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Deliberately mismatched Flor carpet tiles delineate a cozy reading area complete with a modern beanbag chair.

"Designer Melissa used a basic wall decal in both its standard form and as a stencil in the painted panel section," explains Apartment Therapy's managing editor, Janel Laban. "By trying something just a little bit different, she created a more unique take on a standard decor item — and had half leftover to use elsewhere in the house!"

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  • Photographer: Evan Thomas
  • Source: Apartment Therapy.
  • Products: Blik decal; paint stripe color, "Pewter Rug" by Behr; bean bag, Fatboy; Cubist side table, Design Within Reach; rug tiles, Flor.

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