7. Add a Dutch door. If you have the option, a Dutch door (in which the top and the bottom part of the door operate separately) can add a distinctly English cottage feel. It also keeps kids and pets out of a workspace
while still letting light and air in.
Paint the door crisp white or pick up one of the lovely chalky colors by English paint company Farrow & Ball. Try Pale Powder 204, Vert de Terre 234 or Hound Lemon 2. The Dead Flat finish is great for a matte, vintage look.