Entertaining Design

A Blog From Peters Billiards

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

File under: Games, Pool Tables

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

File under: Patio

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

File under: Patio

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

File under: Patio

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

File under: Patio

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

File under: Patio

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

File under: Patio

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

File under: Patio, Trends

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

File under: Patio

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

File under: Design, Furniture, Trends

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

Winter Deals!!!

January 5, 2017

Beat the winter blues with something new for your home or patio. Floor Models, One-Of-A-Kinds, Closeouts, Discontinued, Overstock and Clearance items are available now! We’ve recently marked down pool tables, games, sofas, recliners, accent tables, pub tables, dining sets, kitchen and bar stools, game tables, bars, artwork, accessories, patio furniture and more. All items are available for pick-up same day or schedule a... Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

December 29, 2016

It’s almost the New Year! Now that the holidays have passed and you’re thinking about putting away your holiday decor it might feel like a good time to update a few things around your home to give it some new life. Sometimes all you need to do is a little re-arranging and organizing to spruce things up. Here are 9 tips for keeping those New Year’s Home Resolutions and enjoying your home the rest of the winter... Read More

‘Tis the Season of Giving

December 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again when you want to gift your loved ones with something to show them how much they mean to you. Peters Billiards has gifts that will surely bring lots of laughs, smiles, and great memories.  Last season I posted a game room gift guide that included classic games, unique options, active games, and more.  Be sure to check out the Ultimate Game Room Gift Guide post along with a few new... Read More

The Game of Air Hockey

December 6, 2016

A popular and active game for many ages, air hockey has been around for about 45 years. The original idea was to create a miniature hockey game that involved a frictionless surface that a puck could float on. Using ice as the surface was obviously out of the question so an air table came about and the rest is history.   Interesting Facts 1.    Air hockey was invented between 1962 and 1972 by a group of... Read More

File under: Games

Pinball Update!

November 15, 2016

Pinball is a fun and exciting game that makes a perfect addition to a game room. A while back I posted about pinball including interesting facts, history, and current games in production. If you didn’t get a chance to see it check out the post DING! DING! DING! pinball games. With the holidays fast approaching pinball makes the perfect addition to your game room, as well as a wonderful surprise for that kid-at-heart on... Read More

File under: Games

3 Main Ingredients for the Ultimate Game Room

November 1, 2016

With the holiday seasons and cold weather upon us it’s time to start thinking about indoor entertainment. Whether it’s for you and your kids, game night with friends, or to gather family together around the holidays for laughter, a game room always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Here we talk about 3 main ingredients to creating the Ultimate Game Room.   1.    ULTIMATE GAMES Of course... Read More

File under: Furniture, Games, Pool Tables

Artwork and Accessories at Peters Billiards

October 18, 2016

Almost everyone knows we carry pool tables and games here at Peters Billiards. But what many people don’t know is that we have a huge selection of artwork and accessories. Our two story showroom walls are lined with décor such as mirrors, clocks, canvas, prints, sconces, posters and more. We also have table topper and free standing items such as candle holders, vases, and lanterns.   New artwork arrives... Read More

File under: Artwork & Accessories

Grand Opening:Peters Billiards Antique Pool Table Showroom

October 6, 2016

Last week Peters Billiards held the grand opening of our private showroom for restored Antique Pool Tables. It’s open by appointment only and allows viewing of some of the finest antique pool tables in the country. Currently we have 25 pool tables on display, all of which have been restored to exacting detail. Peters Billiards’ entire collection is considered to be one of the most valuable restored antique billiard... Read More

File under: Pool Tables

Seven Reasons to Love Sectionals

September 20, 2016

Everyone at Peters Billiards loves sectionals. They are functional, stylish, and comfortable. Designers used to frown upon them, but with all of the options available for sectionals today, designers like myself are finding they can serve well in many scenarios. Here are seven reasons to love sectionals.   Sectionals Offer a Variety of Shapes and Sizes. Sectionals come a wide variety of shapes and layouts to fit your... Read More

File under: Furniture

Fall Back to Indoor Entertaining

September 8, 2016

As the kids go back to school and we prepare to spend more time indoors, it’s time to tackle those interior decorating projects. Looking for a new sofa or sectional? Are you interested in adding a few more decorative pieces to your family game room? Did you just finish a kitchen remodel and are in need of kitchen stools? I’ve collected a group of past postings that will help you tackle those indoor projects so... Read More

Five Must Have Fire Pits to Extend the Outdoor Season

August 16, 2016

We’re nearing the end of summer and before you know it the kids will be back in school, the August heat will disappear and comfortable fall weather will take its place. Extend your time enjoying the outdoors with an outdoor fire pit. A night with the kids roasting marshmallows or relax and take in the cool night air accompanied by a favorite warm drink and a loved one. Available in all shapes and sizes, you’re sure... Read More

File under: Patio

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