This really isn’t so bad, and it does give you some good ideas: when you light an alcove, make sure you calibrate the illumination juuuuust below the threshold of usefulness, so you have to add small spotlights.

Anyone who grew up in the 70s knows the name of that little desk lamp: it's a Tensor.

Notice the additional phone - proof that these people were really doing OK. To have a second phone in such a useful location wasn't exactly a luxury, but it wasn't all that common, either.