The lovely old European simplicity works perfectly with this old house, and can carry its own in a modern setting as well -- just take a look at these examples from Houzz.com:
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Rustic Window Panes
I spotted this terrace level garden/mud room while walking the neighborhood streets of Mount Pleasant in DC and, as a sucker for French-door style, was immediately in love with its charming rustic panes. French doors (and windows) are such great features in a home because of their ability to make an otherwise empty room still look elegant, but also to blend with their surroundings and not object to stronger decor.
Location: Mt Pleasant, Washington, DC, USA