One of the most challenging spaces to design is the alcove under the stairs. My client came to me with exactly this; she wanted to take out the original and dated built-in cabinetry, but didn't have any idea what to replace it with!
Working off of the rustic style that already defined my client's home, I selected a zinc-top, raw wood "x" base console, and tucked two cube ottomans underneath to add depth to the alcove. Hanging a round iron mirror was the perfect solution to awkward space above which is created by the pitch ceiling. Lastly, layering a succulent, artwork, and some books creates balance with the lamp while adding texture and color.