From the acutal stairs coming into the room:
And of the other side of the room:
I actually really love it. It's SUCH a different room from when we viewed and bought the house, it's ridiculous. And yes, it's a bit messy in the pics, but it's a bit messy most of the time, so there you go.
And also yes, that's a pot at the foot of the red chair-we came back from visiting family to a lovely little leak on the floor. Merry Christmas new homeowner's! It hasn't leaked since and we had someone by to look at it yesterday and it's most likely all fixed now that he's caulked the poop out of it. But we're advised to keep the decorative floor pot there until there's a nice sunny day to melt the snow just to make sure. Nice, huh?