Fort Myers Seagate Development Group’s completed Captiva model at Hill Tide Estates showcases an interior created by Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi. A sales contract for the stunning model is pending. Hill Tide Estates is a 9.98-acre gated enclave located on the southern tip of Boca Grande. In addition to the Captiva model, Theory Design’s Senior Interior Designer Paula Myette is finalizing the interior design for Seagate’s furnished Bal Harbour model that is under construction at Hill Tide Estates. A third model, the Beacon, is poised to begin construction and will also feature an interior by Theory Design.

The three-level Captiva model includes 4,865 square feet under air with 11,184 square feet under roof. The ground level features two garages and a lower foyer. The first living level includes a great room, island kitchen, and dining area that open to the lanai, a study, and the master suite. The master bath features separate vanities, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower. The second level presents three guest ensuites and a bonus room with a wet bar. In addition to a pool and spa, the outdoor living area includes a pool bath, outdoor kitchen, and an outdoor dining area. Ruta’s design conveys a coastal feeling. Beige walls, blue and turquoise accents, and light oak flooring provide a connection to the community’s beachfront setting.

The Captiva’s lower foyer’s open ceiling soars to the top of the second living level. A staircase leads to the great room where sliders open to the pool deck and outdoor living area. The great room’s ceiling features beam details with tongue and groove trim. The feature wall showcases a media console and a television flanked by art selections. Furnishings include a sectional sofa, a console in white and medium wood tones, a cocktail table, a wicker end table, and wicker side chairs.

The kitchen’s island’s grey finish plays against a quartzite counter. Barstools with tweed fabric and pendant lights provide a gathering place. The white perimeter cabinetry features upper cabinets with glass door fronts and windows at the back. A gas Wolf range features a grey wooden hood. A walk-in pantry features a SubZero icemaker, Whirlpool refrigerator, and a washer and dryer.

A dining table with rattan chairs seats eight in the dining area. A door opens to the outdoor living area and pool deck. The outdoor kitchen features a gas grill, undercounter refrigerator, Nature Kast cabinetry, and granite countertops. A gas fireplace with a floor to ceiling stone wall is adjacent to the grill. A sectional sofa provides seating at the fireplace. A dining table features a greyish finish to match dining chairs with cream cushions. In the study, double doors open to a covered deck. The space features an angled tongue and groove ceiling with a white finish. Furnishings include a white hickory desk, a console table, a sofa and side table, side chairs, and artwork.

The master bedroom is finished in beige and white. The bed features a beige upholstered headboard with flanking tan nightstands. A morning bar with a grey base cabinet, quartzite countertop, and a SubZero undercounter refrigerator is in a hallway leading to the master bath that features stone flooring and grey-toned cabinetry with quartzite counters.

The second living level’s bonus room opens to a covered deck and features a wet bar. A furniture piece graces the wall on the opposite side of the room. Other furnishings include a beige sofa, side tables, a cocktail table, and side chairs.

Priced at $7,250,000 with furnishings, the three-level Bal Harbour model includes 5,198 square feet under air on two living levels. A ground level entry and a front porch are flanked by oversized garages. The ground level also includes storage spaces. A ground level foyer provides access to an elevator and a staircase that lead to the living levels. The first level will showcase a spacious great room, an island kitchen, dining area, study, and a second master suite. The entire living area, including the study and second master suite, open to a deck with a pool and spa, and to an outdoor living area with conversation and dining areas, an outdoor kitchen, and a pool bath. The second living level features a bonus room with a wet bar, the master suite, and two VIP guest suites. The bonus room, master suite, and one of the VIP guest suites open to a deck overlooking the Gulf.

Paula’s design for the Bal Harbour model will convey a relaxing coastal rustic modern style. The “at the beach” motif will be established by the home’s striking standing seam metal roof, Hardy-Board siding, and white shutters and railings. Inside, linen, white, and soft grey wall tones will be contrasted by grey, navy blue, and pear green accents. The palette will play against wire brushed white oak hardwood flooring and weathered finishes.

Priced at $6,500,000 furnished, the three level Beacon model features 4,792 square feet under air on the two living levels and two garages and massive storage areas measuring 3,858 square feet on the ground level. The ground level includes a lower foyer with a staircase and an elevator leading to the living levels. The garages flank the Beacon’s front entry sequence that features a staircase, a front porch, and double-door access to an interior entry foyer. The entry foyer leads to an open-concept great room with a wine bar featuring a sink and icemaker, a dining area, an island kitchen, and a powder bath. The living area includes pocketing sliders that open to a covered patio and the outdoor living area that features an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, a sink, an undercounter refrigerator, and a gas fireplace. The outdoor space also includes conversation and dining areas, a spacious deck, a pool, a spa, and a pool bath. A staircase leads from the pool deck to a beach patio on the garage level.

Theory Design has also completed the re-designed interior of a Showroom it shares with Seagate Development Group in the heart of downtown Boca Grande’s heralded Historic District at 411 Park Avenue, Suite 1. The Showroom is now open and features new selections, including a beautiful sectional sofa finished with white fabric, lounge chairs with light wooden frames and white fabric, a soft grey leather ottoman that serves as a coffee table, white leather stools that feature a light tan accent band, and other new selections are available for purchase. The re-design also included the introduction of new art pieces and color themes that feature key lime green and indigo accents.

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Purchasing Agent

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design is dedicated to excellence in interior design in both new construction and renovations for residential and commercial clients. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Our goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Work closely with Designers’ and Design Assistants.
  2. Procurement of furnishing, fixtures, fabric, wallcoverings and equipment and research on sourcing products for multiple projects.
  3. Heavy phone calls to follow up on orders, shipping, delivery dates, etc.
  4. Preparing purchase orders and entry into Design Manager software
  5. Matching invoices with purchase orders and delivery tickets.
  6. Assist with maintaining client, subcontractor, supplier, and vendor files.
  7. Plan, schedule, and forecast procurement activities
  8. Purchase general and specialized materials as directed by designers, and subcontractor services for construction projects.
  9. Review plans, specifications, and contracts to ensure the correct materials and subcontractor services are ordered and/or purchased.
  10. Maintain project files for multiple projects.
  11. Invite estimates, consult with suppliers, and review quotations with design team.
  12. Determine or negotiate contract terms and conditions, award supplier contracts or recommend contract awards as directed.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  2. Must be able to relate and coordinate with the finance department project funding needs on a weekly basis.
  3. Must know how to create reports in MS Excel and understand the Schedule of Values and budgets.

EDUCATION & SKILLS

  1. Must have knowledge and purchasing background
  2. Must have some accounting knowledge
  3. Ability to learn or have experience working with Design Manager software is a Plus!
  4. Must have at least 2 years’ experience in general furnishing purchasing duties.
  5. Must have computer literacy, including strong experience in MSWord, MS Excel (spreadsheets, pivot tables, etc.). Design Manager software experience is a plus.
  6. Ability to work under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  7. Good written and verbal communication skills
  8. Strong organizational skills a must, the ability to work independently with strong multitasking abilities.
  9. Knowledge of the project structure in a client/consultant business environment.
  10. Interior Design knowledge is required.

Quality Communication:

Communication skills, both in verbal and written form, as well as be able to take direction and work independently to meet deadlines.

Customer Service Skills:

The Warehouse Coordinator must be able to work closely with administrative staff and designers and provide a first-class experience to clients via attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills:

Ideally proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education/Experience:

Experience with furniture and décor packing and moving, receiving goods, organizing, and tracking of items by client.

Certificates and Licenses:

None

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
Finance Manager

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design is dedicated to excellence in interior design in both new construction and renovations for residential and commercial clients. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Our goal is to engage with clients and infuse their character and personality into award-winning interiors.
 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Finance Manager directs and supervises the complete accounting system and financial function of the design firm. This includes charges, billing, A/R, cash receipts, collections, A/P, payroll, general ledger, forecasting, budgeting, internal controls, and audits.
 

  1. Ensure updated and accurate financial records.
  2. Responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  3. Oversight of furnishing purchases.
  4. Oversight of all orders.
  5. Preparing purchase orders and entry into Design Manager software.
  6. Assist with maintaining client, subcontractor, supplier, and vendor files.
  7. Plan, schedule, and forecast procurement activities
  8. Purchase general and specialized materials as directed by designers, and subcontractor services for construction projects.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. MUST be fluent in Design Manager Software. This is specific to the Interior Design Industry. Resumes without Design Manager experience will not be considered.
  2. Must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  3. Must be able to relate and coordinate with the finance department project funding needs on a weekly basis.
  4. Must know how to create reports in MS Excel and understand the Schedule of Values and budgets.

EDUCATION & SKILLS

  1. A in Business or Finance is preferred with experience in the procurement process
  2. Must have knowledge of and purchasing background
  3. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in accounting and finance
  4. Must have computer literacy, including strong experience in MSWord, MS Excel (spreadsheets, pivot tables, etc.)
  5. Ability to work under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  6. Good written and verbal communication skills
  7. Strong organizational skills a must, the ability to work independently with strong multi-tasking abilities.
  8. Knowledge of the project structure in a client/consultant business environment.
  9. Interior Design knowledge is required.

Certificates and Licenses:

None

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
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Commercial Design

Your commercial space may have a multitude of possibilities and equally, more than a few challenges along the way.  Whether you are dealing with a project starting from the ground up or the need to renovate a preexisting space, Theory Design understands how to maximize your commercial space saving you time, money and hassle along the way. We work as a team with your building contractor to manage the schedule and budget for a seamless building process.

Renovation Design

We understand that your renovation project, regardless of the size of that project, can become a daunting and frustrating task. Theory Design will be there to guide you through the process from the initial planning stage, product selections, as well as coordinating with the contractor. Your experience will be a much smoother process with our design coordination. We understand the hurdles that can arise in the middle of a renovation including delays with unexpected site conditions. We realize there could be possible design alterations and are prepared to offer solutions to avoid delays and cost overruns.

Residential Design

The Theory Design team will get involved early in your home design process. We get to know you, your lifestyle, your budget and your style to create a Design Concept. We then collaborate with you, your Architect and Builder as well as the Landscape Designer to create a functional plan that reflects the Design Concept. We create your color scheme and interior details. We select and specify every element of your home down to the smallest detail. Theory Design is engaged in the process of designing your home from start to finish.

Interior Design Assistant

THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in interior design via new construction and renovations for residential and commercial properties. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements, the spirit of handmade objects and a timeless, holistic design. Their goal is to engage with clients and infuse his or her character and personality into award-winning interiors. 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist Operations Manager and Interior Designers
  2. Prepare and update finish schedules and various design presentations
  3. Organize multiple projects including information flow, communication, documents, samples
  4. Assist with furniture ordering and payment, follow up on lead times, coordinate deliveries and installations
  5. Facilitate warranty claims.
  6. Enters and maintains project budgets
  7. Maintains an advanced knowledge of the Design Manager software
  8. Pricing and specifications
  9. Assist with furniture installs
  10. Interact with clients
  11. Pick up samples and miscellaneous items
  12. Additional office management and administrative tasks

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Assists with client billing. 
  2. Assists with furniture installs. 
  3. Picks up samples and miscellaneous items. 
  4. Conducts additional office management dues and administrative tasks. 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Quality Communication: 

The Interior Design Assistant must be a detail-oriented individual with strong communication skills, exceptional organizational skills.

Computer Skills: 

To perform this job successfully, the Interior Design Assistant must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. 

Education/Experience:

Three-plus years of experience at an interior design company; high school diploma and two to four years of postsecondary education. 

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver’s license

BENEFITS

Group Health Insurance

401(k) Matching

Paid Holidays, Vacation and Personal Days

Senior Interior Designer

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THEORY DESIGN OVERVIEW

Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in interior design via new construction and renovations for residential and commercial properties. With a portfolio of concept-to-completion projects, the team is inspired by nature and organic elements as well as modern but timeless, holistic design. Their goal is to engage with clients and infuse his or her character and personality into award-winning interiors.

CULTURE

Our culture can be found where collaboration meets diversification. We channel our diverse experiences toward recognizing, achieving and perfecting the Seagate mission:

  • Peer Presentations
  • One-On-One meetings
  • Management Training Courses
  • Refreshed Marketing Materials

From there, our company celebrates the successful application of that mission:

  • Team Outings
  • Food Trucks and Treats
  • Awards/Honors
  • Impromptu Prizes

Every component of our culture is ultimately filtered through our corporate headquarters – designed with collaboration and diversification in mind:

  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Open-Concept Areas
  • Uniquely Named Conference Rooms
  • Hotel-Like Reception and Common Areas

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Communicates and works with clients throughout the interior design process.
  2. Sources interior finishes, hard and soft furnishings, lighting and interior details.
  3. Creates and executes design concepts, interior detail drawings and presentation materials.
  4. Creates finish schedules and keeps organized records of project details.
  5. Coordinates multiple projects simultaneously.
  6. Assists with order placements and management.
  7. Oversees project installations.
  8. Maintains an overall luxury experience by supporting clients with expertise and courtesy.
  9. Completes projects on schedule and within established budgets.
  10. Works on client projects as well as in-house projects.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintains a thorough knowledge of market design trends.
  2. Helps manage materials library.
  3. Works with contractors and vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Quality Communication:

The Senior Interior Designer must have superior presentation and communication skills, both in verbal and written form, as well as be able to take direction and work independently to meet deadlines.

Artistic Abilities:

The Senior Interior Designer must have strong artistic skills, including hand-rendering and sketching capabilities, with CAD experience preferred.

Customer Service Skills:

The Senior Interior Designer must be able to identify clients’ needs and provide a first-class experience to clients via attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the Senior Interior Designer must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Education/Experience:

15-plus years of design experience, with residential new construction and residential remodel experience required; knowledge of interior finishes, furniture, codes and construction process; degree in interior design or related field preferred.

Certificates:

NCIDQ certification (preferred)

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance – Effective Immediately
  • 401(k) Matching – After 90 Days
  • Ongoing Education (Third-Party Conferences, Seminars/Webinars and Networking Events)
  • Two Weeks of Paid Vacation
  • Five Paid Personal Days
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Gas Card

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