That room situation is exactly the range I am talking about and encourage a lot of workers to get detail in the bulb and shadows.
If you have both with technique then all you have to do is work on your vision.

BTW most of my work is with print solarization so the original neg is not as critical as would with night scenes or extreme lighting.
I am now thinking to fog the neg(solarize) then fog the print (solarize) at 30 x40 size to see what effect I can get.