A TV That Looks Like Art…Really!

Is is art? Is it TV? Yep, it's both! #kellygolightly

I’m not sure if I’ve ever been more excited to share a product with you than I am today. Why? Because it solves the age-old dilemma of how to make a room look good – heck, even better – with a TV. Meet The Frame by Samsung. Yes, it literally looks like a piece of art. Here’s the scoop + before & after pics of what our family room looked like with our old TV vs. now with The Frame.

A White TV? Yes please! See more of The Frame by Samsung on the blog today. #kellygolightly

First, I’m not one to typically get excited about technology. Fred Baby thankfully leads the charge on that front. But THIS I am over the moon about. Because this involves design and aesthetics, and getting rid of a major eyesore.

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You guys saw how I decorated our Family Room, excuse me, Glamily Room, for the Modernism Week Show House, right? I hung a large piece of art, Swanning, in place of where our TV would eventually go. That’s because I didn’t want to ruin the look of the room. However, as soon as the Show House ended, we hung our TV up so I could get my daily injections of Bravo + binge all my favorite shows.

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And this is what the room looked like after. Womp, womp. Now, to be fair, we planned to hide those ugly cords somehow eventually, but it’s been 5 months and that still hadn’t ha­ppened and quite frankly, I didn’t know what the solution was. So when Samsung reached out about The Frame I was stoked. And here’s why.

The Frame Tv by Samsung - a TV that literally looks like art. Mind blown! #kellygolightly

THIS is how our room looks now with The Frame! Yes, that’s a TV.

Samsung Frame TV -- Yes, that's NOT art. It's aTV! See more on the blog. #kellygolightly 

It lays totally flush to the wall, just like a piece of art, thanks to a no-gap wall mount and invisible cable management (re: it gets rid of the ugly!). When you’re not using The Frame as a TV, you can press one simple button to toggle over to Art Mode.

A designer TV? Yes please! Samsung Frame TV -- Yes, that's NOT art. It's aTV! See more on the blog. #kellygolightly

The Frame comes preloaded with over 100 works of art in every genre, or you can upload your own photos.

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So one minute you can be watching TV, and the next your TV looks like art – which comes in handy when someone comes over and you want to pretend you’re fancy.

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Plus, it automatically adjusts to ambient light, so when it’s nighttime, the “art” goes dimmer to look more natural. It’s wild.

Breakfast at Tiffany's looks amazing on The Frame by Samsung - a TV that looks like art!

The screen resolution/quality is also astounding.

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Again, not something that I typically even notice or understand the technology behind, but the quality is SO crystal clear and vibrant, you can’t help but notice. (For those who do understand such technical things, it’s “4K HDR Pro, for a superior range of rich color and contrast with four times more pixels than full HD.”)

How To Decorate Around a TV? Hint: Use the most gorgeous TV that looks like art! See more on the blog. #kellygolightly

Also something I wasn’t expecting: Our old TV was technically smaller, but took up more space than The Frame. In fact, when The Frame arrived, I thought they had mistakenly sent the 55” instead of the 65”. But it’s just that the old TV had so much bulky black frame around the screen that it took up more visual space.

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With The Frame, it takes up less visual space, but your viewing screen is actually larger.

How To Decorate Around a TV? Hint: Use the most gorgeous modern-looking white TV that looks like art! See more on the blog. #kellygolightly

Also, something I never thought I’d be excited about: the remote. The design is incredibly clean, sleek, feels great in hand, and is uncannily intuitive.

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It’s actually really pretty and I was able to navigate it right away. Normally, I’m like a senior citizen when it comes to things like that.

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The integration is so good too. We no longer need our Apple TV box.

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Everything is on the main screen and there’s no changing inputs or any annoyances like that.

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If it’s possible to be in love with a TV, I am. And since I watch a lot of TV, it’s important. I was a radio-television-film major after all, so I’m just furthering my education. Wink, wink.

Can you believe THIS is a TV?! #kellygolightly

The Frame was created in collaboration with designer Yves Béhar and comes in a 65” model (which is what we have) for $2,799 and a 55” model for $1,999 at Samsung.com and retailers nationwide.

How To Decorate Around a TV? Hint: Use the most gorgeous modern-looking TV that looks like art! See more on the blog. #kellygolightly

Oh and get this! You can choose to change up the charcoal bezel frame that it comes with to customize the look if you want, as there are three different frame options you can magnetically (and easily) swap out: walnut, light wood, or white.

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Those are sold separately and I clearly couldn’t resist getting the white frame.

How To Decorate Around a TV? Hint: Use a TV that looks like art! See more on the blog. #kellygolightly

You can see all the bells and whistles The Frame has to offer on Samsung.com.

Best Looking TV Ever? I think so! See the TV interior designers use on the blog. #kellygolightly

What do you think? Isn’t it the most beautiful TV you’ve never seen? Which frame color would you choose?

 

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22 thoughts on “A TV That Looks Like Art…Really!

  1. Fred Baby

    I don’t love a lot of technology. I LOVE this TV!! It’s absolutely awesome. I love the look and how people won’t think it’s a TV, I love the white frame, I love the integrations with the cable box, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, YouTube. I love never have to switch the video source, and I love seeing our art on the wall when we are not watching TV. It’s really fantastic!

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    1. Kelly Post author

      Me too! Over the moon about this and I know every designer and design-minded person will be too. Finally, a pretty TV!!!

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  2. Liz

    This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!!! I would love to look at a piece of art instead of an ugly tv. Would love that control too. We currently have to use 2 controls…one for the tv and one for the video source. Such a pain in the butt!!!

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    1. Kelly Post author

      That’s what we used to have too and it drove me bonkers. I can’t believe how something so seemingly small like a remote can have such an effect on happiness. Well, that and a TV that looks like art. 🙂

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    1. Kelly Post author

      Hahaha, my first thought was finally some Jetsons technology! Is it weird that I’m more excited about this than my iPhone?

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    1. Kelly Post author

      Right? Such a cool concept. I LOVE the white one but can totally see changing things up down the road with the light wood color too for that boho Cali vibe.

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  3. Howie

    That is so rad, I am going to ask my daughter to buy me one for Christmas. Can’t wait for Santa this year.

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