For speed I would normally try to do all of the photo-manipulation in Lightroom, but here patching images needed Photoshop to combine the two images.
With most interior design photography you have to manage with available light. It would be far too time-consuming to set up lighting for whole rooms – especially one as large as this one. So the shot was taken knowing I would have to lighten the left hand side of the image. I also took the same photograph with the room’s lights turned on, which made the room appear too yellow so the image wasn’t used.
The biggest problem with this photograph was the bright reflection on the print to the right of the fireplace. This is pretty well impossible to fix in Lightroom, so here I used Photoshop to fix the problem by copying part of a second image as a patch.