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

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 n... Read More

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 sofa... Read More

File under: Design, Furniture

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

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 be... Read More

File under: Furniture

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 ch... Read More

File under: Furniture

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

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

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. &nbs... Read More

File under: Design, Furniture, 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

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

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 ro... 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 you... Read More

Save on Floor Models, One-of-a-Kinds, Discontinued and Overstock Items Now

August 2, 2016

It’s nearing the end of the summer and we are making room for NEW products daily. In an effort to always show the latest and greatest trends, along with the classic designs and styles, we have put a lot of outdoor AND indoor furniture on sale. We have a large variety of outdoor dining sets, chats groups, fire pits, accent tables and deep seating at reduced prices.  What you probably weren’t aware of is that we... Read More

File under: Furniture, Patio, Pool Tables

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

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

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

File under: Barstools, Design, Furniture

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

File under: Design, Furniture, Trends

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

File under: Design, Furniture

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

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

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

Leather Made Simple

November 4, 2014

Leather is everywhere in the furniture market these days, but some manufacturers can get a little sneaky with advertising. I’ve learned that less expensive doesn’t always mean a better deal. Many manufacturers use different leather terms to describe the material that’s on the piece. It might not even have any leather in it at all! “Leather” sofas can run the range from $399 - $5,000 or more and ... Read More

Stressless….Why Not?!

October 13, 2014

Have you ever heard of the famous Stressless® chairs? If not, you need to test them out. Part of the parent company Ekornes® out of Norway, they are by far some of the most comfortable chairs you will ever sit in. They’ve even been endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). So if you have neck pain, back pain, any other body pain, or you just want a great piece of furniture, Stressless® offers r... Read More

File under: Furniture

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 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

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