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Feature Project: Residential Luxury in Vancouver BC

Luxury residential design by CE Miles and Evoke International Design in our home town of Vancouver.

Our latest feature projects blog are two luxury properties in Vancouver. Built by CE Miles Construction and designed by Evoke International Design who have worked together to create these beautiful properties. We are also thrilled to see our fire pits installed in these modern houses.  CE Miles Construction are based in Vancouver. They manage commercial and residential building projects with a focus on modern design.  Much like CE Miles, Evoke International Design have vast experience in both commercial and residential design. Evoke also have a flair for contemporary style, whether they are designing an office space or family home.  When these companies worked side by side, the result is two exciting properties in Point Grey and Kerrisdale in Vancouver. In doing so they have created a perfect back drop for our fire pits.

Point Grey, Vancouver

Point Grey Vancouver
Residential Property by CE Miles and Evoke International Design at Point Grey

 

Solus Fire Pit
Point Grey by CE Miles and Evoke International Design with Solus Fire Pit

 

Kerrisdale, Vancouver

Solus fire pit Kerrisdale Vancouver
Kerrisdale by CE Miles Construction and Evoke International Design with Solus Fire Pit

The Solus Elevated Halo fire pit has been chosen for both properties. These fire pits serve as the central point for the relaxed seating areas in the carefully landscaped gardens, which compliment the open plan interiors.  The concrete material of the fire pits balance with the finish of the buildings. This brings the whole scheme together to create a feeling of modern luxury.  The Elevated Halo fire pit is available in two sizes; 36″ and 48 “, three fuel options and 10 different colours. They are suitable for any scheme and in both commercial and residential designs.

 

Elevated Halo Fire Pit
Elevated Halo Fire Pit

For more information on Solus fire pits and our other products please contact us.

TF: 1.877.255.3146

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Faimont Pacific Hotel

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and we’re taking a look at a luxury suite at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in our home town.

We are well aware of the romantic ambiance a Solus fire pit can can create. We have seen them take centre stage of marriage proposals and romantic wedding receptions. Not forgetting the Bachelor Canada.  So it’s no surprise that the Fairmont Pacific Hotel installed a Solus fire pit as part of their luxurious Chaiman’s Suite. This is a sensational suite. It is ideal for a romantic break, whether you are visiting from overseas or simply treating a loved one to a night of luxury.

The Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel is located in the heart of the financial district of Vancouver. It features a wealth of luxury services and facilities well known with the Fairmont brand.  The hotel is home to the Botanist cocktail bar and restaurant and the luxurious Willow Stream Spa to help you make the most of your Valentine’s stay.

 

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Hotel
Hemi Fire Pit at Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Hotel, Vancouver

However if you would like to make a truly lasting impression during your stay at the Fairmont Pacific, take a look at the Chairman’s Suite. Nicknamed the “Rock Star Suite” due to its lavish features including a custom, 8-foot-long Swarovski crystal chandelier. It also features a private elevator, a hand-carved soaker tub and two stunning living room areas. All designed in the style of a contemporary Balinese Villa.  The pièce de résistance is an exclusive rooftop patio with views of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains. This exclusive roof terrace includes a private gazebo with a meditation pond. Of course a Solus fire pit is featured to create the ultimate venue for a romantic stay.

Chairman's Suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Hemi Fire Pit at Chairman’s Suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

 

Terrace chairman's suite fairmont pacific rim
Private Terrace with Hemi Fire Pit, Chairman’s Suite, Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

 Get in touch with us to create your very own romantic haven at home. Find out more about our products.

Or get in touch with the Fairmont Pacific Rim to treat your loved one to the ultimate in luxury.

TF: 1.877.255.3146

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The Benefits of a Fire Pit in a Commercial Environment

Hotel Eastlund roof terrace

A look at the benefits of a fire pit in the commercial environment

 

 

The benefits of a fire pit in a commercial space can’t be underestimated particularly as the competition in the hospitality industry grows year on year and space is at a premium.  Making the exterior of any commercial space is essential to ensure you can capitalize on all areas of a commercial space and thus increase trade. We are fortunate to have worked with some brilliant commercial clients; hotels, restaurants, offices, country clubs and even shopping complexes and the benefits of a fire pit in these commercial spaces is significant. In all of these spaces our products have not only added something both sculpturally and aesthetically pleasing but at the same time a unique heat source meaning these areas can be used all year round.

 

 

The Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City

 

The Brass on Baltimore is a beautiful historic building in Kansas City which specializes in functions and events and has been the venue for some incredible weddings.  The Brass on Baltimore have an amazing terrace with views across the city and in order to make this a key area for events they installed an Elevated Halo fire pit in the seating area on the terrace.  This has created the perfect location for cocktails and canapes, an after dinner drink or a quiet spot for the bride and groom to reflect on their special day.

 

Firepit at Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City
Roof Terrace at Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City

 

Elevated Halo Brass on Baltimore
Outdoor Seating at Brass on Baltimore with Elevated Halo Fire Pit

 

Wedding Photography by Marissa Cribbs at Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City

 

The Fairmont Pacific

 

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is a luxury hotel in downtown Vancouver that combines the best of the Pacific Rim in its design, décor, & culinary dining options.  They decided to add a little something extra to their most luxurious suite; the Chairman’s Suite.  The Chairman’s nicknamed the “Rock Star Suite” has everything you could possibly ask for with its private elevator, elegant entertaining areas, master bedroom and exquisite decor.  However for us the big selling point is the exclusive outdoor rooftop patio with some of the best views in the city, looking over Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains.  The hotel have maximized the views and this space by creating a complete outdoor living area with private gazebo, meditation pond and our Hemi fire pit to ensure that this beautiful space can be used throughout the year.

 

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Chairman’s Suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver

 

 

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Chairman’s Suite at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver

 

Hotel Eastlund

 

A hip boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Portland, which has a wealth of culture, arts, restaurants and bars on offer to locals and those visiting the city.  The Hotel Eastlund capitalized on their location and the architecture by creating a roof top bar and restaurant that is a draw for both hotel guests and locals. Our fire pit is a focal point in this space as it creates a natural place to gather around the fire.  As with the other commercial locations the introduction of a fire pit acts as a visual wow factor but crucially it acts as a much needed heat source to ensure the space works throughout the year.

 

Roof Terrace at Hotel Eastlund, Portland

 

 

Hotel Eastlund, Portland
Altabira Restaurant at Hotel Eastlund, Portland

 

Our fire pits have a variety of options including a full line of manual and electronic ignition systems, convertible table tops, covers and glass shields and are available in ten different colors making them completely adaptable to your commercial environment and easy for house cleaning services honolulu.  

 

 

To find out more about our products and how we might be able to enhance your commercial outdoor space get in touch with us or come and visit us at HD Expo, May 3 – 5.

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Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

hotel fire pit

If you haven’t already planned your Valentine’s Day forget the traditional roses and chocolates and whisk your loved one away for a romantic hotel stay.

 

Over the years Solus Decor have worked with many hotels to make their outdoor spaces a real talking point with the addition of one of our fire pits, which add warmth and lighting and in turn can’t help but create the perfect romantic setting. In honor of Valentine’s day we have put together a selection of our favorite hotels with the picture-perfect fireside setting to share with someone special.

 

Loews Hotel, Santa Monica, California

 

If you are looking to relax and unwind you can’t go wrong with the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica.  We love these romantic poolside cabana rooms.  Each cabana room comes with their very own fire pit to create the perfect ambiance for a romantic evening.  Enjoy the privacy of your cabana room whilst still having all the great restaurants and bars that Santa Monica has to offer and don’t forget the romantic sunset stroll on the beach!

 

 

Hotel Eastlund, Portland

 

Why not indulge yourself with some sleek city sophistication at the Hotel Eastlund in Portland.  The Hotel Eastlund offers roof top views of the the city with our firepits to keep you warm while you enjoy a cocktail on the roof terrace and if you fancy seeing more than just the views you can venture out and explore the vibrant city of Portland.  Portland is a hub of arts and culture and with the great selection of restaurants and bars you won’t be disappointed.

 

Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vanvouver

For something a little extra special why not treat yourself to some luxury in our home town at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver.  We are a little biased but we think the chairman’s suite is the perfect location for a romantic break with our Hemi Fire bowl taking prime position on the private terrace.  The hotel has exquisite dining, a great cocktail bar, spa and with rooms like this you can’t go wrong.

 

 

If you’d like to create your very own romantic fireside setting at home get in touch with use to find our more about our fire pits.

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Solus Decor Renovation and Relocation

Hemi Outdoor Fire Pit Solus

Solus Decor Relocation

 

After many happy years at 1445 Powell Street in Vancouver we are relocating to a much larger facility at 109 Braid Street with a mix of emotions. We have many happy memories from Powell Street looking back at what we have achieved and seeing how the fire and water features have developed.  However, we are hugely excited about 2017 and the additional space at Powell Street allowing the team to have greater space and efficiency for the manufacture of our fire and water features.  All our products are made from hand cast concrete, a skilled technique requiring specialist equipment and an accomplished team to manage all aspects of the processes.

 

Solus Decor Renovation

 

The Renovation of the new facility has been spearheaded by our General Manager Gam Yeo who has given the same attention to the renovation and relocation as he does with our fire and water features on a day to day basis.  The relocation and greater space has enabled us to invest in new equipment, which in most cases have been custom made for Solus Decor products.

 

 

Solus custom hopper for pouring concrete to create firepits
Customized Hopper

 

 

Our custom hopper above is for pouring concrete, this hopper will significantly increase our efficiency in pouring. It can hold enough concrete for up to four 36’’ Hemi Fire Bowls, whilst providing our pouring team with much improved ergonomics.

 

Click to find out more about our Hemi Fire Pits

 

 

One of the big changes in the new facility is the new push rack system, but what are the benefits of a push rack system?

 

 

New push rack system

 

  • Exceptional use of space, eliminating unnecessary aisles – good use of space is good, green thinking!
  • Allows for both selectivity and dense storage
  • More picking face locations
  • Fewer moving mechanical parts
  • Accommodates all pallet sizes
  • Allows us to rack, cure and store 560 units in a footprint of 40 feet x 70 feet

 

It’s safe to say we are looking forward to an exciting 2017 in a new location, working with our customers on their own renovation projects.

 

Click here to get in touch and see how we can help you with your own renovation project.

 

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We helped WARM UP the Bachelorette

bachelorette-eha-36When 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.vancouverite-bachelor-kevin-p-with-jasmineAlthough 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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Solus Decor WARMLY Welcomes Royalty to Vancouver, BC

 

prince-will-and-pm-trudeau-meet-olympic-medalistsHas Solus Decor played a part in “Concrete” connections between Prince William and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? We like to think so!

We were thrilled to see our own Elevated Halo fire pit warming them up on a recent trip to Vancouver. Prince William met our Olympic and Paralympic Medalists: Canadian Rugby team, Hillary Caldwell (bronze medalist swimmer), as well as Paralympic Athletes Stefan Daniel (runner) and Aurelie Rivard (swimmer)