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Art of the Television

I have owned 1 tv my adult life. I got one of those built in VCR tvs for my dorm room back in 2004. One of the last batches ever made (apparently in 2006, we all became dvd/flat screen fans*). I used that tiny tv in all of my apartments and it still works (kind of…). I like to joke it’s “vintage, they don’t make ’em like that anymore.” It’s small, compact nature made it easy to tuck away on a table, NOT be the focal point of the room.

A lot of people disagree with me that tv is not the focal point of the room. Most people probably plop down on their sofa in their living room and it’s facing the tv. If you’ll notice, the majority of my spaces do not show televisions. I hate them! Haaate them. These large bulky giant black things. And oh! hanging them above fireplaces? Because where else you gonna put it? I bet you I can find a spot.

Well, I was on Instagram the other day and I came across the greatest invention of all time. It’s finally here. Technology has caught up to what designers and bulky black screen tv haters have always wanted!

The Frame by Samsung! It is a tv or is it framed art? It’s both!

It comes in 2 sizes, 55″ and 65″ with 100 different artwork backgrounds. It looks like a 43″ version will be on the market soon, for those of us that don’t need a big screen (or have the space). The artwork will always stay lit, according to the light in the room. So cool. There are so many pretty pieces of artwork to choose from. No more plastic tv stands or a blank black hunk of plastic above your fireplace! It also comes with a nearly invisible wire. Just one! Now you can have art AND tv! I mean, folks?! I’m like, what wow, gimme!

Here are my favorite art pieces.

You also can choose your frame color. Customization to fit your gallery wall needs!

The beachy/french country client bought a large flat screen when she moved and hung it above a small fireplace (my opinion was not requested). I so wish I’d known about this tv then.

So, what do you think? Might you upgrade your set to The Frame?

*This is not a sponsored post. I just really like this tv (what!) and definitely want one for my apartment. Function and beauty collide!

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