Perhaps no designer is quite as synonymous with a Southern country aesthetic as Erin Napier – HGTV's Home Town designer who has mastered a traditional homey style. Erin's home in Laurel, Mississippi, inevitably epitomizes Erin's decorating ideology, but no space impresses quite like the living room, where she's found a way to enjoy TV in the most discreet way possible.
The question of how to stylishly hide a TV is nothing new, but Erin has experimented with one of the most imaginative solutions to date. It appears she has The Frame, designed by Samsung to act precisely as the name suggests – as a frame – that exhibits artwork when the TV is not in use.
For her living room TV, Erin has chosen artwork by one of her daughters that, according to Samsung, looks as good in the morning as it does at night with the lights turned on.
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At a glance, we would be forgiven for assuming Erin doesn't have a TV in her living room, as the space radiates nothing but traditionalism. However, between her fireplace and antique furnishings, Erin manages to enjoy her favorite shows – starting with Home Town, we would only hope. The best part of it all? It's enjoying a short-term discount right now.
50" Class The Frame |
Was $1,299.99, now $899.99 at Samsung
Designed to look like an authentic picture frame, this TV offers a billion shades of brilliant color with '100% Color Volume', that stays true even in bright scenes. Erin chose the modern beige frame for an extra $149.99, but any option offers the discreet TV we desire.
Erin Napier could have chosen any artwork, but in her signature style, she opted for one that was meaningful to her. Following the release of her book, Heirloom Rooms, Erin sat down with H&G to discuss the importance of sentimental possessions and their vital place in every style of home. This can be an ornament that belonged to our grandparents or a souvenir from a trip – or in one of Erin's many cases; it can be her child's artwork in the center of her living space.
'What makes a house chic is having possessions that are meaningful: objects that came before you, that belonged to your grandmother or mother,' Erin says.
Erin Napier is a designer and entrepreneur with a fine arts degree who started her career in corporate graphic design before founding her own international stationery company, Lucky Luxe. She co-stars alongside her husband, Ben Napier, in HTGV's Home Town and has authored three books, including Heirloom Rooms (published by Gallery Books).
Whatever artwork we choose, however, this solution is one of the smartest ways to hide our TV to date. And, if it's Erin Napier approved, we can rest easy in our investment. For more sentimental decorating advice, we're turning her aforementioned book below.
Heirloom Rooms: Soulful Stories of Home by Erin Napier | $23.18 on Amazon
This collection of personal essays and photos reflects on what home means to Erin as her family has evolved over the years. It includes interviews with influential friends on what makes a house a home. The photos and stories throughout feature well-loved and lived-in homes that are aspirational, relatable, and imperfect.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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