Love the idea of the courtyard feel and the look of plants and leaves spilling over/down the wall (maybe add a ledge/trench for plants to the staircase and landing railing) - Bohemian Homes: Entrance :) - Bohemian Homes
> > > Unique Ways Of Displaying Photographs In Your Home - Frames Galore – Family photos gallery wall ideas (Third To Last Photo Decor) - Here is an assortment of picture frames that you can use for your own collection.
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.