This issue, we settle the debate about sacrificing style for substance when buying a big-screen TV.
Q My husband wants a giant TV, but it won’t fit with the style of my formal living room. Any ideas?
It’s definitely true that televisions don’t always exude elegance, but for many people, it’s unrealistic not to have one in the living room. Short answer: Install a wallmounted TV and hang art around it to draw the eye elsewhere. Long answer: Look for an item like The Frame, by Samsung, a 4K TV and piece of art in one. Designed to appear just as a picture frame would on a wall, it comes loaded with 100 pieces of gallery-worthy artwork, so when you’re not viewing your favourite programs and the TV is off, its Art Mode feature displays a piece of art on the screen. There’s one in the photo at right—did you spot it? I’m excited by this innovative technology—it will be per-fect for homes like yours.