Is it a faux pas to mix exposed beams and coffered ceilings?

3 years ago

...because I really love both! We are building a new home and I'm trying to decide if I want to do exposed beams or coffered ceilings, or both! It's a ranch with a finished basement. The entry way and kitchen will have 10ft ceilings, the great room will be 12ft, the dining room will be vaulted, and the master will be 10ft with a tray ceiling. I want to do exposed beams in the great room (running the length of the room towards the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace) and dining room (beam running down the center of the vault with "fingers" running down the sides). However, I also really love the look of coffered ceilings with the white coffers and maybe tongue-and-groove in the recessed areas. Would that look really strange to do both in the same house??

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