The combination of stark winter and a new year has us seriously eyeing our surroundings. Suddenly, a calmer, white-heavy look is what we're after. Pinterest was chock-full of pictures so serene and calm-looking that we're just about ready to chuck out everything we own now and start completely, utterly fresh. Click through and just try to control that impulse to quietly tidy up and get after that zen look for your space.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.