Staircases take up a lot of space, so why not use them for storage as well. Imagine each step is a box with a hidden drawer in it still allowing for additional storage or home office space beneath the staircase.
The box bay breakfast nooks built-in bench seating and Eames wire chairs offer space for casual dining and glorious views, not to mention storage underneath. While the right side of the nook has a window, the left end has recessed display shelves.
How to Build a WindowSeat ~ This would be good if my windows weren't so low to the floor. Maybe in my sitting room it would work. How to build a window seat from wall cabinets. What a great way to create extra storage.