This was a completely open alcove with the exception of the washer/dryer combination unit. We put in two shelves, two wood poles (one for the curtain and one for hanging clothes) and a battery operated light.
This has made use of the very high space that was going to waste. It gives us room to store our comforter, a blanket, all of the laundry supplies, and hang clothes!
In a tiny condo that has no other closets, this is a major improvement.
The curtain, just for reference, was one that I was sort of hording. It was one I had in my other house, but couldn't use in this one. I refused to throw it out because it was silk and cost me a good bit of money. It was laying in my basement in a plastic zippered bag for a few years. So I decided this was the perfect place to use it.