An idea of how the place would look with drywall keeping the ceiling as is and darkening the beams to a more walnut color. or doing the ceiling in white also and just doing the beams themselves in dark is another thought
Bruno Moinard restoration of Hotel du Marc in Lonny Mag. Built in now serves as the guesthouse for Veuve Clicquot. Love the treatment above the mantle and the "mirror pleated skirt" in the entry. Def worth clicking thru to see all pics.