Son Phil and I devised a strategy--I had a stained glass panel rescued more than 30 years ago from a house about to be demolished in Minneapolis. He removed the panel from its oak veneer surround (it had been part of a built-in dining room serving area), cut a hole in the door, and inserted the panel. We put it back on the hinges yesterday, and although it still needs painting, the result is marvelous.
Isn't this nice? The louvered door outside will disappear when we get some nicer weather, and this door will be painted (red on the inside, turquoise on the outside to match the shutters.) Now I can see people coming up the walk to the house. What a concept! And think how welcoming it will look in the evening, when I have lights on inside.
Daylight makes all the difference in the entryway. You may notice that the doorways aren't parallel--this is what happens when a house settles over 60 years--none of the many doorways are plumb. And they're un-plumb by differing degrees. One day I'll do a quilt based on that.