Great space saver! I would perhaps try recycling an old window frame .Using a multi pane window as the cover piece when it is closed. One could use mirrors, or an earthy vine garland intertwined into a few panes,padded fabric (bulletin board effect to match your style), or maybe favorite print(s) or photo(s) under the frame. : ) Maybe even painting w/chalkboard paint.
Corner desk with little bench seat - could work in our hall
david horvath minty vinyl figure: toy tokyo version