Entertaining Design

A Blog From Peters Billiards

Happy 2019!

January 19, 2019

It’s the New Year and many of us are trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. (The key word here is ‘trying’.)  One of the top 10 most popular New Year’s Resolutions, which rings true with me, is to spend more quality time with family and friends. In this day and age when we spend so much time on our phones or feel pressured to get everything on our to-do list done we can sometimes forg... Read More

New Games and Furniture for the 2018 Holiday Season!

November 17, 2018

It’s time to start thinking about the holidays, entertaining, and spending much more time indoors. We’ve had strange fall weather this year and even though it’s not Thanksgiving yet, those temperatures outside sure feel like mid-January. Brr!  Peters Billiards has stocked up on everything you need to have fun and stay cozy this season with new games and furniture. In the past couple months we have switc... Read More

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 g... Read More

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

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! We&rs... Read More

File under: Barstools, Trends

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 pat... Read More

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 s... 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

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 you... Read More

American Made Furniture: Mikhail Darafeev

June 23, 2016

Here at Peters Billiards we strive to carry long lasting, quality furniture that will last for generations. We have carried the Mikhail Darafeev brand for over 35 years! This family owned and California based premier manufacturer of wood game room furniture has continually impressed us with their quality, style and attention to detail. Today I’d like to highlight a few of the reasons why Darafeev furniture stands the tes... Read More

File under: Barstools, Furniture, Games

Take Me Back Tuesday - Tips for Selecting Kitchen and Bar Stools

April 12, 2016

I'm re-posting a couple popular posts about selecting kitchen and bar stools. Here at Peters, we show about 300 models on display. It can be either exciting to have many options or overwhelming! Good thing you'll find experts to help you navigate the choices so you end up with the perfect solution. One of the most popular home remodeling projects is updating the kitchen. And with that typically comes the addition or e... Read More

File under: Barstools

What’s Trending in Kitchen Stools? Modern Farmhouse Style

February 2, 2016

The trend of rustic style and farmhouse charm is in full trend right now. You don’t have to go full-on country to get this look.  What makes a stool fit into the “modern farmhouse” category? Well here are a few key items to look for:  Simplistic Design – Less is more here. Backless styles that take up less room are great. Stools with backs are more comfortable, but choose one with a simple ... Read More

File under: Barstools, Design, Trends

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

File under: Barstools, Design, Furniture

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

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

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

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

File under: Barstools, Design, Furniture

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

File under: Barstools, Design, Trends

Stock, Special, and Custom Orders… What’s the difference?

November 9, 2014

Have you ever gone to a furniture store that has 30 recliners, but they were all in some shade of brown? Were you looking to buy a pool table, but really wished you could match the wood stain to your built-in bar? Well look no further! At Peters Billiards we specialize in those one-of-a-kind or just plain hard to find furniture pieces. There are a few things you might want to know about special orders. Let’s take a look ... Read More

WHAT’S TRENDING? Industrial, Reclaimed, and Vintage

October 13, 2014

Industrial, reclaimed, and vintage are all popular trends in the furniture industry today. This trend is evident from the "mom and pop" shops to high end designer brands. From actual vintage pieces to re-created looks, the market place is full of options. Sustainability has moved to the forefront and driven this look. Wrok-out, aged, weathered, distressed, and antiqued are all words to describe this style which is evident in a... Read More

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: Barstools, Design

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: Barstools, Design, Furniture

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

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