Current Project: Speakeasy

It’s been awhile since I’ve shown a project that wasn’t related to my Etsy shop in some way. I’ve been so busy running my own show that I haven’t had time for many other outside projects!  This was a postcard invitation that I got to design for the OKC Orchestra League’s Symphony Show House. Every year they do an “undecorated party” where people can view the current year’s decorator’s show house in its “before” state.   Simon is the chair this year for the party, and it will be housed in an absolutely gorgeous 1920s-era house in Heritage Hills.

Simon’s been working really hard on pulling it all together to make it better than ever before. Not only will there be a variety of ah-mazing silent auction items, but he’s managed to lure several local chefs (from restos like Ludivine, Rococo, Stella, etc.) into participating as well. I LOVE supporting local businesses, and we have some exceptional restaurants here, so it’ll be exciting to see how it comes together.

The goal of the invitation was to give the idea of a theme without going overboard cheezy. So often themes can get out of control! I wanted the invitation to express the feel of the 1920s without blatantly screaming “FLAPPERS!!!” It was fun to experiment with a variety of type styles to get just the right mix of vintage and modern.  For budget reasons, we went with a postcard design and included pertinent details on the reverse.

Get more info on the Symphony Show House & the Speakeasy party here at their site.