Behind the Scenes: A Custom Menu for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Garden Of Eden Gala

Earlier this year, the lovely Danielle Walish and Jessica Stambaugh of interior design studio, Decorative Traces, asked me to illustrate and hand-letter a menu and place cards for their table at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's annual gala. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a 121-year old settlement house in New York, offering human services to 20,000 people a year. 

Each design studio hosting a table at the luncheon, was charged with creating a table inspired by the event's Garden of Eden theme. Danielle and Jessica developed a lush, tropical direction for their table, infused with vibrant greens, watery and dark blues, and touches of gold. 

Here are some behind the scenes images of my sketches, color palette, final menu and place cards, for their tropical table design. 

Happy Thursday, friends!

The color palette

The color palette

Sketches of the menu front and back

Sketches of the menu front and back

The final menu and place card designs

The final menu and place card designs