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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!

A Guide to Bar Stools

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It is the little things that matter when it comes to enjoying your home. Whether you are sipping your morning coffee or relaxing with a glass of wine after work, your kitchen is a space that should feel warm and inviting. It’s the place we gather with loved ones to catch up while we eat and drink. To make your kitchen complete, you need the perfect bar stools and this style guide will help you choose the best fit for your family and the way you live.

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Height

You want your kitchen to be a sanctuary, so the size, style and placement are an important part of choosing the right stool.  Bar stools come in various heights (typically 24”, 30”, 34”).  To determine which size you need, simply measure the height of your table top, counter, or island.  Also, to provide space for legs and hips, a good rule of thumb is to allot 10-12 inches between the stool seat and the underside of your counter or table. If you measure from the floor to the underside of the counter, you should be able to select the proper seat height for your space. The number of stools you can fit in your seating area is determined by the amount of space you leave to allow for easy maneuvering. 

Design

Bar stools are a staple seating choice in every home, so we want to be sure that you find the perfect style for your space. There are three basic variations:

  • Backless- These tuck easily under the eating surface and provide understated utility

  • Low Back- These provide visual interest and physical support

  • Full Back – These stools are comfortable and can complement your dining chairs

Details

Deciding between wood or fabric stools depends on your design plan and the look you want for your home. Wood seats are timeless and show beautifully hand-crafted birch while allowing for easy cleaning when unexpected spills occur. They can offer both a traditional or contemporary look, come in a variety of stains and even feature fixed or swivel options. Fabric seats provide a splash of color while offering comfort to your guests. They also give you the ability to spot clean with soap and water.  From luxurious leather to protected Sunbrella fabrics, there are plenty of options to help you find the perfect match.

In the End…

Choosing a bar stool can be overwhelming and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow these simple steps. Hoping this guide will help you to create an Inspired space!