Entertaining Design

A Blog From Peters Billiards

Furnishing an Outdoor Room

May 15, 2018

In Minnesota we spend half of the year with cold temperatures that keep us indoors. So as soon as the weather warms up I am anxious to spend time outdoors any chance I can. A relaxing outdoor oasis, whether big or small, is a must have to take full advantage of warm weather.  Everyone has their own idea of the ‘perfect outdoor oasis’. For me a simple spot to enjoy a book is really all I would need, but we... Read More

File under: Patio

Freshen Up for Spring

April 10, 2018

While I’ve been waiting for spring weather and patio season to arrive here in Minnesota I’ve been keeping busy by spring cleaning and decorating the inside of my home. I've taken advantage of being stuck inside for a little while longer and am working on a few more indoor projects including clearing out clutter, organizing, and adding a few new decorative pieces.  It feels good to purge items I... Read More

It’s Officially Spring!

March 27, 2018

It’s officially spring and NOW is the time to order patio furniture. Early spring is the best time to order your patio furniture so that it arrives in time for you to enjoy it all season long. Our patio furniture has proudly been on display for about a month now and we have a huge selection of options ranging from dining tables and chairs to sectionals and fire pits. Our large selection includes items that are in-stock... Read More

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PATIO FURNITURE 2018!!

February 20, 2018

Even though Minnesota is still battling winter weather, inside Peters Billiards we definitely have spring fever! Our patio furniture for 2018 is rolling onto our show floor almost daily and we're pretty excited about it. As we bring over more products we are accessorizing with rugs, pillows, décor and umbrellas. This is a great time of year to see what's trending, get ideas, and test out a... Read More

File under: Patio

Re-Post: 7 Reasons to Love Sectionals

February 6, 2018

Sectionals are one of my favorite pieces of furniture. With many uses for family rooms, lower level game rooms, playrooms, and much more they can be as casual or as formal as you like. With so many options in style and material you're sure to find one that is the perfect comfort and size for your room. View 7 Reasons to Love Sectionals and be sure to come in to our store in Minneapolis to view a large display of... Read More

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Now Trending: Modern Game Tables

January 23, 2018

Today we will look at a current game room trend: the modern game table. Classic octagon shaped tables have been around for a while, but things are changing. With such a wide variety of options in table shapes, sizes, designs, and colors available today the classic game table is taking on new life and creating the perfect addition the game room.  A couple of our U.S. based manufacturers have really worked hard to bring in... Read More

File under: Design, Games, Trends

Happy New Year!

January 9, 2018

Happy 2018! Let’s embrace this New Year with ways to enjoy your home for yourself and with people you love.  This last year was filled with ideas to step your entertainment game up a notch. Now it’s time to actually make those New Year’s resolutions come true. Whether you’re wanting to spruce up your game room or put together the perfect gathering spot on your patio we have inspiration and expert... Read More

“A Family that Plays Together, Stays Together” – PART 2

December 12, 2017

We’re back with 5 more games to get your family together for a little healthy competition and plenty of laughs. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of your work, kid’s homework, and the stress of everyday life and just play! These are 5 popular electronic games for the whole family to enjoy.    1. Back to the 80’s Cocktail Re-live your past and introduce the younger ones to the famous... Read More

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“A Family That Plays Together, Stays Together” - PART 1

December 5, 2017

Playing games with your loved ones is a place where jokes are shared, communication grows, laughs are sure to be had, and family memories are made. Experts say that communication and connections made when playing together helps to create a solid healthy foundation for families. Just think about some of your favorite memories as a child. Most of mine are when my family was together doing something we enjoyed. At Peters, we... Read More

File under: Games, Pool Tables

Relaxation - From Your Head to Your Toes.

November 7, 2017

Have you heard? Peters Billiards now has massage chairs. That’s right.  These are not just any massage chairs. These are Cozzia chairs. They use the latest technology to offer a custom fit massage that feels like a trip to a masseuse all in the comfort of your own home! Massage chairs not only ease aches and pains, but also aide relaxation and lower stress.  They can help you feel younger, live healthier and... Read More

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8 Reasons To Love Theater Seating

October 24, 2017

Have you ever wanted your own home theater? A place to kick up your feet and watch your favorite movie? It seems like kids – young and old – dream of having one of their own.  A lower level theater with room for two or three rows of seats would be ideal for anyone, right? Well that’s not always practical for every home size. The great thing about our theater seating is that it’s modular! You can... Read More

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Peters Billiards is 60! - PART 2

October 10, 2017

With 60 years under our belt we believe we know a thing or two about game room furniture, for entertaining indoors and out. We also have some wonderful employees that have been around for many of those years and because of that they have a lot of product knowledge you can’t find in a manual. This type of knowledge can only be gained over time. So come on in and ask for our advice on anything from pool tables to barstools... Read More

File under: Barstools, Furniture, Patio

Peters Billiards is 60!

September 12, 2017

Peters Billiards is 60 and loving it! In 1957 we opened our doors. We've moved, remodeled, and expanded the products we carry during those 60 years, but we've kept our Minneapolis roots and love for family games. Owners, Greg and Carol Peterson, were born and raised in Minneapolis and our heart and soul continues to be a family business that treats customers like family.  After all “Family is not... Read More

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It’s not too late for Patio Season!

August 18, 2017

Can you believe it’s already August! I can’t. But it seems like every year the summer goes by faster than I’d like and sometimes I forget that the end of August doesn’t mean the end of enjoying the outdoors. Actually, September brings out some of the most beautiful weather conditions. Not as many bugs and the heat of the sun makes your feel warm instead of fried.  Here are 4 tips to enjoying the... Read More

Throw Back Thursday!  Mid-Century Modern Stools

July 27, 2017

Peters Billiards has over 300 kitchen and barstools on display for you to test sit. Don’t believe us? Come in and take a look for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. Take a look at this post on Mid-Century Modern Stools which are all the rave right now and for good reason.  Or better yet, come on in and visit our Minneapolis showroom to view these stools in person. Sit down on several and try them out!... Read More

File under: Barstools, Trends

Vendor Highlight: Gloster

July 11, 2017

Gloster is a leader in fine teak outdoor furniture. They manufacture gorgeous furniture with high attention to design details while keeping the quality of construction at peak importance.  A UK based company that has factories in America, England and Asia, Gloster is known for their high end teak. However, they also manufacturer some of the best woven, aluminum, and stainless steel outdoor furniture. Here’s what... Read More

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Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2017

Some people think that the 4th of July means summer is half over. At Peters we don’t believe that! Peters Billiards has plenty of patio furniture in-stock and ready for you to enjoy for the remainder of Minnesota’s warm weather this summer and early fall. We can still special order the perfect color, size, and style for your backyard, too! Come and visit our patio experts and our beautiful showroom in south... Read More

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Made in America!

June 20, 2017

It’s summer! And as it gets closer to America’s holiday it always makes me feel nostalgic. It reminds me I should be spending my time grilling on the patio, eating watermelon, going to the lake, and wearing some form of red, white and blue. But why celebrate America only once a year? At Peters Billiards we try and promote American made quality and craftsmanship in as many products as we can all year round. From... Read More

Take Me Back Tuesday: Patio Umbrellas

June 6, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we’re entertaining outdoors. You probably have your furniture out and have been using it for some time now. Did you remember an umbrella? With a big push for sun protection on our skin and the sun heating up in June, umbrellas offer the perfect solution to both problems.  They protect your skin from harmful rays and provide cool shade during the hot summer days. Plus they can... Read More

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Inside the Weave: All-Weather Outdoor Wicker

May 23, 2017

Wicker is the traditional and classic front porch furniture. Flash forward to 2017 and all-weather wicker has been transformed to meet modern design styles, needs, and all-weather durability. Natural wicker, which is not all-weather, is often seen under covered areas such as a front patio or three season porch. Natural wicker is a kind of furniture woven from a variety of cane-like materials such as rattan or bamboo, but these... Read More

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Vendor Highlight: O.W. Lee

May 9, 2017

Are you familiar with the outdoor furniture manufacturer O.W. Lee?  They are a premier manufacturer of beautiful outdoor furniture, much of which we have on display in our showroom.  They manufacture in the USA and continue an American family tradition with third and fourth generations directly involved on a daily basis. O.W. Lee’s handcrafted patio furniture is backed by an incredible warranty, and the... Read More

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What’s New in Fire Pits?

April 25, 2017

Fire pit options are becoming almost endless. They are the go-to table right now because of their versatility. There’s a fire pit size, shape and color for every furniture layout and décor style. Add a fire pit that doubles as a coffee table, end table or dining table to get the most out of your space. Our Minnesota weather is ideal for fire pits because of our chilly spring and fall months or cool summer nights... Read More

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Patio Furniture Trends 2017 - Part 2

April 11, 2017

Last week I shared five of the nine Patio Furniture Trends we are seeing for 2017. If you missed that post you can check it out here. Otherwise take a look at the final four trends in patio furniture:   6.    Customized Furniture Pieces     More people are feeling comfortable ordering their patio furniture to their perfect specs. And with all of the possibilities in the patio industry... Read More

File under: Patio, Trends

Patio Furniture Trends 2017 - Part 1

April 4, 2017

Get ready for the latest in patio furniture trends for 2017! Our patio experts research and visit the Casual Furniture Market in Chicago to find out what’s hot for the upcoming patio season. We do our best to showcase trending items along with classic staples.  Here are the first five of nine patio furniture trends we’re seeing in the Midwest:   1.    Occasional Height Fire Pits... Read More

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Special Order Patio Furniture - Don’t Wait!

March 21, 2017

It’s not too early to order your patio furniture! If you haven’t had a chance to come and visit our large showroom to get inspiration, now is the time. We have a huge selection of patio furniture on display and in-stock or if you’re looking for certain colors, sizes, or styles our patio experts are happy to help you find that perfect setting and get it ordered just for you. Special orders take a time so NOW... Read More

File under: Design, Patio

Patio Furniture 2017

March 7, 2017

It’s almost spring!! OK, so it’s Minnesota so I probably can’t say that just yet. A couple weeks ago it did feel like spring, but as a born Minnesotan I had to know that it was just Mother Nature giving us a little teaser before slamming us with more snow and cold weather. The official first day of spring is March 20 so it truly is just around the corner. Whether or not the weather will feel spring-like is... Read More

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10 Home Decor Trends to Look for in 2017

February 21, 2017

A new year brings new home décor trends to get excited about. Going to furniture and home décor shows over the past 6 months we have seen touches of all of these trends in the various showrooms we’ve visited. The upcoming spring is a time when most of us are getting anxious to freshen up the look of our home, both inside and out. Here are a list of 10 trends in home décor to look for this year.... Read More

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Antique Pool Table Restoration: Part #2

February 7, 2017

Welcome back to Part Two: Antique Pool Table Restoration. If you’re just getting started then I’d highly recommend to start with Part #1 so you’re up to speed. We left off at learning about finishing and staining the table so let’s dive right in and look at the final three steps of completing the restoration of an antique pool table.   5.    Cushions, Rails, and Pockets The wood... Read More

File under: Pool Tables

Antique Pool Table Restoration: Part #1

January 31, 2017

A few months ago I posted about our new Antique Pool Table Showroom that we opened up at the end of September 2016. In this post I included Greg’s love of billiards, how he acquired many of the tables, the value of an antique billiard table and the difference a Peters Billiards antique table has over others. I promised I would go into further details discussing what is done during the restoration process that brings each... Read More

File under: Pool Tables

Mid-Century Modern Stools

January 17, 2017

Did you know we have 300 barstools on display in our store? We don’t just show them on our website - we actually have them in our showroom to sit in and see in person!  We have a style for everyone. From backless to backed, swivel to stationary, wood to metal, and contemporary to traditional here at Peters Billiards we try our best to showcase a wide assortment to fit a variety of needs.   Mid-Century Modern... Read More

File under: Barstools, Design, Trends

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