Architect David Langston-Jones tucked his office under the stairs of his modern house in Sydney, Australia.
Furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her house in England around the vintage pieces she's ammassed over the years. Her retro kitchenware rests atop unclutted open shelving that doubles as a staircase.
Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, squeeze out every cubic inch of storage, courtesy of a centuries-old design concept—the tansu.
Architect Chad Ludeman hangs bicycles beneath the staricase of his affordably built house in Philadelphia.
Steps leading to Michael Pozner's lofted bed in his modern Manhattan apartment offer storage for clothes.
Designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama stocked their London guesthouse with colorful furniture of their own design, like this bench and coat rack aptly placed under a staircase.
A twisting staircase in this compact Japanese house offers a convenient way to reach books on an adjacent multi-tiered shelf.