Entertaining Design

A Blog From Peters Billiards

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

Now Trending: Modern Game Tables

January 23, 2018

Today we will look at a current game room trend: the modern game table. Classic octagon shaped tables have been around for a while, but things are changing. With such a wide variety of options in table shapes, sizes, designs, and colors available today the classic game table is taking on new life and creating the perfect addition the game room.  A couple of our U.S. based manufacturers have really worked hard to bring in ... Read More

File under: Design, Games, Trends

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

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

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 today... Read More

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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  &nb... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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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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

File under: Patio, Trends

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

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

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

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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

File under: Patio, Trends

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

File under: Patio, Trends

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

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

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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