Built in and Coffered Ceiling

We are building a custom home. The living room is open concept with the fireplace on the wall with the 10 ft doors to the porch.

Hubby told builder not to take built-in to the ceilings because he thought it would be too busy with the coffered ceiling.

The ceilings are 10ft and I feel like the built-in piece is not in line with the grandeur of the room and should go to the ceiling. (The overall piece will shift the right and become taller, wider and deeper with a connecting beam all across the back wall so everything “blends”.)

Design thoughts? PLEASE HELP!

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