Design, uninterrupted #14

April 14th, 2010

Today’s post highlights the design of Set in a soothing beige theme, it uses a pervasive and consistent illustration motive that starts with vintage chandeliers in the header, continues with framed section in the main area and is completed with a full furniture set that frames the footer contents. The vintage tone set by the color scheme is reinforced by using tapestry background texture and antique look of chandeliers, furniture and wall hangings. Note how the davenport and the chest add depth to the footer section by using shadows and lighting. Vignette separators and borders in the main area complete the overall look. The main section has a lot of whitespace around the elements, and features a simple and strong two-column grid that aligns well with the main header navigation menu.