The staircase no longer leads to the wine cellar—the staircase is the cellar! Be ironic and have both! Winter coats and Halloween decorations (the contents of my childhood staircase closet) should be removed and moved to the attic or disposed of altogether—wine is more important than warm coats, and Halloween sucks—anyway, it’s been hijacked from kids by horny adults.
Apartment Therapy highlighted this somewhat under-stocked, but truly unique and polished storage space in an Aussie apartment. I’m sure the lady on the couch would be having a glass if she wasn’t worried about her stash looking awkwardly sparse—so she busted out a newspaper instead.
Bonus: limit your collection to Sauternes and you will have the benefit of your wine closet looking like a giant honeycomb.