We're remodeling our kitchen/dining room with a cathedral ceiling. We want the old-style beams showing. Its an old 1920's house and its a sloped roof over that area, no 2nd floor and the old beams from the original flat ceiling weren't supporting anything. How can i insulate it so the old fullsize 2x6's and 2x8's are still showing, or do I just have to insulate up in the soffit area and no insulation between the beams. I was thinking maybe 1" styrofoam insulation and then wainscote or pine strips over it to look like a wooden ceiling. Any ideas? I can add a few pics of the area i'm talking about if needed.

Bill