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America’s Original Source For Home Goods Bringing Our Best To You Since 1842!

Established in 1842 Hildreth’s is America’s first and the Hamptons largest in interior and exterior home furnishings and accessories.
Including the largest selection of indoor furniture Hildreth’s carries luxurious bedding, top of the line bath towels, spa essentials, housewares, candles and hostess gifts, table linens, baby cribs, children’s clothing, gifts and toys, area rugs, lamps & lamp shades and even sewing supplies.
With over 80,000 square feet in 3 convenient locations including East Hampton and Southampton Hildreth’s celebrates its 13th generation on the East End of Long Island and being in business since 1842.
Hildreth’s experienced sales staff, designers and decorators offer the best in customer service, the finest in quality products, all for an outstanding value…

Hildreth’s bringing our best to you since 1842.

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Established in 1842 Hildreth's Home Goods is America's oldest and the Hampton's Largest in interior and exterior home furnishings and accessories. You will find everything for any room in and around your house. In our Blog you can read about Home Decor & Design tips, and so much more. add your comments we would love to hear from you!

Rug Breeds

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Learn how to pick the right rug for your space with Annie Selke's rug breed guide. A detailed look at all our rug constructions, from cotton rugs to indoor / outdoor rugs, wool rugs and more!

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The Right Cotton Rug for you!

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Learn how to pick the right cotton rug for your space with this rug breed guide.

Flat Weave Cotton :

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FEATURES & BENEFITS: Durable construction; soft underfoot; lightweight, low profile, and often reversible.

WHERE TO USE: High- and low-traffic spaces; well-used family areas like hallways, bedrooms, and stairs.

HOW IT'S MADE: Cotton yarns make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven, basic-loom-weave rugs. Stripes and pattern run the length or width of the rug.

CARE:
•  Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best.
•  As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Do not cut the yarn; simply tuck and pull it back through the underside of the rug.
•  Small rugs may be hand washed gently in cold water; professional cleaning is recommended for larger area rugs.
•  Do not machine wash, bleach or tumble dry.

Woven Jacquard Cotton:

FEATURES & BENEFITS: Durable construction; soft underfoot; lightweight, low profile, and often reversible. WHERE TO USE: High- and low-traffic spaces; well-used family areas like hallways, bedrooms, and stairs. HOW IT'S MADE: Cotton yarns make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven, basic-loom-weave rugs. Stripes and pattern run the length or width of the rug. CARE: •  Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best. •  As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Do not cut the yarn; simply tuck and pull it back through the underside of the rug. •  Small rugs may be hand washed gently in cold water; professional cleaning is recommended for larger area rugs. •  Do not machine wash, bleach or tumble dry.

FEATURES & BENEFITS: Durable construction; soft underfoot; lightweight, low profile, and often reversible.

WHERE TO USE: High- and low-traffic spaces; well-used family areas like hallways, bedrooms, and stairs.

HOW IT'S MADE: Cotton yarns make up the warp and weft of these hand-woven, basic-loom-weave rugs. Stripes and pattern run the length or width of the rug.

CARE:
•  Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best.
•  As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Do not cut the yarn; simply tuck and pull it back through the underside of the rug.
•  Small rugs may be hand washed gently in cold water; professional cleaning is recommended for larger area rugs.
•  Do not machine wash, bleach or tumble dry.

Large Hook Cotton:

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FEATURES & BENEFITS: Cushy, springy feel; high profile, with an eye-catching looped construction.

WHERE TO USE: Their cushy and comfortable feel underfoot makes these rugs perfect for both living rooms and bedrooms.

HOW IT'S MADE: Woven from recycled jersey fabric with large hooks. Cotton canvas back, attached with latex.

CARE:
•  Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best.
•  As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Any loose loops can be trimmed flush with the rug pile without causing any damage.
•  For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.

Cotton /Viscose Woven Cotton :

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FEATURES & BENEFITS: Viscose-blend rugs offer the same lush feel underfoot as silk.

WHERE TO USE: The delicate fibers of viscose-blend rugs are best suited for low-traffic, gently used rooms only such as the office, master bedroom, or living room. Not suitable for homes with children and pets.

HOW IT'S MADE: A multi-step, intricate hands-on process, hand-loom knotted yarns are spun and dyed and hand-woven, then sheared by hand, giving a distressed look.

CARE:
•  Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best.
•  Avoid exposure to moisture of any kind, as this may cause permanent staining.
•  Using water of any kind on these rugs may cause damage.
•  For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning onl

Cotton Hand Knotted:

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FEATURES & BENEFITS: Plush feel; durable construction.

WHERE TO USE: This rug is an ideal backdrop for your master bedroom, family room, or dining room.

HOW IT'S MADE: Cotton and wool are first knotted and then sheared by hand, which creates a plush feel, unique mottled appearance, and excellent durability.

CARE:
•  Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best.
•  Some shedding may occur with all hand-knotted rugs. Use a low setting when vacuuming to minimize shedding If shedding still occurs, professional cleaning can help remove loose fibers.
•  For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.

Cotton Chenille:

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FEATURES & BENEFITS: Soft and plush; low profile, reversible.

WHERE TO USE: Low- to medium-traffic areas, such as guest rooms, hallways, and home offices.

HOW IT'S MADE: A combination of cotton and cotton chenille gives these woven rugs their plush look and feel. The dye is hand pressed onto piles of yarn in a striped pattern, and the dyed yarn is then spun onto cones for weaving, where it makes up the warp of these basic-loom- weave rugs. The dyed portions of the yarn are staggered on the warp to create the pattern.

CARE:
•  Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake will keep these rugs looking their best.
•  As woven rugs settle, a stray piece of yarn may pop up. This is perfectly normal. Do not cut the yarn; simply tuck and pull it back through the underside of the rug.
•  For bigger messes, we recommend professional cleaning only.

Want to know how to make a bed like a luxury hotel?

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1. EURO SHAM

The Euro Sham, often referred to as a Square Sham, is a large decorative covering finished with flanges around all four edges and a tuck flap in the back. Two large (26x 26) Euro Shams are typically placed at the back of the bed behind the shams and sets the backdrop for the bed. Euro Shams are sold individually and are designed to fit with our Euro pillow fillers.

2. SHAM

A decorative pillow covering with flanges around all four edges and tuck flap in the back. Available in standard (used for queen bedding) and king sizes.

3. Pillowcase

A functional pillow covering with an opening on one side to easily insert and remove pillow and used for sleeping pillows. Pillowcases are available in standard (used for our standard and queen pillow fillers) and king sizes.

4. Decorative Pillow

A Decorative Pillow, also referred to as a Cushion, is a square pillow with a button, flap or zip closure and without flanges around the edges. The Decorative Pillow often sits as the centerpiece of the bed. Use for a pop of color or pattern to your bed.

5. Sheet Set

A bed linen ensemble consisting of bottom sheet, top sheet and either two shams or pillowcases. Bottom Sheets come fitted (unless otherwise noted) with elasticized corners for a snug fit around the mattress. Top Sheets are flat sheets that are placed on top of your fitted sheet and beneath your duvet cover and/or light quilt.

6. Duvet Cover

Enveloping the comforter/filler, the Duvet Cover is an ornamental top of the bed covering, finished with buttons for closure.  Often the focal point of your bed, a Duvet Cover in an all-over jacquard brings color and interest into the bedroom.

7. Light Quilt

The lightest layer on the bed the Light Quilt is fashioned in embroidered cotton or mixed silk jacquard, providing decorative texture, warmth and comfort.  Light Quilts add a hint of opulence to the bedding ensemble. In warmer climates, these precious pieces can take the place of heavier duvets.

8. Bedspread

Layered underneath the duvet cover and also known as a coverlet, the Bedspread, rests over the top sheet and reaches to the floor. The Bedspread is often used as the sleeping blanket if the duvet is turned down for the night.  Choose a contrasting color that coordinates back to your duvet cover and fold the duvet cover three-quarters of the way down on the bed to showcase the piece and create an enchanting layered effect.

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The beauty you desire the performance you require.

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The beauty you desire the performance you require. Introducing Kid Proof Fabrics

Kid Proof was created with the modern family in mind. Having to sacrifice what you really want because of sticky fingers, crayons, or an occasional spilled glass of juice is now a thing of the past.

Kid Proof offers the largest selection of performance fabrics in the market with a focus on durability, cleanability and beauty.

Stain Resistant

All Kid Proof fabrics inherently resist virtually all stains and spills. Treat stains quickly by first blotting the trouble area with a clean damp cloth which in most cases will remove the majority of the stain.

Durable Construction

All Kid Proof fabrics meet and exceed Industry standards for durability. They are constructed to meet high wearability standards, combining durable fibers and heavy duty construction.

Liquid Repellancy

*Some Kid Proof fabrics are designed to repel liquids. The occasional spilled glass of juice or coffee will simply bead and puddle up on the surface allowing you to hand blot with a clean cloth.

Odor Resistance

*Some Kid Proof fabrics are designed with Silver Ion Technology which helps resist microbial development thus inhibiting odor causing bacteria.

UV & Fade Resistance

*Some Kid Proof fabrics are saturated with highly UV stable pigments providing the ultimate protection towards the degrading effects of sunlight. Consider this if your furniture will be exposed to high levels of ultraviolet sunlight because all fabrics have the potential to fade under these conditions.

Upholstery pilling

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A pill is a small ball of fibers that form on the face of a piece of fabric.  It is caused by abrasion on the surface of the fabric, and is considered an unsightly occurrence on furniture.

What causes pilling?

Loose fibers have a natural tendency to move to the surface of a piece of fabric, where they are subject to friction, which causes them to twist together into small balls.  Fibers that are still secured to the fabric are also twisted into the ball, so that the pill is secured to the surface of the material.

Friction is caused in the normal course of people using the furniture, rubbing against the surface of the fabric.  Laundering also causes friction – washing machines agitate fabric, causing the surfaces to rub together.

Pilling is more noticeable on man-made fibers.  This is mainly because natural fabrics shed loose fibers easily and less noticeably, while man-made fibers are notoriously strong, so the pills are anchored strongly to the fabric.

Should I send the fabric back?

It is important to note that pilling is not a fabric defect or fault, and is not covered under warranty.  It can be compared to the shedding experienced when purchasing new carpet – think about the way carpet behaves when newly installed, as there are constantly new loose fibers coming to the surface over the first few months of use.  This is completely normal and will reduce once the excess fibers are gone.

Consumers are sometimes concerned that pilling means that the fabric is wearing away and disintegrating – this is not the case.  Pilling is a normal occurrence caused by wear and tear, and does not affect the durability or functionality of the fabric.  It is easily removable.

How do I remove pilling?

The quickest and most cost effective approach is to use a battery operated pill shaver to remedy the situation.  These small, cheap appliances are available in most sewing stores or online.  A pill comb is also effective, and performs the same task manually.

If pilling reoccurs, it can simply be shaved off again.  This may occur several times, but the pilling will diminish and eventually cease once the excess fibers are removed.

 Can I buy fabric that doesn’t pill?

Since all fabrics will pill to some extent, the possibility of it happening should not be a main concern when choosing an upholstery fabric.

However, there are fabrics that are less likely to pill.  Some are treated or coated during the manufacturing process to adhere excess fiber to the surface of the fabric.  Some are also put through a singeing process, which quickly burns the excess surface fibers away.

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Smooth, tightly woven fabrics and fabrics made from tightly twisted yarns are less likely to pill, because the fibers are held tightly in the cloth.

When a fabric is made from more than one fiber type, where one fiber is strong and one is weak (for example, poly cotton) pilling will be more noticeable, because the weaker fiber wears and breaks, while the stronger fiber holds the pills to the cloth.

 Ultimately, if you notice that your furniture is developing pills, don’t be alarmed.  It is easily remedied and does not mean your furniture is made of poor quality fabric.

Modern or Contemporary: What's the Difference?

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For the majority of us, describing an interior style as modern or contemporary can be fraught with confusion, especially if you're not aware of the differences between the two.  Who would? Unless you've studied some form of art, history or culture, chancesare you hear the word modern and the word contemporary and think it's one in the same. 

In a nutshell, one term relates to a historic design movement, and the other is an adjective used to define a style.  The emphasis really lies in whether we use the word "modern" or "Modern" as well, just to throw another spanner in the works.  So I want to help break it all down a little, look at some comparisons through iconic furniture pieces and make the concept of the two a little more palatable.  The next time you walk into that designer furniture showroom, you'll be talking the talk and making well-informed decisions. 

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Buying a Sofa

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You may have an idea of what you like when you begin to shop for a sofa.  There are many things to consider however before making that purchase, as many options exist as well as many price ranges.

Cushions may come in foam, down, down wrap/down blend, there are also alternatives to down, cushions may have coils/springs.  Back pillows can be attached, semi-attached, scattered.  construction can be drop in coil units, or 8 to 10 way hand tied.  Softer cushions may seat you closer to the ground causing you to have to pull yourself up and out of a sofa, where firmer cushions tend to seat you higher.  Depths (seat from front to back) vary with sofas, taller people are usually comfortable in deeper seating.  There are slipcovers you can choose, skirted sofas, non -skirted, upholstered sofas, even collage sofas.  Order a contrast welt for a different look, or 5" fringe for a more traditional dramatic effect. 

Stop in, play musical chairs, let us assess your needs and help you find what suits you best. 

All About Outdoor Fabrics

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ALL ABOUT OUTDOOR FABRICS

The technology of outdoor fabrics has advanced exponentially in the last 10-15 years, as has the variety of colors, textures and patterns available.  The range of top-quality outdoor fabrics is bewildering, and many of the new fabrics look and feel like indoor fabrics. In fact, many people are now using outdoor fabrics for their indoor spaces, to take advantage of the resistance to fading and stains. 

Do outdoor fabrics really live up to the claim of being UV, stain, and mildew resistant? 

Absolutely – and they do a lot more than that.

At Hildreths we have many sources for beautiful outdoor fabrics:

Beacon Hill

Charlotte fabrics

Chella

Duralee

Fabricut

Kravet

Lee Jofa

Maxwell

Norbar

Ralph Lauren

Robert Allen

Scalamandre

Schumacher

Silverstate

Stroheim

Stout

Thibaut

Trivantage

Trend

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What are Revolution Performance Fabrics®?

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What are Revolution Performance Fabrics®?

Revolution Performance Fabrics® are virtually unstainable, easy to clean, EXTREMELY DURABLE, yet beautiful and SOFT while also resistant to fading from the sun. 

Revolution Performance Fabrics® are MADE IN THE USA at our FAMILY OWNED factory in North Carolina. 

The base yarns for Revolution are made within 200 miles of our factory, and processed by us using PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY. This yarn technology sets Revolution apart. 

Revolution Performance Fabrics® are also the GREENEST UPHOLSTERY FABRICS available because they have the least negative impact on the planet (Source:Higg Index)

Unlike other performance brands, Revolution Performance Fabrics® use NO PFC CHEMICALS. The safety of PFC chemicals is being questioned by many governments and scientific organizations (Link to EPA WARNING). Revolution Performance Fabrics® contain no formaldehyde, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, or flame retardant chemicals.

Where can I buy Revolution Performance Fabrics®?

Revolution Performance Fabrics® are available on furniture made in North America, and can be purchased from many QUALITY upholstery retailers. If you are interested in cut yardage please visit our online shop to see what is available. Don't see exactly what you are looking for be sure check out a fabric retailer near you.

How are Revolution Performance Fabrics® so stain resistant?

OLEFIN, also known as POLYPROPYLENE, is a unique material because it is totally inert… that’s why milk jugs are made from Olefin. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are made from Olefin yarn that is SOLUTION DYED by mixing pigments in the liquid polymer. The color becomes an integral component of the yarn—That is why it’s VIRTUALLY UNSTAINABLE.

How do I clean Revolution Performance Fabrics®?

Revolution fabrics can be cleaned with almost any household cleaner—even pure bleach will not damage our fabric. Most stains can be blotted and cleaned with just water, but we recommend mixing some BLEACH in the solution to kill any bacteria that might grow. Whatever cleaning product you use, it is important to thoroughly RINSE the fabric with clean water and allow the fabric to AIR DRY.

Are Revolution Performance Fabrics® machine washable?

NO. Machine washing is not necessary and could damage the fabric if done improperly. Revolution Performance Fabrics® should be SPOT CLEANED per the cleaning
instructions.

Are Revolution Plus Performance Fabrics® machine washable?

YES. Revolution Plus® should be washed on the DELICATE CYCLE with cold water accompanied with laundry detergent and bleach. After the wash is complete, dry your fabric on LOW HEAT for 10 minutes. Since,  Olefin yarn absorbs no water, that should be plenty of time to completely dry your fabric. 
*Only wash and dry on low heat. Exposure to high temperatures will damage Olefin.

Can I iron Revolution Performance Fabrics® or Revolution Plus Performance Fabrics®?

NO. Exposure to high temperatures will damage Olefin. 

What Is the Difference Between Bonded & Top Grain Leather Sofas?

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Just because the tag in the furniture store has the word "leather" on it does not mean a sofa's upholstery is a quality, all-natural material. Not all grades of leather, or terms with "leather" in the title, are created equally, which is why a bonded leather sofa is often far less expensive than top-grain leather.

Top Grain

Top-grain leather means leather that has been made from the top or outermost layer of cowhide. Full-grain leather is a top-grain leather that shows all its natural grain and is the most natural. If labeled as top-grain but not full-grain, the leather may be sanded or buffed out to reduce blemishes. It is not as processed as some other forms of leather, however. Top-grain leather is soft and shows natural character. A slightly lower quality top-grain leather is called corrected leather, which may be chemically treated or textured for a more uniform appearance. Corrected leather is durable but not as soft as standard top-grain leather.

Bonded Leather

"Bonded leather" indicates the material contains a small amount of leather in the material. This would be akin to using the term "wood" for pressed wood, which is made from sawdust and wood scraps combined with binding agents. Bonded leather is actually polyurethane on the exposed surface, followed by a thin layer of fabric with bits of leather scraps fused onto it. The inner fabric holds the structure together. Bonded leather is not as strong or as durable as true leather.