love the 2 rows of alternating coat hooks behind the door with the high wainscotting~ Paint interior side of back door, and french doors in shades of light blue. Adds color without painting the whole room and gives a fresh look to old doors.
Good example of breezeway idea. I don't like the look or function of an attached garage, but I like the breezeway concept. It acts as a mudroom and a good connection between the house and cold/smelly garage.