Our living room decorated for the holidays

Today’s visit is brought to you by Samsung.

We won’t be spending Christmas at home this year; we’re about to embark on a family and friends road trip to Morocco. However, my girls and I really wanted to decorate our home for Christmas and enjoy the holiday mood at home. So instead of putting up a tree – which likely will die from lack of water while we’re away, or maybe even solitude – we decorated the house with fresh bouquets and branches, string lights and wreaths. I’m also very attracted to gold and saffron hues lately as you can tell… Here is a peek at our current living room situation.

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For our family, the holiday season is all about feeling warm and fuzzy. We’ve picked up a few holiday rituals over the years that each of us cherishes dearly. The holiday season is all about re-centering around us, our family. Staying in Pj’s until any hour on weekends, making homemade pain-perdu [French toasts] brioche as an afternoon snacks and binging on endless hours of movie marathons and holiday classics, while sipping hot cocoa and marshmallows.

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One thing I’ve never shown you – in my home, or on many homes I share on this blog – is the TV corner. Truth be told, you rarely see any TV on house tours, because most of us would agree that TVs are eyesores and should be hidden in photoshoots.

That is, until today.

Samsung recently launched The Frame, their new state of the art TV and a real game changer. Created in collaboration with designer Yves Béhar, The Frame features Art Mode to blend with your decor and become an integral part of it: your TV becomes an art frame when you hit your TV’s remote power button – kinda like a fancy screen saver on your computer. I mean, oui and oui again! Since we’ve hung The Frame on our living room wall, we feel like the room is much bigger: the little decorating objects are now spread on the former TV cabinet stand, giving the overall impression of more space within the same amount of square footage. I LOVE the fact that instead of having a dark screen, I can choose an artist’s drawing or photography, or upload my own pictures to fit my black and white portrait gallery! Isn’t it oh-so-clever? And if I look at The Frame sideways, it’s barely thicker than my actual photo frames, thanks to its no-gap wall mount. A true game changer, I tell you.

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Also, did you notice the absence of ugly cables on my wall? This is all happening thanks to a small cable, barely visible: the single, virtually undetectable Invisible Connection connects to the One Connect Box, and eliminates unsightly cables and unnecessary clutter. Hooray to that!

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Look, Miss Daisy is on my gallery wall, I mean my TV, I mean The Frame! Isn’t this pretty cool? You can download the Samsung SmartView app on your phone and upload any of your pictures on the app, which connects directly to The Frame. You can also choose from an extensive collection of more than 100 art pieces in 10 different categories – including landscape, architecture, wildlife, drawing, still life and more – to fit your decor and taste; the possibilities are endless! And when we want to watch something festive, we can switch back to TV Mode and get cozy.

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Shown above, Recursive Tree (2014) by Holger Lippmann, part of the Samsung Collection artwork.

Meanwhile, The Frame got me excited about the design possibilities this game changing TV offers. Gone is the TV we all need to hide, finally! I think I’ll update the black bezel with the light-colored Oak wood bezel, to add more warmth to my living space – it’s available in Walnut wood as well – and I may add more photo frames and maybe even some vintage portraits painted by my daughter to my living room gallery wall. What do you think? How are you preparing for the holiday season? Xo, Si-

 

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2 thoughts on “Our living room decorated for the holidays

  1. I like the idea of this. BUT I think I would prefer (in our next house) a screen that is hidden in the ceiling with a beamer as a TV. Something like that. And something like a funky orange Brionvega set somewhere in the kitchen, for during cooking. Personally I don’t really have an issue with a TV being a real thing with a bulky body. I used to have a big old wooden black and white TV on a low cart, I could literally kick it around the house (a loft like space) an use it all over the place. I loved that way of having a TV.
    I hope you have a nice time in Marokko!

  2. Ms Daisy surely looks nice up there! :) Yes, that is one cool TV that is definitely not an eyesore. Nice! ;)

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