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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!

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Coffee Table Size Guide

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When you're looking to buy a coffee table, the tape measure will be your new best friend. The dimensions of a coffee table are nearly as important as the shape and style. If a coffee table is too large or too small, the room will feel off because the furniture is out of proportion. You want your room to feel comfortable and cohesive, which can be achieved in part by choosing furniture that is properly sized. We provide three key measurements you'll want to remember in your search for your perfect coffee table.

Height The proper height for a coffee table is the same height as the cushions on your sofa or 1-2 inches lower.

Height
The proper height for a coffee table is the same height as the cushions on your sofa or 1-2 inches lower.

Length A coffee table should be approximately two-thirds the length of your sofa.

Length
A coffee table should be approximately two-thirds the length of your sofa.

Placement There should be between 12-18 inches of space between a coffee table and the seating surrounding it.

Placement
There should be between 12-18 inches of space between a coffee table and the seating surrounding it.

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.