I bought this chair (along with three others) from our local primary school last christmas. They were selling them for £5 each - I use the other 3 as bedside tables for the kids.
I love them because they are exactly what I had at school too.
The basket of plastic animals is a regular feature round here.
I am also having a major case of stairs envy here. Just loving these from Domino magazine. But not sure if we could carry off the unfinished look like this in our home - it would be a brave move......