Wednesday, February 18, 2015

January Customer Photo Winner

by Julie

Happy New Year!  We have had quite a few pictures that were sent in for our photo contest and a lot of great ones.  Looks like you've all been busy at work.  Congratulations to Dana for your spectacular picture and use of your Custom Design.

Wall Quotes™ decals can be put on so many other things and not just walls.  Love this quote!  The sea shells complete it.  We have our designers that are on live chat and would be more then happy to assist you with all your upcoming projects.  

We're always looking for those photos to be sent in so we can enter you into our monthly photo contest.  We pick a new winner each month and award a $50 gift certificate.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Meet the Team - Hayden

What you don't see so much on the website and our blog are the hardworking guys in production who make things happen.  Without them, our little family business just wouldn't work and we appreciate all they do so very much.  So today, we get to introduce one of our best production team members.

Birthday? April 4

Favorite Color? Black

Favorite Food? Pizza

Favorite Book? Lord of the Rings

Favorite Sports Team? St. Louis Cardinals & Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite Wall Quotes™ decal? Take the road less traveled (find it here).

Why? It reminds me that I am an individually unique person.

What are you in charge of at Belvedere Designs? Day to day production function.  I make sure orders go out on time and in perfect condition.

What's your favorite thing about working here?  Everyone in the office is nice and easy to get along with; the work is constantly motivating me to do my very best everyday. [Hayden is uber reliable - when we need a job done, we count on Hayden to get it done - love that]

What do you do when you're not making crazy awesome Wall Quotes™ decals at Belvedere Designs? Playing video games, watching baseball, riding ATVs, discovering new music artists.

Seriously, Hayden is a go getter.  He stays late and comes early, puts his head down and gets it done.  We love that kind of attitude on the team and he's a great git-r-done kind of guy.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Meet the Team - Craig

These days, if you call our customer service number, you're likely to talk to one of our newest recruits, Craig.  He's our go-to guy for guy designs (think man cave and jeep stickers and teenage boy decals).  He's also an artist in his off time and has a whole collection of original artwork he's always working on.  But let's have him give you the details:  

Birthday? Jan 14

Favorite Color? Green

Favorite Food? Chinese, Mexican, Pizza

Favorite Book? Comic Books (my favorite is Batman Hush)

Favorite Wall Quotes™ decal? Any one of the decals found on [with stickers for every adventure, this is a work in progress but coming soon!].

Why? I really love the outdoors and extreme sports and these decals are right up my alley.

What are you in charge of at Belvedere Designs? Designing custom quotes and decals for customers as well as all the decal designs for

What's your favorite thing about working here?  My passion is design and anything to do with creativity or problem-solving.  I also really love working with Adobe Illustrator.

What do you do when you're not making crazy awesome Wall Quotes™ decals at Belvedere Designs? At home I spend time with my wife [Craig is a newlywed!  He and his wife were married Fall 2014]; we watch movies and play video games, and feed our hedgehog Gus.  I also do my own artwork at home and run a custom art business called Bones n' Brushes.

Craig's got a great eye for design (especially the boy-ish kind) and is a great addition to our team.  Give us a call sometime and chat him up (grin).

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On Trend: Quirky Eyeglass Accents

by Raelene

I wear glasses (part of me feels like that's a confession - ha!).  When I was young, it was the bane of my existence.  Perhaps it's because I grew up in a very small town and the selections were slim to none, but I feel like the fashion world has finally shown mercy on us weaker-eyed specimens (some even aspire to be us - you've seen that right?  Models and super chic peeps sporting glasses just because).  Whatever it is, I'm seeing more and more cute glasses.  And I feel encouraged to change my glasses like I change my outfits.  Sweeeet.  In fact, Nicole at Making it Lovely often includes a pair of glasses in her style posts like this one or this one.  So fun.

In any case, I was doing a little browsing the other day - for bookends, actually, and came across these darling little owls.  Serious love.  And the best thing about them?  The glasses.  So it got me to thinking and scouring and searching.  And I've put together a fun little round up of great quirky accessories featuring eyeglasses, big and small, retro and contemporary.

Mint Owl Bookend and Eyglasses Holder
Can't get over those glasses.  Goodness.

Daisy Place Tray (for your glasses and keys, obviously) from Kate Spade
PS - watch the little video, The Waiting Game with Anna Kendrick, 
featured on their home page right now.  So cute.

Retro Glasses Beige Linen Cushion Long
Retro Glasses Linen Cushion from Acacia Design.  If my husband would allow a pillow to share real estate on his reading chair, this would be it.  Just sayin'.

Such a fun accent in any room - but perhaps especially for a reading nook, eh?

Sadly, no longer availalbe.  But think of the DIY possibilities - now that's quirky.

Speaking of DIY, MetalandMud has a great tutorial on how to make these darling His and Her Glasses Pillowcases or, if you're not feeling super crafty, you can buy them in her Etsy store.  Perfect.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Decals Around the Home

 Is anybody else wondering where October went? It seems like in a blink of an eye Fall arrived, and, from the looks of the weather we've been having here in Virginia, is here to stay. The good news, though, is that Belvedere Designs has a plethora of lovely decals to get your home ready for the upcoming holidays. The best part? All of these decals can easily take your decor through the holidays and into the New Year. Let's take a look at some of my favorites...

Our Always Be Thankful Wall Quotes™ Decal is absolutely stunning in gold, or get it in any of our 45 colors to match your decor. 

Give Thanks! A simple sentiment and the perfect reminder to be grateful for all that we have.

Featuring a darling leaf and acorn design, our Give Thanks Wall Quotes™ decal is the ideal decor piece for a dining room, kitchen or living space!

Visit our site for more Thanksgiving inspiration--including our newest seasonal Art Prints!