I remember when Emily Henderson first helped to introduce Samsung’s Frame TV several years ago. Like everyone interested/obsessed with design, I was intrigued and excited about a TV that displayed art but in the old #farmhousedialfano, we only had one room suitable for a large TV and a) didn’t want to waste such a beautiful TV on a small size and b) our primary TV worked fine. Fast forward to this past June when we moved to the new house! And gained a living space which meant NEW TV!
I felt strongly about getting the Frame (and not just because I’ve long wanted one) but because the TV is in what we call the “big room” which houses the kitchen, secondary living and dining spaces. I want the TV to blend and not just have a massive black hole on the wall when it’s not on since we got a 65”. The Frame sits flush against the wall with NO visible cords and you can swap in/out different bezels (we have the modern teak one and love its versatility) to customize even further. While we’re still not entertaining a ton, being able to turn on the art when people are here is just awesome!
There are plenty of reviews of the actual TV out there so I’ll just say that we really do love it and think it’s worth the price. And I’ve been having so much fun downloading art from longtime favorites like Juniper Print Shop and learning of new resources on Etsy in particular that I’ve rounded up some of my top vintage or vintage inspired pieces AND created a shop page with even more! These are all specifically formatted for the Frame.
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I do have a few related tips about the TV and displaying art…the first is that you’ll want to play around with the art settings to make everything look the most realistic. In general though, I find that most pieces look better without a mat. Second, depending on where the TV is located, darker art might look somewhat glare-y. For instance, ours is opposite a window so at different times of the day, you can see the window reflected in the TV. Light colored designs look better when the sun is shining bright. And finally, double check the model of your TV before ordering the bezel as they are model/year specific. We learned the hard way, having first ordered one for an older model TV.
Thinking this could become a seasonal series so the next one can be winter or holiday themed?! In the meantime, you can see everything I’ve saved over in the Frame TV Shop.
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