Affordable Home Finds
That Look Expensive
Outfitting your place can be pricey. But we've found seven great finds that look like they cost you (but thankfully don't)
Today's best hotels are designing their rooms less like generic boarding rooms and more like inviting apartments. The open concept floor-plans are outfitted with unique and eclectic furnishings, modernist lighting and bespoke amenities that complement your new surroundings. Case in point: Panama City's American Trade Hotel—an Ace property that's quickly become a go-to for stylish travelers thanks to its vintage charm and vibrant design. Here are a few interior cues from their guest rooms that you can use when pulling together your home.
Opt for a few pieces with a sharp, retro design. Whether truly vintage from the 1950s and '60s, or influenced from the time period, these items have an inherent masculine quality that will always look right in a man's place. Contrast them with some comfortable pieces that are more natural like a jute or seagrass rug or leather campaign chair.
Expat lounge chair,
$649 by CB2
Architect's boom sconce,
$375 by Restoration Hardware
Hand-woven jute rug, from $76.45 at Pier 1 Imports
$249.99 / $200 by Threshold
A Crisp and Calm Bed
Keep the bedroom clean, calm and simple. White sheets are always a solid move. Complement the white with a textured blanket thrown along the bottom of the bed and an accent pillow or two. A nightstand with a drawer will keep clutter and other items tucked away out of sight.
The hotel is located in Panama City's "Casco Viejo" or old quarter, first settled by the Spanish in the early 16th century.