Farrow & Ball Stiffkey blue and dimpse. If you can keep your eyes off the amazing stairs that is. The books in the stairs has inspired me. They are some of my favourite books, especially Harry Potter.
49 Clever Storage Solutions For Living With Kids
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.