An Australian Oceanic Boutique Hotel Room

Traditional typography in Australian oceanic boutique hotel room

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Traditionally there are two main types of font or typography mainly used in Australian Oceanic bedroom design. Strong, bold, big, simple, capital lettering, and small lettering, frilly, lazy texts. Century Gothic is the name of the text in picture 1, the unbold type and is very unique in its origin. Its design starts from Sol Hess’s Twentieth Century, which was drawn between 1937 and 1947 for the Lanston Monotype Company. Century Gothic was then redrawn to be metrically identical to the popular Avant Garde Gothic, designed by Herb Lubalin, and released by the International Typeface Corporation (ITC) in 1970. The second typography used in picture 2 is called Mistral. Mistral is a casual script typeface designed by Roger Excoffon for the Fonderie Olive type foundry, and released in 1953.

Colour palette in traditional Australian boutique oceanic hotel room

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In Australia, we have our own unique beach-house style because we are an island country so naturally there are no neighbouring countries touching our borders. We have used a style that works for us taking into account our seasons and the extrme weather we have here. Going from early cottages scattered along our coastline to contemporary headland homes. But in this blog i am focusing on the history or early colours. We take a look at our laid-back and carefree Aussie beach house.

Aussie beach house colours are usually muted, natural shades of soft grey, sandy yellow, bleached white, pastel green, dusty blue and woody brown reflecting their coastal surrounds. Think of the ocean, dune grasses, sun and sand; these should be your inspiration. Like i have shown above in picture 6.

Adding chalky white details to windows and doors. Bring in stronger accent colours with beach towels, pot plants, chairs and even a surfboard.

 

  1. https://wanelo.com/shop/ocean-wave-decals-for-bedroom-wall
  2. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1030293/list/typography-makes-itself-at-home
  3. http://www.vogue.com.au/vogue+living/interiors/galleries/21+dreamy+bedrooms+to+inspire+a+makeover,36604
  4. http://www.houzz.com.au/photos/beach-style/bedroom-photos
  5. http://fairnessfoundation.org/31078-beach-style-bedroom-furniture-australia/
  6. https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-only-hayman-island-australia/accommodation/beach-house
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