Button tufting gets a modern update in this California breakfast room. Striped fabric on the chair back and throw pillows is a nice visual tie-in, and a lampshade-style pendant is stylish and functional. The dark wooden table provides a nice contrast to the light, neutral color palette and gray walls.
Rebar is highlighted as a design feature in this unique fireplace and repeated in other elements throughout the home. The lighting through the pattern casts dramatic shadows across the textured golden walls. The pocketing glass doors disappear at the touch of a button to create a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.
Old knit sweaters and men's flannel shirts that have been retired from your wardrobe can be given new life again as throw pillows. This trio of repurposed apparel includes a cable-knit sweater as well as a pinstriped button-up and a woodsy plaid flannel.
Bring a festive touch to your tabletop or kitchen with a snowflake tea towel. Add white thread to a needle and mark a snowflake silhouette to the fabric using a marker or chalk, then use the needle to secure the buttons directly along the traced silhouette.
Wouldn't you love to cook in this kitchen? This chic, contemporary kitchen features cappuccino-stained alder cabinets, quartz slab counters, stone and glass linear mosaic backsplash, gas range with a downdraft that rises with the push of a button, floating shelves and plenty of natural light. What's not to love?
A curved, modular, button-tufted settee serves as a roomy banquette in this contemporary dining space. Striped fabric on the chair back and throw pillows is a nice visual tie-in, and a lampshade-style pendant is stylish and functional. A dark circular table provides good contrast against the light color scheme while complimenting the shape of the settee.
A white painted headboard with turned posts in a room with palm-green walls brings a cottage feel to this room. Brown buttons on the menswear inspired throw pillow picks up the color of the brown bedspread and a tropical print pillow brings a touch of the islands.
Here's a fun holiday decoration the kids will love helping you craft. Just glue yarn to inexpensive foam topiary forms then add buttons in assorted colors and sizes. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions and check out 40 more holiday kids' crafts.
Ethereal artwork mounted on a mirrored wall lends an air of mystery to this Hollywood Regency bedroom, literally nestled into the Hollywood Hills. The upholstered bed has a silky sheen that's shown to advantage on the button-tufted headboard. A faux fur throw at the foot of the bed combines with other textures to create a space that is rich, layered and interesting.
Superlight SpareOne is an emergency mobile phone that never needs charging. It’s powered by a single AA battery and holds a charge for 15 years. A large button allows for one-touch dialing to 911, while a panic siren and SOS torchlight can help rescuers find you.
A pair of traditional armchairs anchors this sitting room with graceful lines. The velvety upholstery is luxurious without being drab, while the dark navy hue picks up the navy accent color in the traditional rug. The chairs are full of character thanks to the nail head trim and button detail.
Conserving water in the landscape starts with re-thinking the ways you use and apply water to plantings. Trade in a non-adjustable oscillating sprinkler for one that offers multiple watering patterns. By sliding levers or pushing buttons, adjustable sprinklers let you direct water to where it’s needed—and avoid wasteful runoff.
On one side of the sink, a miniature antique chest holds hairpins and rings to keep the area tidy. Salve jars, a porcelain cold cream jar and a vintage dish filled with antique buttons finish off the space. Author Susan Sully says that the lids on these jars are probably made of Bakelite, an early plastic that is now a collectible.
This great room features a glass wall that offers sweeping lake views. Instead of using steel as a structural support, the wall is supported by stacked glass, similar to an urban skyscraper. An automated cabinet above the fireplace opens at the click of a button to reveal the TV. Meanwhile, ceiling beams and warm wood finishes give a nod to the home's Mediterranean design.
Metallic plaster continues from the master bath into the master bedroom of this Mediterranean-inspired luxury estate. A cut stone fireplace adds elegance and warmth to the spacious room. Stone columns on either side of the bed support an arch outfitted with recessed reading lights. Draperies open and close with a button to block light for sleeping or reveal views from the tall windows during the day.
Put a playful spin on classic game taxidermy with silhouette pop art. Paint the surface of the cardboard backing in a picture frame, then trace the silhouette of a buck head to the backing with a pencil. Cover the traced silhouette with colorful buttons, fastening them in place with hot glue.
Not only is the color of kitchen cabinets changing — hardware manufacturers, like Blum, are changing the way cabinet doors and drawers function. These hydraulic, easy-close doors fold up and out of the way with the touch of a button making them perfect for kitchens where space is an issue. Image courtesy of Blum
iRecorder is a dead ringer for a Reagan-era cassette deck, but instead of a tape, you pop in your iPhone and use it as a speaker. The play/pause, rewind and fast forward buttons have the touch and function of the original, so bring on the Depeche Mode.