Thanks to Lieven Verbelen for the perfect background.
Special thanks to these photographers for their painstaking work in preparing their stock:
AbsurdWordPreferred for the window, and
JinxMim for the light fixtures, wicker, and garden pieces.
I made the moon by drawing a circle (ellipse tool) filled with white, then using the eraser, set to chalk brush at a low opacity, to create three "craters," varying the brush size each time.
Shadow/color variations for the walls and floor were achieved with Brightness/Contrast adjustment layers. Furniture and object shadows employed some Drop Shadow and mostly black painted layers with low opacity.
Night scene through the window was achieved using a duplicate background layer (using the window as a size guide) set behind the window, applying an Exposure layer mask, and painting selective light back in. Glass panes are white rectangles set to low opacity.
Two color adjustment layers were applied over the entire scene: one with greens made more vibrant, and one with an overall golden brown, set to soft light.
If I missed explaining anything, please just ask. (5 years and 1235 days ago)