Beautifully Weathered Lost Coast Redwood has a naturally distressed patina associated with the Northern California coast providing a color range of weathered browns and greys. The wood has developed a lovely character from decades of natural weathering. The rich textures, attractive color range, and surface checking is evidence of its prior life. You can imagine its story and journey. The best part of Lost Coast though is its ability to take on many looks to suit design needs. This material is incredibly versatile lending itself to many applications.
1. Happiest Hour in Dallas uses Lost Coast reclaimed wood for its unique seating options
Happiest Hour is a restaurant focused on creating an experience that is energetic and enjoyable for its patrons. To make that happen, the designer used copious amounts of reclaimed wood. Lost Coast Redwood can be found as paneling throughout the restaurant and in the unforgettable circular enclosures that house dining booths. The weathered greys and browns and the wood’s texture creates visual interest for diners but the unique use of the wood to encircle the booths creates a cohesive gathering experience in the midst of a busy restaurant. Reclaimed wood has been proven to increase social interaction in hospitality spaces and it gets the job done at Happiest Hour.
2. Eye-catching patterns using Lost Coast Paneling
Lost Coast on its own can become the centerpiece of the space it’s in but when applied at an angle it literally can add a new dimension to a room. The Albuquerque-based meeting space Gravitate! uses Lost Coast paneling in a chevron pattern, resulting in a stunning focal point. The varying greys and browns of the paneling works well with reclaimed Mission Oak Flooring, plant life, and mid-century modern furniture to create a biophilic space that makes occupants happier and healthier. TerraMai now offers Lost Coast with several finishes pre-cut and ready to install in a Chevron pattern.
Yakima Products chose to install Lost Coast at an angle to give their space an added energy and sense of movement. The natural weathered aesthetic is a perfect fit for a company that’s dedicated to helping people live an adventurous outdoor lifestyle.
3. 1 Hotel South Beach uses Lost Coast Redwood inside and out
From TerraMai: Lost Coast paneling at 1 Hotel South Beach, Miami
1 Hotel South Beach is resplendent with biophilic design elements such as ample greenery and walls of windows that let lots of daylight through. The designer chose reclaimed wood for added biophilic properties. With its multiple textures and tones, Lost Coast on the ceiling really stands out and is a perfect complement to the overall elegance of the design. On the ceiling of the porte cochere, Lost Coast greets customers as they arrive to the hotel and then flows seamlessly right through the wall of windows into the hotel’s interior lobby. Lost Coast’s ability to function both in interior and exterior applications makes it ideal for execution of a continuous design element like the one at 1 Hotel.
4. Lost Coast has Curve Appeal
TerraMai offers Lost Coast in two thicknesses with the Filet option being ¼”. The thinner material lends itself to several applications and being that it’s quite thin it has some additional flexibility. A curved wall can soften interior design, add visual interest and help with wayfinding. Many elements in nature are curved so adding rounded design elements provides a natural, organic feel. Research indicates humans have an affinity for curved walls and furnishings with the data showing these elements affect us on an emotional level.
5. Nylon Brushing gives Lost Coast a more refined look
From TerraMai: Jet.com’s office facilitates work through its design
Reclaimed wood brings many added benefits to office design. Because of its biophilic connection, reclaimed wood works to optimize productivity and facilitate collaboration. A design may call for a slightly more refined look which can be achieved with a texturing technique called nylon brushing. This technique lightly reduces the weathered patina on the face of the wood resulting in a more homogenous color distribution. Jet.com’s well-lit, open space is complemented by the nylon brushed paneling, fostering a positive energy that empowers workers where individuals and groups alike can perform at their best.
6. Adding a stain brings a different vibe to Lost Coast
From Sunlife Organics: Lost Coast Fog provides a beachy aesthetic for Sunlife Organics in Malibu, CA
Lost Coast Paneling and Siding can transform once again with the addition of a stain. Our Fog finish is reminiscent of the misty California coast and provides a beachy feel to a space. Other standard stains are Storm and Ember, but custom finishes can also be created. Lost Coast is also part of our recent Faux Sugi Ban Charcoal product collection. The wood is finished to resemble traditional Shou Sugi Ban but no actual burning takes place thus the mess is eliminated.
7. Lost Coast Weathered & Tinted gives this office a bold look
Sometimes you need a little color. Lost Coast is a great vehicle to obtain a painted patina look. The weathered planks are painted with a zero-VOC paint then lightly skip sanded to remove some of the paint revealing the wood underneath once again. The planks are then oiled resulting in colorful weathered paneling that can really brighten a space.
Above, you can see the electric blue that Wallaby Financial chose for their commissary area. The grain pattern and weathered nature of the wood still standout. While Lost Coast is beautiful all on its own, adding a splash of color creates a stunning appearance and can work as a branding tool as well.
8. Use surfaced redwood for a timeless appearance
Redwood is a beautiful wood with its auburn and burgundy tones intermixed with a bit of sapwood. Although the weathered face on Lost Coast is spectacular, at times a cleaner aesthetic is needed. Surfaced Lost Coast is one way to obtain that cleaner look with reclaimed wood. Surfaced Lost Coast offers the timeless look of redwood while also satisfying customer goals of choosing a sustainable material. All of the Lost Coast offerings are FSC certified Recycled 100%.
9. Lost Coast Siding
From TerraMai: A neighborhood communal building sports Lost Coast Siding
Lost Coast reclaimed wood siding gives the Cadence Park neighborhood communal center an authentic, natural and inviting aura. Exterior Wood Siding has been found to be more inviting and provide a homier sensibility which is exactly what a neighborhood center building should do.
10. Boost your brand message by printing on Lost Coast Paneling
From TerraMai: Eureka! emblazoned their branding on Lost Coast paneling
Today, creating an experience for building occupants and visitors is more important than ever. Experience design has become a bona fide design philosophy, and brands are looking for more ways to immerse people. One simple way to do that is by printing your brand directly onto wood. Lost Coast reclaimed wood can be laser etched or painted with a logo or slogan. This is the perfect opportunity to reinforce your brand and create a more cohesive experience for your guests.
Lost Coast is a fascinating material. With beautiful weathering, unique texture, incredible versatility and a sustainability story, it’s a textbook example of a great reclaimed wood. It can take on many different looks through stain, paint and texturing techniques or it’s pretty fantastic just how mother nature weathers it. Couple that with different milling options around thickness, width and profile, the installation possibilities become quite numerous. In 2015, Lost Coast was winner of Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards, Best of NeoCon – Gold for Wall Treatments, and HiP award for Workplace Wall Coverings but we have not stopped discovering new uses and applications for Lost Coast. Our latest product introduction is Shiplap 2.0.
We’d love to discuss all the Lost Coast possibilities with you and provide you with samples for your next project.