Welcome to our Studio Restyle series! We get that it can be tricky to picture your brand when you’re trying to pick a template, so we’re creating a series of restyles to help spark your inspiration! We’ll share links to everything we use for each restyle — which means you might see some affiliate links, too.
We’re so excited to share some of our favorite resources and style inspirations with you! We’ll be sending out a few restyles a month and hope you always feel free to reply with questions and ideas of your own!
For this week’s template restyle, we took a look at our Rocky Mountains Template and crafted a FRESH & FUN take for a party planning company, which you can check out below!
TEMPLATE: ROCKY MOUNTAINS
We started with our Rocky Mountains Template, a magical, minimal template set up to feature your photos, whatever business you run. We kept our colors pretty neutral, similar to the colors in the template, but adjusted the tones a bit to highlight the bright greens and reds in the photos.
PHOTOS: NATHAN DUMLAO ON UNSPLASH
While I usually lean towards this photographer’s royalty-free travel photos (all available for free on Unsplash), I was immediately obsessed with this handful of photos he uploaded from a fun wedding ceremony. I mean, a disco ball? Coca-cola vending machine? Gorgeous greens and boho reds? They were such a fun set of photos to play around with so I could bring a sense of warmth and free-spirited fun to this site mockup. If you’re working on building your portfolio, a few well-placed stock photos can help to set the right tone on your site to attract your ideal clients.
FONTS: MOONSTONE BRUSH SCRIPT & CABIN
To balance the fonts for this mockup, I started with Cabin, which is a free (and usually already-included) font that adds the tiniest bit of flair without standing out on its own. I like keeping most body fonts simple and easy to read so they don’t distract from the content. For the accent/header font, I went with a super fun script font that’s still easy to read – the Moonstone Brush Script. Even though it’s only used in a handful of places on the homepage, it keeps the otherwise pretty minimal layout feeling fun and fresh.
GRAPHICS: BEST FRIEND COLLECTION
To add a bit more personality to this restyle, I pulled graphics from the Best Friends Collection on Creative Market. It’s a surprisingly versatile collection of png images with shapes, flowers, branches, and some cute pups and people, too. I didn’t want my choice to overwhelm the photos but instead add a touch of hand-crafted charm to the design.
I hope the photos, elements, and templates we used help inspire your own website restyle! We’re totally rooting for you.