Entertaining Design

A Blog From Peters Billiards

How to Add “Fixer Upper” Style to Your Home

January 6, 2016

The ever popular show “Fixer Upper” on HGTV with Chip and Joanna Gaines seems to have swept the nation with farmhouse charm and rustic style. The push for organic, all natural, green, and earth friendly materials in all areas of our lives has really driven this trend for natural textures and colors in all aspects of the furniture industry. If you haven’t heard of “Fixer Upper”, it started out as ... Read More

The Ultimate Game Room Gift Guide

December 10, 2015

Games are a great way to spend time with family so why not gift a game to someone on your list? It’s sure to bring laughter and lots of fun memories. We have games in all your favorite categories including classic, unique, strategy, competitive, fast-paced, small-scale and more! There’s something for everybody on this list.   CLASSIC GAMES Looking for a classic strategy game? Why not wrap up Backgammon or... Read More

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Take Me Back Tuesday - Gift Ideas to UnPlug the Family

December 1, 2015

Last holiday season I focused on gift Ideas to “unplug” the family and it’s still a hot topic. With our highly scheduled lives we are constantly “plugged in”.  Games bring families together and help kids learn to relate to each other productively in unstructured, in-person, unsupervised settings that are becoming more and more rare.  This unstructured play stimulates creativity and lets ... Read More

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Accessorizing Your Theater Room

November 17, 2015

Ok, so you have your furniture – or it’s on order - for your home theater room. Now how do you go about making it look like the theater room of your dreams? It’s time to add in the fun accessories and useful pieces of accent furniture to give you the look and feel your family and friends will want to enjoy for many years to come. Here are eight ideas to make your dream theater room a reality.   Have ... Read More

Eight Solutions for Media Room Seating

November 3, 2015

Media Room Seating is not just for the home theater room, but can used in any room settings such as lower level theater rooms, main floor family rooms or a cozy den off the kitchen. We’re seeing theater seating in many applications and various types too. Home theater seating or HTS is still the most popular, but it’s definitely not your only seating option. The main object of this type of seating is comfort. For a... Read More

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Seven Trends in Dining Chairs

October 13, 2015

FULLY UPHOSLTERED Chairs that are fully upholstered are more comfortable and add an extra depth of color and texture to your dining area. Pops of color, linens, and even plush velvet or velvet like fabrics are in. Afraid of spills with all that upholstery? Opt for vinyl or leather to easily wipe off or choose fully upholstered captain’s chair on the ends of table only. o   MODERN RUSTIC Mixing old and ne... Read More

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You’re invited to visit our NEW website!

September 29, 2015

Introducing our newly updated website! We've packed it full of inpirational ideas and images for you, and made it even easier to navigate. You'll also find helpful tips and expert advice.   NEW FEATURES INCLUDE:  Newly remodeled virtual space  Searchability  Updated product photos and descriptions  Phone and tablet capabilities Options for pinning, posting, tweeting, sharing and howe... Read More

Six Tips on Choosing a Dining Table

August 18, 2015

Most people in the Twin Cities know that Peters Billiards has a large selection of barstools. But what most people don’t realize is that we have dining chairs and tables, too. And just like most of the products we carry, our dining collections offer a lot of customization. Having a hard time finding the size, design, and color you are hoping for? We have the solution! When building a custom dining set the final result c... Read More

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What’s new at Peters Billiards?

July 29, 2015

If you haven’t been to our store lately here is a sneak peak at new items we have on display. We always try to stay on trend to reflect what customers are asking for and we want show new products we fall in love with. Along with new items on display, we also continue to have new items in our Peters Backroom clearance area. Right now we have plenty of patio furniture on sale and ready to take home. You can get a sneak p... Read More

How to Effectively Mix Patio Furniture

July 16, 2015

An eclectic furniture style has become a popular choice as most people prefer a personalized look specific for their home instead of a cookie-cutter, pre-packaged design. This can be hard to know how to effectively mix up materials, colors, and styles especially in outdoor furniture. The trick is to unify the space by coordinating the pieces using color, material, design style, and furniture layout. Here are some examples on h... Read More

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In Case You Missed It! Patio Furniture Care and Maintenance

June 30, 2015

Now that summer and warm weather is in full swing, it’s probably time for a reminder about how to care for your patio furniture.  A lot of patio furniture has become “maintenance free”, but there still are a few things you can do to keep that dining set or sofa looking great throughout the summer and through the years to come. Check out these previous blog posts for tips in caring for your patio furnitur... Read More

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How to Create a Cozy Outdoor Living Room

June 16, 2015

With advancements in the patio furniture industry the outdoor room continues to grow in popularity. Not quite sure how to create a cozy space? Take a look below for a step-by-step guide to creating the outdoor space of your dreams.   1. Let’s start with the space you have. Do you have a deck, patio, screen porch, pergola or another location to create your outdoor room? If not, you’ll need to create one. Wh... Read More

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Inside Peters Billiards Warehouse

May 26, 2015

Peters Billiards Warehouse is a side of our company that not many people get to see other than a location for picking up merchandise. We have quite the crew working behind the scenes to make sure all the products and services we offer are handled appropriately.  There is no way I could list everything that’s done at our warehouse in one blog post, but hopefully you can get a little taste of what our warehouse crew i... Read More

Your Guide to Patio Umbrellas

May 19, 2015

Today's guest blogger is Patrick Knafla. Patrick works with Stephanie at Peters Billiards, specializing in leather sofas, theater seats, and recliners, as well as kitchen & bar stools, and patio furniture.  We are happy to have his input on patio umbrellas today.   Spring is here and the time has arrived to get out the patio furniture for outdoor entertaining.  As the sun moves higher in the sky the da... Read More

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Adirondack Chairs

May 5, 2015

When I picture the perfect outdoor entertaining and relaxation furniture, one style keeps popping into my mind. It's one of the most popular outdoor patio furniture pieces. It's the Adirondack Chair. Ideal for any outdoor setting from casual to formal the Adirondack chair is perfect lakeside, fireside, or on the front porch. This chair has really come a long way in terms of options, comfort, and durabiliy. Take a look ... Read More

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Outdoor Entertaining

April 21, 2015

In Minnesota, spring, summer, and fall are the best seasons to entertain outdoors. To keep your family and friends comfortable I’ve compiled tips and ideas on ways to showcase new and old patio furniture, along with the design details to really set the stage for a fun, relaxing get-together.   Comfortable cushions for guests – You don’t want your guests to leave early so keep them relaxed into the... Read More

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Patio Furniture Trends 2015 - Part 2

April 7, 2015

Welcome back!  We have five more Patio Furniture Trends for 2015. See the list below on trends our patio furniture buying team was able to view at the Casual Furniture Market last summer.   6. Large dining tables also continue to be an upward trend. From squares to rounds to long rectangular options you have the option to entertain a large crowd. Expanding tables continue to be a popular choice to offer variety. ... Read More

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Patio Furniture Trends 2015 - Part 1

March 31, 2015

Every summer Peters Billiards sends our patio and casual furniture team to the Casual Furniture Market in Chicago. Here we get firsthand knowledge on the new and upcoming trends coming out for the following spring. Many manufacturers work at least a year in advance in order to get products from basic design ideas to a complete product that is ready to be used on your patio.  Colors, materials, and styles are all forecaste... Read More

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Four Benefits of Padded Back Stools

March 17, 2015

There are barstools of all kinds in the marketplace today. No back stools (or backless as we like to call them), low back, high back, wood, metal, leather, swivel, stationary and more! One popular barstool category is stools with padding on the back. Here are four benefits to the padded back stool.   1. Comfort – The kitchen is grand central for your home and the counter has become the gathering spot for just ab... Read More

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Patio Furniture for the 2015 Season is on Display!

March 3, 2015

We just rolled out all of our patio furniture for the 2015 season! It’s bright and cheery and helps put everyone in a good mood despite the cold. Patio weather will be here before you know it and we’re ready to help you be prepared. Many collections are in stock and now is also the perfect time to order in time for spring’s arrival. Here’s a taste of what we have to offer in our patio department: &n... Read More

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Patio weather is around the corner! NOW is the time to order.

February 24, 2015

I know it may not feel like it yet, but patio weather is just around the corner. This is a perfect time to start planning ahead for those family gatherings and the average Tuesday night grill out. As soon as it’s nice you will want to be outside enjoying it and you will want your patio furniture to be ready to use. Whether you’re looking for an entire lounge set complete with a sectional, chairs, coffee table, pill... Read More

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The Game of Darts

February 10, 2015

When it’s cold outside you have to get creative and find indoor activities to keep busy. Darts is a classic game that can be played by young and old alike in the comfort of your own home. You don’t need expensive equipment or a large space to play this game. It’s a game for the whole family and everyone has room. If you’re new to the game or need a little refresher, check out below for unique facts, int... Read More

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Should you buy American Made Products?

January 27, 2015

I’m sure if we could we would all love to have American made products in our home. In this day and age it’s hard to find American made products for one and they’re not always in our budget. It’s true American made products in general tend to cost a little more, but for good reason. Here at Peters Billiards we try our best to carry American made furniture, games, and accessories whenever possible. Here a... Read More

What’s Trending in Kitchen Stools? The “Mini-Back” Stool

January 13, 2015

With the popularity of open concept kitchens, family rooms, and dining rooms there has been a demand for lower profile kitchen stools. This in turn has brought about the “mini-back”. It’s a low back style that typically stands no taller than the height of the counter. Here are 6 reasons why this trend is so popular.   Great views. With an open floor plan these stools offer uninterrupted views of t... Read More

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Unplugged Games for the Family - Shuffleboard

January 3, 2015

It could be a long winter. To help keep boredom at bay for kids and adults, how about a non-electronic game such as a shuffleboard table? This game is often seen in bars and pubs, but it started as an outdoor game played at resorts or retirement homes. Today’s table top version offers year-round fun for all ages and is a great addition to your family’s game room.   DID YOU KNOW? 1. To most people’s... Read More

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Tis the Season of Giving

December 23, 2014

Feeling charitable this holiday season? It’s a great time for giving and remembering those less fortunate. Ekornes offers discounts on their Stressless® recliners and sofas with a donation to a local charity. Our charities of choice this year are Bridging, Salvation Army, and N.C. Little Hospice. What a great way to affect change and help out these worthy organizations during the giving holiday season. Going on now t... Read More

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Unplugged Games for the Family - Foosball

December 18, 2014

Stay unplugged for the holidays and enjoy your time with family and friends! Good old fashion face-to-face time keeps your family connected.  Traditional games such as foosball can really bring families together for in - person, unstructured settings that are becoming more and more rare in the lives of today’s highly scheduled and tech-addicted youth.   DID YOU KNOW? The longest foosball game ever made... Read More

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Unplugged Games for the Family - Table Tennis

December 11, 2014

No electronics needed here! All you need is a friend and you’re ready to go. So get those kids - and parents -  “unplugged” from their devices and show them how to play! It’s a game for all ages and doesn’t take much equipment: the table, paddles, and a ball. The more you play the better you’ll be and, hey, you might even learn topspin, backspin, or corkspin if you’re really talen... Read More

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Peters Billiards on Kare 11

December 7, 2014

*** Check out our own Steve Slyce on KARE 11 this past week discussing with Pat Evans three low tech gift ideas including table tennis, shuffleboard, and foosball. View the video here. Thanks for visiting Entertaining Design! Read More

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DING! DING! DING!

December 2, 2014

Working primarily in the furniture section of our store, I don’t always get a chance to keep up to speed on the arcade games we carry. Today I learned a few things about pinball machines that you might find interesting. Check out these fun pinball facts.   INTERESTING PINBALL FACTS 1. There is only one manufacturer of pinball left in the USA, Stern Pinball, in Chicago, IL. Their lineage goes back to the 1930s. &... Read More

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