The Vine Inn Davis Website

New website design for The Vine Inn Davis boutique hotel located in downtown Davis, CA.

Project Brief

The Vine Inn Davis is a hotel located in Davis, CA, located within walking distance of the UC Davis college campus. The property was undergoing an extensive remodel and needed a new website. The Vine Inn upon arrival had only a single page of content and absolutely no branding other than a logo.

Project Team

  • Jacob McAdam: Visual Designer and Content Developer
  • Moe Himed: Website Developer

Project Type
Website Project
Project Timeline
Skills & Tools

Design Research & Iteration

Since the website was being created while the hotel was undergoing remodel, a lot of our reference images were computer generated. From this we were still able to extract color schemes and a sense of atmosphere.

Mood Boards
Color and typography exploration

Starting with a basic wireframe, the design was built up over iterations. Each version tied in various placeholders until we gained an understanding of how to arrange content and thus—what content would need to be acquired for the final website build-out.

Website wireframes

Final Design

The final website design used cool, warm, and neutral colors. The banner displayed various locations around Davis, CA. A booking toolbar within the banner made it easy for guests to make their reservations right on the website.

Home page design
Rooms page design
Destinations page design


With the mockups complete I was able to deliver them to the developer who built out the website into a functioning WordPress website.

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Portrait of Jacob McAdam
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