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Dreamy Dutch Doors

05.24.13 Dreamy Dutch Doors: Cotton Candy Magazine

Dutch doors are a simple add, but infuse immense charm. Have you seen them before? Dutch doors are horizontally divided across the middle. Both the top portion and the bottom half operate independently of each other, allowing you to leave one part open and the other closed. In past days, the Dutch door had an everyday purpose in an agricultural society. The doors would keep animals out of the farmhouse or keep children inside the space, while light and air entered from the opened top.

To no surprise because of the name it bears, this style of door was common among the Dutch in 17th century Netherlands and is often is depicted in Dutch paintings from that period. Though not needed for such utilitarian purposes anymore, the Dutch door surely provides old-school flavor for the modern homes of today. Take a look below.

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