The nostalgic aesthetic has been a driving force of style decisions across industries—from the fashion-forward contemporary collections that draw inspiration from the 80s and 90s to design decisions for interior spaces that are meant to entice consumers by setting the mood through appearance.
Most recently, local studio Biasol incorporated nostalgic aesthetics into the design language of Billie Buoy—a Melbourne restaurant in the city's Essendon neighborhood. The firm focused on bringing about a "1980s character who was radical, hip, and a little offbeat." To do so, the designers vigorously studied the era and its pop culture. As a result, Billie Buoy is outfitted in a chic palette that singles out two main colors—blue and hot pink. Other elements that make fitting accents for the interior are the playful neon signs.
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