Sep 29, 2017

Interiors: Contemporary Comfort in Inlet Beach


When Mark Humphreys decided to build The Pointe, a 68-unit condominium property on 30A, it was a project he took very seriously. As an early homeowner in neighboring Rosemary Beach — where he purchased the third house under construction in the community 15 years ago — he felt a responsibility to contribute something beautiful to the thoroughfare. “This is a very personal project to me,” he says. “I spent more time on this property than any other property; 30A is a very special place.”

Drawing inspiration from world-class resorts across the Caribbean, Mark wanted to create a resort lodging development that felt hip and modern but still respectful to Rosemary Beach. The building’s white exterior, accented by chrome and natural wood, feels clean and contemporary, with natural vegetation surrounding the property and a tropical-inspired pool deck filled with palm trees at the center. For the interiors of the two- and three-bedroom condos, HPA Design Group continued the chic, Caribbean-inspired aesthetic with a neutral palette, modern furniture and an open floor plan. The Pointe, which opened earlier this year, won an Aurora Award from The Southeast Building Conference for the Best Multi-Family Housing Community.

  • To continue the “clean, open feel,” designer Chelsea Dora-Shibley chose white leather for the bar stools and dining chairs and a neutral fabric for the sofas. All of the furniture — both interior and exterior — comes from Restoration Hardware, one of Mark’s personal favorites for its universal appeal and timeless design.
  • Soft hues of white, cream, gray and tan blend seamlessly to create a calming oasis in the master suite. Shutters above the soaking tub open to the bedroom, a design touch that was inspired by a resort in California.
  • The kitchen countertops were made from recycled materials, and all 68 units feature gas cooktops. The kitchens come equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and are fully stocked with cookware and utensils, making it a breeze for guests to prepare or cater in a meal.

Photographs by Tim Kramer and Daniel Meigs

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