This is a perfect combo of my two favorite ideas for that space under the stairs leading to the basement. A reading nook AND book storage and shelves . assuming that there is enough space for this there.
Not sure what I think about using lighting in side the cabinets in the craft room. Maybe glass front cabinets on top of it? I tend to put small lamps into book shelves. So we are going to need outlets in the bookshelves. Any bookshelves in the house.