A view from the end of the upper room. The top picture is the previous version. All long and hallwaylike. Not inviting at all. It's not even a straight hallway! YUCK!
At the bottom is the new version, a little wider with different struts. Better? I think so.
The door at the far end leads to the central staircase. This room is almost exactly above the main room below, and the fireplaces share a common chimney, along with the kitchen. I think floors are the next thing to go in, that should help to reduce the over-lighting in the middle of the room.