The Bold & The Beautiful

The recession is over and the Great Room—with all its glorious space and comfort—is back


Photo by Dan Contelmo Jr.

Just a few years ago, it seemed that Great Rooms—a sign to many of conspicuous consumption, the subprime mortgage nightmare, and the recession’s most embarrassing mascot, the McMansion—were destined to be a thing of the past. But, while ostentation may be out, the comfy, cozy, spacious Great Room is back. Here, five Valley great rooms we love—and tips for how to get these looks in your own home.

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