In a pared-down palette, Ali's prints look chic, not chaotic. "I like an eclectic look that's easy to live with," she says. The key: Stick to a few calm colors (here, mushroom and cream), and vary the designs' scale.
Next to a light-filled window, an antique chair — bought at a sidewalk sale for $30 — transforms this nook into a cozy reading spot. "We want to take advantage of every part of our small house and not waste any corner," Ali says.
"When I shop for my site, I often have my own home in mind," says Ali. So it's no surprise that one of these handmade recycled-paper bowls ($15 to $25, ) found its way to her bedside table.
Ali keeps her bedside table simple with a chrome desk lamp and a tiny, hand-blown tea glass ($8, ), but she fits in a personal touch. "My husband Jonny is from London, so we have some small nods to his English heritage around our home, including this book," says Ali.
The framed prints behind the couch are from a book passed down by Ali's great-grandmother. "I love mi new and old," says Ali. The throws ($85, ) are made by Ecuadorian weavers and the paper bowls ($32, ) are made in Swaziland.
Ali's living room proves that eco-friendly décor can be chic: The coffee table is made from reclaimed wood and the poufs are made of recycled canvas bags.