Fort Myers Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi and Lead Designer Adriene Ged designed the interior for Seagate Development Group’s previously sold furnished Oak Hill grand estate model at Quail West. The Oak Hill model’s stunning interior design was selected as Home & Design Magazine’s February Signature Home. The residence features an architectural design by RG Designs, and custom landscaping, an outdoor living area, and a pool designed by Outside Productions.

The Oak Hill residence includes 5,760 square feet under air plus an outdoor living area featuring an outdoor kitchen with an island bar and dining area, a conversation area with a fireplace, a pool with sun shelves, six bubblers, and a raised spa, and a trellised area with a fire pit. A parlour overlooks the pool. A dining area with a glass-encased walk-in wine room and a bar is situated between the parlour and the great room and double-island kitchen. The great room opens to the outdoor conversation area. The plan includes three guest suites, two of which open to the outdoors. A study also overlooks the outdoors. The owner’s bedroom features a sitting area with sliders opening to a covered patio. Walk-in closets and a morning bar are positioned in a hallway leading to an owner’s bathroom with his and her vanities and water closets. The bath also features a walk-in shower and a free-standing tub. Captivating ceiling designs are found throughout the home.

Ruta and Adriene’s design for the Oak Hill model’s clean-lined interior blurs the line between the indoors and outdoors. An organic color palette features warm white and soft canvas backgrounds with hints of green and black, including black window frames. The color scheme is anchored by light oak hardwood flooring. Numerous features bring the outdoors in, including a poolside trellised area and a shower in the master bath overlooking a garden. Floor to ceiling windows contribute to the clean, organic feeling of the design.

The foyer’s view of the spa and pool deck establishes the Oak Hill’s connection to the outdoors. The ceiling in the foyer and parlour features a reverse soffit with backlighting and a tray detail. Four chairs and a cocktail table are positioned adjacent to the walk-in wine room and provide a place to enjoy the view.

The dining room also provides views of the outdoors and a bubbler water feature. An island bar features floating shelves set in front of a window, a bar sink, pendant lighting over a quartzite counter, and an undercounter refrigerator and ice maker. Three windows offer views of the landscaping at the front of the home.

The great room accommodates a seating area with a sofa, end tables, a cocktail table, and four side chairs. A built-in media center graces the feature wall. Pocketing sliders open the space to the outdoors. One island in the kitchen offers seating and feature pendant lighting fixtures. A second island provides a food preparation space. The Thermadore appliance package features paneled fronts. A butler’s pantry is located off the kitchen.

The study features a window with black trim and a reverse soffit ceiling with rope lighting. The connection to the outdoors continues in the master bedroom where sliders open the sitting area to a covered patio. A hallway with a morning bar and walk-in closets leads to a master bath with dual water closets, a walk-in shower, a free-standing tub, and dual vanities. A window in the shower provides a view of a walled garden.

Theory Design is also creating the interiors for Seagate’s new furnished models at Esplanade Lake Club, Talis Park, and Hill Tide Estates on the southern tip of Boca Grande. Ruta, Adriene, and interior designer Cynde Thompson have completed the interiors for Seagate’s Genova and Monaco models at Esplanade Lake Club. The models are open for viewing and purchase at the gated 778-acre community being developed by Taylor Morrison. The designers are also creating the interior for Seagate’s furnished Santorini model that will be completed next month.

The furnished Genova model includes 3,892 square feet under air and an outdoor living area measuring 1,058 square feet. Priced at $3,084,000 furnished, the Genova model offers a modern interior that reflects a world travel style with art, fabrics, rugs, and accessories with global influences. Priced at $2,390,000 furnished, the 3,299 square feet under air Monaco model showcases a coastal beach style interior with a casually elegant feeling. The Santorini model that will debut next month is priced at $2,984,000 furnished. An island modern design style will pay homage to Santorini’s stature as Greece’s most beautiful island.

Ruta also created the award-winning interior for Seagate’s Captiva model at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave located on the southern tip of Boca Grande. A sales contract for the stunning model is pending. The three-level Captiva includes 4,865 square feet under air with 11,184 square feet under roof. 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. 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. Priced at $7,250,000 with furnishings, the three-level Bal Harbour model includes 5,198 square feet under air on two living levels. Paula’s design for the Bal Harbour model will convey a relaxing coastal rustic modern style. A third model, the Beacon, is poised to begin construction and will also feature an interior by Theory Design. 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.

Theory Design also created the interiors for five Seagate models in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park. Isola Bella is an exclusive 4.5-acre enclave being developed by Seagate. Two of the models, the Sonoma and the Monterey, have been completed and sold. The previously sold Sonoma model was named recipient of CBIA’s 2020 Sand Dollar Awards in the Product Design of the Year – Single Family Homes $3,000,001 – $4,000,000 and Best Outdoor Living Area $3,000,001 – $4,000,000 categories. Two new models are under construction. Priced at $4,350,000 furnished, the two-story, 4,577 square feet under air Monterey II model will present a coastal modern interior design style with intentional industrial elements throughout the home. Paradise Island wood flooring in a Bali tone will be set on the diagonal and run throughout the first floor living area. Priced at $4,650,000 with furnishings, the two-story 5,582 square feet under air Revana model will feature a clean-lined California Coastal Modern interior design style with a neutral color pallet, white oak wide plank flooring, and textural furnishings and design accessories. The look will convey a sense of livable luxury. The model’s spa-like ambiance will be established by an exterior water feature at the front of the home. Plans for a new Sonoma model are in development.

Theory Design also created the interior for Seagate’s new two-story, 13,000 square-foot office building at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. The building also serves as the corporate headquarters of Theory Design. For additional information, visit TheoryDesign.com.

Shop 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. 

The Shop Manager will provide full oversight of the Theory Design Home Interior shop in Boca Grande. Providing concierge level of service to everything you do.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee all operations of the Home Décor and Interior Design shop.
  2. Inventory
  3. Sales
  4. Prospect Data Collection
  5. Work with Director of Design to ensure inventory meets local demand
  6. Work with Director of Marketing to plan and assist with local events to drive engagement.
  7. Coordinate the tracking of prospects with the intent to drive leads for full interior design and furnishing clients.
  8. Assist with the merchandising of the showroom
  9. Place orders and inventory tracking
  10. Maintain shop supplies and coordinate the receiving of incoming inventory
  11. Social media posting support as needed
  12. Additional office management and administrative tasks

REQUIREMENTS

  1. 5+ years’ experience in retail home décor sales
  2. 2+ years’ experience in retail management
  3. Proficient in POS software and Outlook
  4. Must be detail oriented individual with exceptional organizational skills
  5. Strong communication skills
  6. Excellent customer service skills and experience
  7. Ability to determine client needs and vet the key contacts that could lead to full interior design and furnishing opportunities
Senior Lead Interior Designer

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.

INTERIOR DESIGNER CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Identifies and fully understands the client scope of work.
  2. Communicates and works with clients throughout the entire interior design process.
  3. Sources interior finishes, hard and soft furnishings, lighting, and interior details.
  4. Creates and executes design concepts, interior detail drawings and presentation materials.
  5. Reviews finish schedules and keeps organized records of all project details.
  6. Generates complete Interior Design documents based on Theory ID standards.
  7. Coordinates multiple projects simultaneously.
  8. Ensures accurate and timely order placements and ongoing management.
  9. Leader with full oversight of design project installations.
  10. Maintains an overall luxury experience by supporting clients with expertise and courtesy.
  11. Tracks project time daily and completes projects on schedule and within established budgets.
  12. Coordinates with Project Managers & ensures construction needs are met in a timely manner.
  13. Ensures project work is accurately recorded, billable time is documented, and reviews bi-monthly invoices prior to client submission. Invoice review with clients as needed.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintains a thorough knowledge of market design trends.
  2. Helps manage materials library.
  3. Works in close harmony 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.

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 Interior Designer must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.Experience with Design Manager software is a plus.

Education/Experience:

Minimum of 10 years as lead interior designer, with residential new construction 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
  • Gas Card
Driver & Installation Coordinator

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. Receiving of inventory, check for damage, file claims, RTV’s, label and organize.
  2. Delivery and Pickup: Driving to suppliers and vendors, clients, and other locations to pick up and deliver items as needed.
  3. Assist with furnishing installations.
  4. Ability to drive a truck and assemble furniture as well as hang art pieces, mirrors and other small handyman tasks that may be required.
  5. General office support; trash removal, furniture cleaning, stocking, supply orders etc.
  6. Communicates and works with designers throughout the installation.
  7. Coordinates multiple projects simultaneously.
  8. Positive Image: clear and professional communication with the design team.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Minor furniture repairs
  2. Disposal of packing materials and trash
  3. Office facility assistance; cleaning, supplies, maintenance, and more
  4. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. 21 Years or older
  2. Valid Driver’s License with good driving record
  3. Able to lift 70+ pounds
  4. Continuous standing, lifting, and bending

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
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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