This post is in partnership with Samsung Frame TV. All ideas, opinions and excitement are my own.
Can you find the television in this post?
When we purchased our current home, we struggled to decide which of the two rooms would be the family room that we’d gather to watch tv. One was smaller, just off the entryway with bookcases, a fireplace and was adjacent to the kitchen. The other was a larger, more removed space that lacked character, but would have been easier to hide that big black thing – aka the tv.
We ultimately decided to sacrifice design for convenience and family togetherness, placing the big black screen over the fireplace off the entryway. We loved it – when it was on. The kids could decompress after school while I made dinner, but when we weren’t using it, it felt like it overpowered the entire room.
The tv was the first thing you’d see when you entered our home, which didn’t exactly feel like a warm welcome.
We’ve been planning a fireplace makeover for the past few years, but it seemed like a moot point when we’d just place the black tv above the mantel again. I didn’t want to paint the brick, but I hoped to minimize it for a more timeless, traditional look. I dreamt of a fireplace filled with character and couldn’t get over all those inspiration photos with a beautiful piece of framed art hanging above the mantle.
Then, I saw a tv that looks like art. It hangs like art, it’s framed like art and you have a gallery of 100 pieces of art to choose from. I couldn’t believe my eyes and immediately started making plans to finally execute our fireplace makeover and living room refresh.
The fireplace is beautiful, and it’s everything I hoped it would be. However, the highlight of the room is The Frame. It completely transformed the space! It’s so beautiful and feels fresh. I have to do a double take each time I pass by because you’d never guess it was a tv if you didn’t know! The Frame is so minimal and with the No Gap Wall-mount, mounts flush against the wall, just like art.
The Frame is Chris’ Christmas gift, but shhhh it’s really the best gift I’ve given myself – a tv that blends design and function, something I attempt to do throughout our home. The Frame was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things this year and now it’s ours, too.
Unlike art, it’s easily interchangeable. I can’t decide which is my favorite, our Christmas card photo, a photograph of my mom and uncle on their Christmas card from the 50’s or the piece by Yun-Kyung Jeong for the Samsung Collection. Fortunately, I don’t have to! I can change it with the click of a button on the remote or the app on my phone!
Art Sources for Frame TV
Many of the sources below are in the public domain, free of copyright. You’ll often find prints of these available in boutiques, online stores and big box stores, but “you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.”
- Art Institute of Chicago
- BioDiversity Heritage Library
- The Cleveland Museum of Art
- Indianapolis Museum of Art
- J Paul Getty Museuem
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- The Met
- Missouri History Museum
- Moma UK
- National Gallery of Art
- Saint Louis Art Museum
- Paris Musée
- The Walters Art Gallery
- Yale Center for British Art
- Yale University Art Gallery
- Stock Photos (available for purchase)
- Samsung Store
I still can’t believe my eyes. I love how warm and inviting our living room feels and already cherish the time we’ve spent snuggling up on the sofa watching Christmas movies together – enjoying the best of both worlds this holiday season.
Art or TV? You decide. Have you been waiting your whole life for The Frame, like me?