The photos show that the new solution (top) has a much more pleasant ambiance. The solution is most convincing thanks to the highly homogenous appearance of the wall surfaces and the greater visibility of signs and pictures on the walls, which is combined with a pleasant and glare-free ambient illumination and a ceiling brightened by light reflected by the walls.
Before (below): the scalloped beams where the light intersected the walls produced irritating, irregular patterns. In addition, the ceiling and the upper part of the walls were in darkness, creating a cave-like character. Most of the illuminance was directed at the dark floor.