I remembered my grandfather's typewriter again and started playing with it, and then i thought i'd make a case based in its colours and buttons. (Hard case, snap one case and scratch-resistant vynil skin).
I like how the window sort of divides the view in two, the bright part and ... the not so bright part. And the plant life that's covering a damn spray tag on the water tower.
Now the room wasn't dark of course; it was actually cozy with warm colors, wooden floor and a fireplace. A camera flash could be used to bounce light on the ceiling and brighten things up in the capture, but that could ruin the visual cues by removing the framing and making the brightness uniform.