Image 1 is what i had first, obviously a bèta version of the design as this bar with buttons still needs to be designed / given layout.
Image 2 is my attempt at (re)designing it.
Image 3 is to explain further what i need, this bar will be used to display both a status, and display some buttons, this is why i started to align buttons on the right side of the bar, adding also a tabbed menu there.
Now problem is i really want to make this look neat, but i'm new to designing and have no idea how to make this work, as you can see obviously image 2 isn't really good for a finished product.
Any tips, visual design examples, redesigns, anything? would be greatly appreciated!