Love this idea. Wish I had a staircase space for it, but I'd still love to use some of these design ideas for our built-in in the dining room. Bookcase at the office of the Dutch Architects of the Year, 2012
I don't LOVE the rug. but I think the green curtain, built-in shelves filled with books and the (presumably) sliding ladder are wonderful. Its missing a fire place, lots of cozy blankets and an oriental rug!