It has been said that beauty exists to give us hope. Nowhere is that more true than in the spaces that tell the stories of our daily lives—inside the family home, a unique hotel, or a favorite boutique shop. The beauty that fills these places brings light, pleasure, and joy to the stunning, simple, and even strange moments of our days. Sojournal is a magazine dedicated to capturing the beauty of such spaces, showing off unique and elegant interior designs.
Their web design provides its own elegant platform from which the magazine can present the finest luxury interiors and urban spaces. A bold, white backdrop fills most pages and reminds users of light cascading through full, open windows exhibited in the magazine’s pages. White fonts contrast against sharp slideshow images of homes, greenhouses, hotels, furniture, and art featured throughout the site. The feel is crisp, clean, and immersive.
Through the use of staggered text and image layouts titled with captivating headlines, the site design emphasizes the eclectic elegance of the magazine. Whether through interactive design aspects, quotations about art and nature, or pages describing the people behind design projects, this online magazine keeps a strong focus on connecting people to beauty.
Social media links are displayed at the end of some pages, and blog content helps tell the tales of designers, talent, and artistic spaces. Every page design pulls users into the experience and helps them truly feel the beauty of creative interiors on display.
A minimalistic scheme that relies on contrasting whites and blacks with subtle gray accents keeps the focus on photography throughout various site pages with a lot of material. Subtle design elements—like zoom effects on photos, delayed text reveals, or a large “S” logo that appears in between page clicks—provide a sense of consistency and movement.
Selecting from the vertical menu on the far right of the page leads users to a fuller navigation experience, with shortcuts to viewing spaces, trends, and other site selections. Backgrounds fade out to more immediately emphasize the selection choices, and a simple underlining feature highlights options as users hover.
Like the spaces people inhabit, Sojournal’s site is full of life, art, and beauty all throughout the journey.
Sojournal is an elegant website design in the Architecture, Entertainment and Luxury industries.