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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!

The Hamptons

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From Montauk to Westhampton Beach - this original design celebrates The Hamptons, New York in exquisite detail.

 

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This pillow is entirely HAND embroidered on light tea-colored 100% organic cotton. Amazingly it can take up to one week to embroider one pillow! It is also unique in nature since each artisan incorporates a certain flair and signature to his/her work. Accented with blue & white ticked piping.

  • Each pillow takes about a week to create by HAND.
  • Embroidery is done by experienced and talented artisans who are paid fairly and treated well.
  • The art is embroidered on 100% organic cotton.
  • As many as 30 colors of thread are used to create the rich and textural design.

 

Indoor Outdoor Rugs

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Looking for an area rug that can stand up to foot (and paw) traffic in both your indoor and outdoor spaces? Shop our selection of indoor / outdoor rugs in a variety of hues for any décor style. Our Polypropylene and PET—an environmentally friendly choice as they’re created from recycled plastic bottles— woven rugs are made of washable, durable fibers making them perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.

Put A Rug Down

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Put a rug down. It may seem simple, but dressing up the floor plane by adding an outdoor rug that picks up the color of your home or the colors used in the surrounding landscape can transform an OK space into an “oh boy!” space. An outdoor rug works double duty by softening the hardscape and pulling the scene together.

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Put Away The Heavy Bedding & Blankets

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While springtime is traditionally the season for cleaning and clearing out clutter, summer is a great opportunity to go deeper and tackle the more DIY-oriented tasks around the home. The following tips and makeover ideas will help give your home a summer spruce-up, without breaking the bank.

Swap Out Heavy Bedding & Blankets.

 Seashells—what Lulu DK calls “the ocean’s amazing gift”—get pared down and abstracted in this new coastal design. Woven and printed in Italy on our Luca 500 thread count Egyptian cotton percale, Capri boasts rich indigo imagery with highlights of azure for a chic painterly effect.

Seashells—what Lulu DK calls “the ocean’s amazing gift”—get pared down and abstracted in this new coastal design. Woven and printed in Italy on our Luca 500 thread count Egyptian cotton percale, Capri boasts rich indigo imagery with highlights of azure for a chic painterly effect.

Live Natural

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Live Natural.

A great way to add the sought-after “beachy feel” to any home, is to bring in pieces crafted from natural fibers. This creates a truly rustic yet elegant summer atmosphere. Here are a few of our favorite pieces featuring natural, beach house-friendly details:

 Now create an enlightened spot for all your little treasures with the Keepsake table lamp. Simply remove the large cork and fill with buttons, shells, silk flowers or other trinkets to create a home accent that speaks to your personality.

Now create an enlightened spot for all your little treasures with the Keepsake table lamp. Simply remove the large cork and fill with buttons, shells, silk flowers or other trinkets to create a home accent that speaks to your personality.

 These jute rugs by Dash and Albert create a rustic home where you can take root. From plaids and stripes to geometric patterns, these rugs handmade with eco-friendly jute and dyes are a natural focal point in any room.

These jute rugs by Dash and Albert create a rustic home where you can take root. From plaids and stripes to geometric patterns, these rugs handmade with eco-friendly jute and dyes are a natural focal point in any room.

 Add a dash of organic texture to your favorite spaces with this braided rope pouf. Made of durable, eco-friendly recycled polyester (PET), it's ideal for extra, space-saving seating, as an ottoman, or as an accent table.

Add a dash of organic texture to your favorite spaces with this braided rope pouf. Made of durable, eco-friendly recycled polyester (PET), it's ideal for extra, space-saving seating, as an ottoman, or as an accent table.

Summer Home Spruce Up Tips

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In honor of the gorgeous weather, we are drawing interior inspiration from the outdoors! Spring is the perfect time to liven up your home and bring the warm, breezy, summertime feeling indoors.

Throw open the windows, pull back the curtains, and let there be light. Losing the blinds, especially during daylight hours, will make your living space feel bright and open for the season.

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How to Place a Rug in a Room

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Before you start looking at new area rugs (or reimagining the placement of old ones) take the full length and width measurements of the entire room, then the length and width of measurements of the area you’re trying to define—for instance, a seating area with a coffee table and chairs, or a bed with a pair of nightstands.  This will help you determine the size of rug you’ll need to pull together different spaces within the room. Then follow these tried-and-true decorating recommendations:

Living Room

1. Choose an area rug that’s big enough to fit underneath all furniture. This is especially helpful (and impressive) in large living rooms, to keep the proportions similar and avoid the look of “floating” furniture. Some designers go by the 18-inch rule, leaving approximately this much bare floor between the edges of the rug and the walls, but we think you can go even smaller, particularly in smaller rooms.

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2. Go for a rug that’s large enough to rest under the front legs of all major furniture—sofa, love seat, armchairs. We love this look, which instantly unifies seating areas, in most living rooms. If the room is divided into two seating area, you can get even more creative. Just use the same under-the-front legs arrangement, but pick two different rugs in the same color palette.

3. Avoid the “postage stamp.” These area rugs—typically 3’ x 5’ and smaller—can accommodate a coffee table and maybe the legs of an armchair, but nothing else, and wind up looking wildly out of proportion. That said, if you have a small rug—say, a vintage flea-market find—that you’d like to show off as an accent, try layering it on top of a larger one that follows either of the two rules above, and offset the small rug at an angle so it stands out.

Dining Room

We adhere to a single rule in the dining room: the area rug should be centered under the dining table, and should be wide enough and long enough that the chairs stay on the rug even when pushed back.

Kitchen

Many people prefer a 2’ x 3’ area rug in front of the sink or island (or both), and we like this arrangement just fine. But if we have our druthers, we’ll always go for a longer runner between the island and sink, or in front of any long expanses of cabinets.

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Bedroom

1. Find an area rug that can fit comfortably underneath the bed and extend at least a foot from either side; any less will cause the rug to look dwarfed by the furniture. Basically, you want your feet to hit the rug when you slide out of bed in the morning, and ideally your nightstand will fit on top, as well.

2. Measure the width of the bed, and place a smaller rug at the foot. We prefer a rug that extends several inches past the edges of the bed, as seen here, but you can also get one that fits the dimension more closely. Just don’t go smaller than the bed’s width, or the rug will look like a doormat.

Bathroom

In most baths, you have two options: either place the area rug in front of the vanity/sink, or in front of the tub. That’s exactly what you see here, with the added visual flourish of layering two indoor/outdoor rugs of different sizes on top of each other. How fun is that?

Snuggle Worthy Textiles

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As chillier months approach, there’s nothing better than changing up décor to make our homes warmer, cozier and more inviting. Two of our favorite snuggle-worthy textiles to use this time of year include sheepskin and natural hide .

Here’s how to decorate with white bedding in just a few simple steps:

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In the spirit of winter and New Year wiping-the-slate-clean-ness, we’re covering one of our most frequently asked topics: how to do white decorating in a way that looks fresh and inspirational, instead of art gallery–cold or sterile. We’ve already discussed popping whites with a hint of pretty pastel, some phenomenally gorgeous all-white bedroom designs, how—and where—to use white rugs, and even art that gives white an unexpected spin. Today we’re focusing on the mother of all white-on-white decorating topics: how to layer whites in the bedroom for a look that’s cozy, calming, and perennially cool.  Here’s how to decorate with white bedding in just a few simple steps:

Plan for a minimum of four layers. Our favorite seasonal bedding wardrobe always contains the following basics: sheets, a blanket or matelassé coverlet, a duvet cover or quilt, and a throw. In the warmer months, you can fold down the top layers and sleep under the lighter ones, while in the winter, you can pull everything up for the ultimate sink-into-it comfort.

Shake up proportions with differing lengths. If you opt for a quilt or duvet on top, try allowing a bit of blanket to peek out from underneath, or add a bed skirt for even more texture. If you have a bedspread that goes all the way down to the floor, focus on layering pillows, shams, and a throw on top.

Contrast textures—lots of them. When you stick to a single color palette, you almost can’t go wrong with the type or number of layers. We love smooth cotton sheets paired with cozy fleece or chenille blankets, velvet or plush-textured quilts, lofty duvets, and nubby knit throws.

Look for dressmaker details. You’ll be floored by how the smallest details can elevate the look of your entire bedroom. Smocking, ruching, pintucks, ruffles, buttons, appliqué, embroidery—all of these dressmaker details add depth, dimension, and character to a bed.

Pile on the throw pillows, and shams. We usually opt for a minimum of three, following this general rule: choose at least one set of shams that matches your middle layer (matelassé coverlet or blanket) or bedcover (duvet, quilt, or bedspread), and add in two additional white decorative pillows or shams in either the same shade of white or a slightly different shade, and in complementary patterns/textures.

Get A Grip! Why rug pads matter

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Area rugs can be a major investment, so it makes sense that when you’re shelling out beaucoup bucks, you might want to save a few along the way by cutting out unnecessary expenses. If you’ve been wondering whether rug pads are one of those unnecessary expenses you might be able to skip, here’s the quick answer: nope. And now here’s why.

While safety is an awfully compelling reason to include rug pads under your area rugs, pads aren’t just about preventing you, your family members, your pets, and your guests from slip-sliding away. They also protect your rug from uneven wear patterns, and keep dirt, debris, and moisture trapped between the floor and the rug from damaging the rug’s underside or backing. In a similar vein, they prevent your floors, especially wood floors, from getting bits of latex backing or thread stuck to or ground into in them. And who doesn’t want to stop scratches from happening, or keep their floors in their best shape for years to come?


If you’re ready to take the rug-pad plunge, here’s a quick guide to which types work best on which floors, and which types of rugs they work best with. Note that radiant-heat floors can melt rug pads and rugs with latex or plastic backing, so you’ll want to choose a rug weave—sans rug pad—that’s compatible with these floors, or forgo the rug entirely on these surface.

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Outdoor Rug Pad - Made of tough, no-slip PVC-coated polyester, these rug pads are perfect for the porch or patio, sans surface transfer. For indoor/outdoor rugs.

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Floor Lock Solid Pad - These pads, made of needle-punch plastic with a latex backing, offer cushioning, insulation, and slip resistance in one washable, microbe-resistant package. Use with any type of indoor rug.

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Rug Stop Rug Pad - This thin, durable, washable pad offers support and promotes even wear. It’s ideal for low-profile rugs.

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Solid Extra Grip Rug Pad - In contrast to thinner pads, like the Rug-Stop, this pad in thick and cushy and enhances the foot-feel of high-pile rugs.

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Natural Grip Rug Pad - made out of polyester and coated with natural rubber, is anti-microbially treated to keep odors, mold and mildew at bay! This open weave wonder will keep your family safe from slipping rugs and is fire-retardant to boot.