If you have the drawer space, what a wonderful idea! Instead of stretching and climbing to see all your spices in the top cupboard or on the spice rack, keep them accessible and visible in a spice drawer.
Cement floors, white brick, old windows, Clumsy mirrors behind lounge. I kind of like the idea of putting throws into a basket beside the lounge like that! Your house would have to be pretty neat so to avoid it looking like a laundry basket.