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Get This Look: Shaun White

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Extreme sports superstar Shaun White—nicknamed “The Flying Tomato”—is sellinghis remodeled Mid-Century Modern home in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. This is one of the many homes belonging to the skateboarder/ snowboarder/entrepreneur. If you’re a fan of chic Mid-Century decor in a prime location, plus a swimming pool, then read on for how to snag White’s style.

(Psst—enter our “Get This Look” sweepstakes for a chance to win a $45,000 home makeover by me!)

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Paneled ceiling: It’s a stylish way to add drama and warmth to a plain ceiling. The rich mahogany paneling on White’s ceiling reflects the same deep tones of his flooring, which provides a great contrast to the bright white walls. Looking for a budget-friendly alternative to real wood? Have a handyman or carpenter install Click Lock hardwood plank flooring on the ceiling. Here’s a beautiful antique birch plank, available at Home Depot for around $2 per square foot.

Cowhide rug: The cowhide rug has become a must-have for modern masculine rooms, and it’s a prominent feature in White’s living room. A good hide can cost upward of $1,000. Here’s a chic option from Overstock.com for only $230.

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Vintage bath: White’s home may be modern in architecture, but his master bath holds a few features that are reminiscent of the Victorian era. The antique-themed toilet and shower fixtures, claw-foot tub, and pinstripe wallpaper all create a feeling of a classic bath salon. Also, the individual sink vanities are well accented with lampshade sconces and pivot mirrors. Some of these vintage bath details are easy to re-create on a budget—here’s a great pivot mirror from Lamps Plus that’s similar to White’s mirrors, but they cost only $135.

Brass revival: Brass and gold have seen a huge resurgence in recent years, particularly in bathrooms. White’s vintage-style bathroom is punctuated by pops of bright brass on all the fixtures. This look doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s a cool option from Kingston Brass that has the same vintage vibe, but it’s under $60 at build.com.

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Saloon kitchen: White’s kitchen makes quite a statement with its industrial bar stools, reclaimed wood island counter, oversize brick-toned tile, and detailed woodwork. The resulting vibe is that of an old-school saloon, reimagined as a modern kitchen. The most powerful element of this look is the deep black paint on the custom cabinetry. If custom cabinets with crown molding and carved leg detailing are out of your budget, try painting existing cabinets with a coat of rich black paint, like “Totally Black” from Behr.

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