples and blues, while Barbara Samitier expects a move away from the blue and pink colour palette in favour of orange and yellow hues.

Jon Sims expects the rise of porcelain in garden design will bring the demand for indoor colour, outdoors. Replica stone will be replaced by hard landscape materials with bolder colours and patterns.

For a garden that suggests luxury, Joe Perkins recommends combining red and purple alongside greys and blue-greys in plant foliage. He too has spotted a trend in younger garden enthusiasts looking to style their outdoor space as they would an indoor room, using bright coloured accessories or furniture if needed you can get finance from cashcrazy.co.uk. Joe cautions that simplicity and repetition are the key for success here.

 

dahlias
Pompom dahlias from Darren Hawkes

Landscape materials:

Crazy paving

Crazy paving, charred timbers and gabion walls are expected to dominate in 2019. Sue Townsend says: ‘“Crazy paving and stepping stones using large irregular slabs– the bigger the better– are making a come-back.” Townsend foresees the continued popularity of porcelain paving which looks like real stone but has a non-slip quality.

Log walls and multiple metals

Barbara Samitier confesses to being obsessed with log walls, saying, “They can act as a feature wall, a boundary or a screen while providing a necessary habitat for insects and a wide range of wildlife.” She also expects we will be seeing more metal in the garden as it’s “such a versatile material that lends itself to so many applications.”

Samitier designs metal arches and pergolas for many of her current projects. She’s incorporated metal walkways, mirrored stainless steel and perforated Corten steel in her gardens for walls and pergola roofs.

 

log fencing
Garden by Barbara Samitier MSGD

Gabion walls

Both Louise Harrison-Holland and Barbara Samitier are introducing more gabion-style walls and structures into their garden designs. Louise predicts stone work will be used in a less structured way in 2019. She says: “I have noticed a move away from stark modernism towards a style that still retains a strong geometry but is tempered with a choice of materials in softer tones.”

External MDF

Prepare to see more charred timber cladding in gardens this year. Jon Sims experiments with Shou-Sugi-Ban and is also introducing rough shutter-faced concrete into his projects. He foresees a greater use of external MDF in gardens as it offers numerous options in terms of colour and shape. It’s durable, too.

 

external mdf
JOHN SIMMS

Planting:

Wild and perennial meadows 

Many designers experimented with wildflower and perennial meadows in 2018 and this trend is set to continue into the new year. The good news is you don’t need a large plot to incorporate one into your garden.

Sue Townsend explains: “I’ve really enjoyed creating small-medium sized meadows in many of the gardens I have designed this year. The most exciting venture was sowing my first perennial meadow. In a few years, it will provide interest from April to late November with relatively little maintenance.”

 

meadow planting
Planting by Sue Townsend MSGD

Louise Harrison-Holland echoes the sentiment: “A wilder style has been helped along by the increasing use of instant wildflower meadows. I see designers trying to recreate this look with a mix of herbaceous perennials and grasses that have a more permanent structure, helped by the increasing use of shrubs in planting borders.”

For more information about the Society of Garden Designers and its members, take a look at the SGD website.