Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday!
Here is our house up in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA all decked out for the Holidays. The great room has a vaulted ceiling with a scissor truss above, but we added the cross beams as a way to break up the space and add lighting. The Coast Salish lived in "Long Houses" on our Mitchell Bay 5,000 years ago for the summer months. It was "communal living" at its finest with partitions off the main space for each individual family that shared the Long House. So the house I designed on Mitchell Bay has one huge open space with the traditional Long House in mind. We rent it out as a vacation rental on VRBO.com ( https://www.vrbo.com/344649 ) with 4 bedrooms (2 mini-Masters facing Mitchell Bay West). It is great for a family vacation, where everyone can hang out in the huge kitchen and enjoy sunsets off the central deck facing West. Much cheaper then renting 4 hotel rooms! Blessings to all for the New Year!