basement board and batten--this is a great idea. Continue this on that basement wall to add more interest and lighten it up.
more open staircase feel
Under the stairs integrated workspace
Full height wooden bannister offers screening from, but also a view of the stairs . like the lights along stairs
Teds Woodworking - French designer Alexandre Pain created Rossignol, a custom designed wood shelf and railing system that can be used to store books and act as a guard rail for the staircase. - Projects You Can Start Building Today