This is a perfect combo of my two favorite ideas for that space under the stairs leading to the basement. A reading nook AND book storage and shelves . assuming that there is enough space for this there.
Under stairs storage: Awesome and attractive - don't have the room or the funds for glass fronted drinks cabinet or display case? Build it into the understairs space, and it would be fairly easy to add lights.
The space under your stairs doesn’t have to be wasted. An upholstered chair paired with a vintage chest provides a cozy landing spot near the front door, and personal accents like this grouping of vintage trophies is inexpensive and rich with patina.
Or just curl up in this book nook and never leave.
A Duplex Penthouse Apartment by Pitsou Kedem Architects. The new staircase creates a sense of separation within the interior, while tying in materials, like steel and wood, that you’ll see throughout the space.