A clever pet door in the mudroom allows the homeowner’s two dogs, two cats, and even visiting dogs such as this curious pooch to pop in and out on their own schedules. Because the animals have the run of the house, fabrics and finishes are durable and pet-friendly.
Door with dog gate: Woodstone Architectural Windows & Doors, 802/722-9217. Tile flooring (Benjamin Grey limestone, tumbled): Best Tile, 301/984-3399, besttile.com. Paint color (custom by designer): Lifestyle Interiors Inc., 540/253-5571.