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Outdoor Cushions and Fabrics: Cleaning and Maintenance

October 12, 2014

The patio furniture industry has come a long way to make your outdoor space feel as comfortable as possible. With more and more options becoming available in outdoor cushions and fabrics you will want to know how to properly take care of them. Refer to these 5 helpful tips on fabric and cushion care.   Tip #1: Clean Spills Promptly The life of your fabric can be extended by simply cleaning spills as they happen. ... Read More

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Patio Furniture: General Care & Cleaning

October 12, 2014

You just invested your hard earned money on a beautiful patio set, so how do you keep it looking at its best for many seasons to come? Taking the time to care for your patio furniture is an important step to maintain the look you fell in love with. Here are some tips direct from the manufacturers on how to keep your furniture looking great many years down the road. Tip # 1: What do the pros say? Not all furniture is create... Read More

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A RARE FIND - ANTIQUE BILLIARDS TABLES & THE COLLECTOR WHO BRINGS THEM TO LIFE

October 11, 2014

Did you know that Greg Peterson, owner of Peters Billiards, is one of the leading experts and collectors of antique billiards tables in the world? I know, it’s impressive. His current collection includes more than 100 antique tables, several of them proudly displayed in store. I had a few questions about these tables and Greg was happy to answer them. Here is what he had to say: #1:  When did you start collectin... Read More

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Outdoor Color Trends 2014

October 11, 2014

Light, Bright and Beautiful At the Chicago Casual Furniture Market this past summer we noticed the trend for bright and vibrant colors, paired with neutral backdrops. Grey & white tones continue to push forward in popularity and are evident in material selection such as fabric, metals, wicker, and aged teak.  Home décor color trends have lightened up considerably in the last few years and it’s evident in... Read More

File under: Design, Patio, Trends

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!

October 11, 2014

  Especially in our Midwest climate, fire pits are a must! Extend the life of your patio by using the fire pit from spring through summer and into fall. They are wonderful to use when there’s still a chill in the air and the days are shorter, providing the perfect backdrop for the warm ambiance of a fire. Custom built-in fire pits are always a beautiful choice, but if you’re looking for something less ... Read More

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Outdoor Deep Seating Trends 2014

October 11, 2014

Your patio and backyard are an extension of your home so why not invest in the valuable space you already have? With durable and long lasting outdoor options on the market today, your outdoor space can be just as comfortable as your great room indoors. Extending your personal style through those sliding doors and into comfortable seating for the family allows for a seamless flow indoors and out. Whether you’re adding a s... Read More

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Outdoor Dining Trends 2014

October 7, 2014

OUTDOOR KITCHENS With the trend of the patio as an extension of your home comes the trend of outdoor kitchens. Adding a space for cooking and entertaining makes hosting family and friends a breeze. No more running back and forth, indoors and out - everything can be done while still keeping an eye on kids and mingling with friends. Most outdoor kitchens will need a grill, refrigerator, and counter space for working. Features... Read More

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Tips for Selecting Kitchen and Bar Stools: Part Two

October 7, 2014

From proper spacing to decorative options, take a look below for even more advice on your kitchen and bar stool selection.   Tip #5: Consider your space. A typical stool without arms needs about 2 feet of counter space and a stool with arms needs about 2 ½ feet. However, there are certain styles that require a little more room or can get by with slightly less. Taking this into consideration allows room to walk i... Read More

File under: Design, Barstools

Tips for Selecting Kitchen and Bar Stools: Part One

October 7, 2014

Tip #1: Buy for the long haul. These days the kitchen island is the spot to eat, read, entertain, lounge, work, and fill-in-the-blank. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s true. Purchasing a quality and durable stool that will take a beating from kids, grandkids, friends, and that neighbor that likes to show up unannounced, is very important. People will be sitting, climbing, spilling, leaning, swiveli... Read More

File under: Furniture, Design, Barstools

Early spring is the best time to “special order” your patio furniture

October 7, 2014

Everyone has different taste preferences on style and color, not to mention a wide array of patio, porch, and sun room sizes. This is where “special order” patio furniture comes in to play. From a condo downtown with limited balcony space to the oversized deck in the suburbs, patio furniture comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors to fit into any setting.  EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM Early spring is the best... Read More

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Are you looking for low maintenance patio furniture?

October 7, 2014

From the warm sunshine to the harsh winter climate, these Adirondack chairs from Seaside Casuals can handle Minnesota's weather conditions from one extreme to the next. Thanks to one of our customers for the great photos! To view more patio furniture options click here. I can't wait to feel that beautiful green grass on my feet and sun on my face again. It's about time for winter to move its way out! Agreed? Read More

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Las Vegas Market 2014 - Furniture and Home Decor

September 23, 2014

The Las Vegas Market was a success, and a lot of fun I might add.  We were able to see many new products, some of which have the potential to make it to our showroom in the future.  If you have questions on anything you see here please send them my way. Thanks for visiting! I had the pleasure of attending the Las Vegas Market from January 26-28. It was a much needed change in weather from Minnesota that’s fo... Read More

Patio 411: Part II - Cushions, Fabrics, and Slings

September 15, 2014

Cushions Quality manufacturers typically use cushions which are meant to be left outside! Did you hear that?? They are meant to sit in the sun and rain. Don’t get me wrong: they are going to get wet when it rains, but they dry out quickly. Here are the two common cushion options. 1. Indoor foam wrapped in a ticking material to prevent water from penetrating. 2. Open cell or reticulated foam, which allows water... Read More

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Patio 411: Part 1 - Frame Materials

September 14, 2014

How do you know what patio furniture is best for your home? Quite frankly, the options are endless and can be overwhelming. Metal or Wicker? Teak or Faux-wood? Cushion or sling? What is a sling anyways? Do I have to haul my patio furniture inside every day? That’s a lot to think about. Besides going for a certain “look” there’s a great deal that goes into outdoor furniture. Construction, frame material... Read More

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Ten Little Known Facts About Peters Billiards

September 11, 2014

Peters Billiards seems like it has been around forever, since 1957 to be exact. Originally it was just pool tables, but we’ve evolved to become much more. In 2006 we opened our new building and there was talk about changing the store name to help people understand who we are. Many loyal customers know us as Peters Billiards and continuing into the future with that loyalty was very important to us. So we set out on a miss... Read More

WHAT’S TRENDING? LIGHT, CRISP, AND BRIGHT

September 11, 2014

From grays to whites and everything in between, light colors are all the rage. From the floor to the walls to the furniture, many interior and exterior spaces are becoming lighter.  White trim, cream leathers, silver metals, gray fabrics, and much more are transforming both indoor and outdoor spaces alike.  The trend is to lighten up and you can do it successfully in many different ways.   Lighten up a kitch... Read More

Artwork and Accessories

September 9, 2014

Did you know Peters Billiards has art and accessories? Not just game room art, but artwork that can be used all over your home or business. From posters for your theater to large mirrors to abstracts, there’s something for every style and room. Artwork tends to be the final and last addition in completing a room. Here are a few design tips to aid in accessorizing and finishing your space. One piece of large s... Read More

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What’s trending outdoors? FIRE PITS!

August 13, 2014

Every year the summer flies by. It seems like I always have so much to look forward to; weddings, vacations, and family events. However, every year August rolls around and it feels like it’s the end of summer. This must have stemmed from the school year’s break that ends after Labor Day and has engrained in me the finality of summer. In reality there are many more warm summer days left throughout September. As the ... Read More

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