A few months ago, I received an email from someone renting an apartment in Israel who asked for a “refresher” of the apartment. The first time we met, we discussed our options and step by step, we created a plan for transforming the dark apartment with heavy furniture to a light and breezy apartment. We repainted furniture in creams and different blues, and then added oranges, yellows, grays and hints of pinks to balance out the color palette. We added a lot of accessories (some purchased locally and some purchased online), textile and changed the light fittings. Remember, repainting and changing color almost always does the trick!