Houzz is the new way to design your home.
Outside mount shades
Inside mount shades
curtains + bed
stained treads, painted rise
exposed stud walls (stairwell)
stairwell bookcase -- staggered as you go up
face a full-length window by putting mirror w/ moulding in stairwell
cool light fixture in the stairwell
window to kitchen in stairwell?
bathroom idea -- bench? built-in storage. roman shades on window.