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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.

Modern or Contemporary: What's the Difference?

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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!

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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