The 1920’s house you have come to know has a small covered porch off the kitchen. When I bought the house it was brick and panelling. It was somewhat creepy to be honest with you. This picture was after my dad had added a door (before there was a small window where the door was added).
We then added drywall, insulation, and paint to turn a creepy porch into a very cute room. I currently use it as an office but it could be used as a nice sitting area.
In addition to painting the drywall I also painted the brick (which was the exterior wall of the house at one time) a warm salmon color. I also painted where an old exterior window was with chalkboard paint. I think it adds a modern touch to the room. Chalkboard paint can provide a place to keep a changing calandar, write grocery lists or to-do lists, or just house your favorite quotes.
You can find some helpful hints about chalkboard paint using this link. http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/how-to-use-chalkboard-paint.
Visit my pinterest site at http://pinterest.com/ahambric/50-shades-of-paint/.