Good exercise, and insightful discussion for me as a filmmaker.

I think the biggest issues are:

- Lack of depth (no separation from the wall)
- Key is too harsh
- Practical is pointless (lights a blank wall), unrealistic, too harsh and the lamp (as an object) looks very basic.
- As mentionned above, I find the colors uninteresting. Looking at the Lubezki shot, the blue from the glass is reflected on the plate and the light coming from the windows. The blue matches well with the gold and brown/burgundy. The white cup and black blower in your shot look boring and add nothing in my opinion. Just a few observations.

I have made some of these mistakes in the past. Thanks for sharing this and keep working on your craft! Would be dope to see an updated shot. Cheers.