The staircase in a home isn't usually seen as a destination. But with a little bit of imagination, this area can provide an opportunity for nook-making that gives purpose to an otherwise wasted space.

I came across this design trend while perusing Spanish-language blog VINTAGE + CHIC. In old cities, people make use of every square inch of their smaller homes, which is something those of us in New York apartments can certainly understand. Check out these ideas, and let us know about your own.