Press & Praise

Awards

-2021 Oak Hill at Quail West – interior design of the year single family homes $5M+

-2020 Streamstrong model at Quail West – Interior design of the year, single family homes $4,000,0001-$5M

-2020 Sonoma Model in Isola Bella at Talis Park– best outdoor living area $3,000,001-$4M

-2020 Sonoma Model in Isola Bella at Talis Park – interior design of the year, single family homes $3,000,001-$4M

“We are just thrilled with our new home furnished by the Theory Design team.  They created the perfect beachy casual but contemporary look that expertly compliments the home’s architecture.  Upon walking into the furnished model home, we could see ourselves comfortably living in it.“

- Sharon H.

“Working with Theory Design has been a pleasure. They were able to focus on my personal taste and provide cutting-edge design. Their attention to detail and personal service are second to none.”

- Bill D.

Press

Theory Design Renovates and Remasters 14.6M Le Parc Condo

Theory Design Renovates and Remasters 14.6M Le Parc Condo

Le Parc, located at 4951 Gulf Shore Blvd North, is a magnificent beachfront high-rise found at the northernmost point of Park Shore in Naples, Florida. It was completed in 1990. Through its floor-to-ceiling windows this well-known high-rise condominium offers...

Naples Penthouse Condo Soars to New Heights

Naples Penthouse Condo Soars to New Heights

Le Parc, located at 4951 Gulf Shore Blvd North, is a magnificent beachfront high-rise found at the northernmost point of Park Shore in Naples, Florida. It was completed in 1990. Through it’s floor-to-ceiling windows this well-known high-rise condominium offers...

Designing homes that extend the clients’ personalities

Designing homes that extend the clients’ personalities

DESIGNER Q&A BY CINDY PIERCE cpierce@floridaweekly.com The foyer, after (above) and before (below), was one small part of the complete renovation of a 6,000-square-foot, sixbedroom, eight-bath home in Quail West. Chicago native Ruta Menaghlazi has been in...

Theory Design Appoints New Key Team Members

Theory Design Appoints New Key Team Members

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 18, 2022) — Fort Myers’ leading luxury interior design firm, Theory Design, welcomes three new faces to meet the growing demands of its extensive services. This has proven to be Theory Design’s busiest year since its inception in 2018, the...

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior in Esplanade Lake Club

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior in Esplanade Lake Club

Southwest Florida is no stranger to tropical landscapes, waterfront properties and resort-lifestyle destinations. Therefore, artisans must understand how homeowners envision their future oasis to create a one-of-a-kind residential design that uniquely defines a...

Theory Design Named Top 25 Designer

Theory Design Named Top 25 Designer

Design + Décor Magazine – a premier four-state publication of visually appealing residential products – has named Theory Design a Top 25 Designer in its most recent Southwest Florida issue. It highlights today's go-to styles, industry insights and best work:...

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior in Talis Park

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior in Talis Park

Through regal wrought iron gates, over a dramatic bridge, and surrounded by a championship golf course lies a serene enclave most appropriately named Isola Bella. Designated the last neighborhood of new single-family homes in an undeniably luxurious master community,...

Theory Design Creating Interior for Custom Home in Fort Myers

Theory Design Creating Interior for Custom Home in Fort Myers

An internet search for ‘horse country homes’ generates countless images of cottage- or farmhouse-style residences beyond fields of majestic creatures. When a busy young family decides to move into one of those residences, it may take some out-of-the-box inspiration to...

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior Near Estero

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior Near Estero

Theory Design has announced that it is creating the interior for a custom beachfront home by Seagate Development Group in Miromar Lakes, Florida. It will offer over 4,900 square feet of living space and accommodate three bedrooms, five-and-two-half baths, and an...

Theory Design Creating Interiors in Isola Bella at Talis Park

Theory Design Creating Interiors in Isola Bella at Talis Park

While many would define coastal design as beach-inspired furnishings, shades of blue and green, and accents that draw in expansive water views, Theory Design’s Ruta Menaghlazi, Andrea Folcik and Emily Mastropietro are reimagining this popular Florida concept with...

Theory Design Finalizing Interior for Revana Model at Talis Park

Theory Design Finalizing Interior for Revana Model at Talis Park

Theory Design is finalizing the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Revana model – which is sold and under construction in Isola Bella at Talis Park. This is in addition to Theory Design’s and Seagate’s Monterey II, Sonoma and Olema – sold and...

Theory Design Hires Design Executive

Theory Design Hires Design Executive

Theory Design has welcomed Chris Hensley to the evolving brand as Vice President. In addition to leading the luxury creative team in collaboration with a growing list of residential, commercial and hospitality projects, Chris will focus on increasing brand awareness,...

Theory Design Finalizing Interior for Sonoma Model at Talis Park

Theory Design Finalizing Interior for Sonoma Model at Talis Park

Theory Design is finalizing the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Sonoma model in Isola Bella at Talis Park. It is currently reserved, under construction and slated for completion in Fall 2022. Theory Design is also creating the interior for...

Theory Design Finalizing Interior for Olema Model at Talis Park

Theory Design Finalizing Interior for Olema Model at Talis Park

Theory Design is finalizing the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Olema model in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park. The Olema is reserved and breaking ground soon, while Seagate’s furnished Monterey II and Revana models – also with...

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior in Fort Myers

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior in Fort Myers

Theory Design has announced it is creating the interior for a Seagate Development Group custom home off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. With over 5,700 square feet of living space, this two-story private residence will feature five bedrooms, four-and-three-half baths,...

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior Near Estero

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior Near Estero

Theory Design has announced that it is creating the interior for a custom beachfront home by Seagate Development Group in Miromar Lakes, Florida. It offers over 4,900 square feet of living space and accommodates three bedrooms, five-and-two-half baths, and an...

Theory Design Creating Interior for Custom Home at Talis Park

Theory Design Creating Interior for Custom Home at Talis Park

Theory Design has announced the interior for a custom home by Seagate Development Group in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park. Isola Bella is an exclusive 4.5-acre enclave of the last 17 single-family waterfront homesites in this luxury golf community. The...

Theory Design Finalizing Interior for Olema Model at Talis Park

Theory Design Creating Interior for Olema Model at Talis Park

Theory Design is creating the interior design for Seagate Development  Group’s furnished Olema model in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park. Isola Bella is an exclusive 4.5-acre enclave of the last single-family waterfront homesites in this luxury golf...

Theory Design Creating Interior for Monterey II Model at Talis Park

Theory Design Creating Interior for Monterey II Model at Talis Park

Featured in: naplesnews.com Theory Design is creating the interior design of Seagate’s furnished Monterey II model home – sold and under construction in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park. Isola Bella is an exclusive 4.5-acre enclave of the last single-family...

Theory Design Creating Interior for Monterey II Model at Talis Park

Theory Design is creating the interior design of Seagate’s furnished Monterey II model home – sold and under construction in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park. Isola Bella is an exclusive 4.5-acre enclave of the last single-family waterfront homesites in this...

Theory Design to Feature Custom Interior at Esplanade Lake Club

Theory Design to Feature Custom Interior at Esplanade Lake Club

Featured in: naplesnews.com Theory Design is creating the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s custom home in Esplanade Lake Club. Fort Myers’ newest resort-lifestyle, gated community by Taylor Morrison is east of I-75, just one minute from Gulf Coast Town...

Theory Design Features Interior for  Seagate-Theory Corporate Office

Theory Design Features Interior for Seagate-Theory Corporate Office

Theory Design is debuting the interior design for Theory Design’s and Seagate Development Group’s two-story corporate headquarters at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive. Located just off Alico Road and seconds from I-75 in Fort Myers, the 13,000-square-foot facility is a...

Theory Design installing furnishings at Monterey model in Talis Park

Theory Design installing furnishings at Monterey model in Talis Park

Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi has completed the interior design and is installing furnishings at Seagate Development Group’s Monterey model in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park in North Naples. A 4.5-acre enclave of 17 single-family...

Theory Design completes designs for two models at Quail West

Theory Design completes designs for two models at Quail West

FORT MYERS ― Theory Design announced Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi has completed the preliminary interior designs for Seagate Development Group’s Oak Hill and Streamsong furnished grand estate models at Quail West.  Both models feature architectural designs...

Theory Design creating interior for end-user home at Quail West

Theory Design creating interior for end-user home at Quail West

FORT MYERS ― Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi has completed the preliminary interior design concept for a custom grand estate end-user residence in Quail West.  The 4,542 square feet under air home features a French style exterior with grey...

Theory Design announces designs for two Seagate models at Quail West

Theory Design announces designs for two Seagate models at Quail West

Theory Design announced Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi has completed the preliminary interior designs for Seagate Development Group’s Oak Hill and Streamsong furnished grand estate models at Quail West.  Both models are currently in permitting.  Construction...

Theory Design Renovates and Remasters 14.6M Le Parc Condo

Le Parc, located at 4951 Gulf Shore Blvd North, is a magnificent beachfront high-rise found at the northernmost point of Park Shore in Naples, Florida. It was completed in 1990. Through its floor-to-ceiling windows this well-known high-rise condominium offers...

Naples Penthouse Condo Soars to New Heights

Le Parc, located at 4951 Gulf Shore Blvd North, is a magnificent beachfront high-rise found at the northernmost point of Park Shore in Naples, Florida. It was completed in 1990. Through it’s floor-to-ceiling windows this well-known high-rise condominium offers...

Designing homes that extend the clients’ personalities

DESIGNER Q&A BY CINDY PIERCE cpierce@floridaweekly.com The foyer, after (above) and before (below), was one small part of the complete renovation of a 6,000-square-foot, sixbedroom, eight-bath home in Quail West. Chicago native Ruta Menaghlazi has been in...

Theory Design Appoints New Key Team Members

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 18, 2022) — Fort Myers’ leading luxury interior design firm, Theory Design, welcomes three new faces to meet the growing demands of its extensive services. This has proven to be Theory Design’s busiest year since its inception in 2018, the...

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior in Esplanade Lake Club

Southwest Florida is no stranger to tropical landscapes, waterfront properties and resort-lifestyle destinations. Therefore, artisans must understand how homeowners envision their future oasis to create a one-of-a-kind residential design that uniquely defines a...

Theory Design Named Top 25 Designer

Design + Décor Magazine – a premier four-state publication of visually appealing residential products – has named Theory Design a Top 25 Designer in its most recent Southwest Florida issue. It highlights today's go-to styles, industry insights and best work:...

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior in Talis Park

Through regal wrought iron gates, over a dramatic bridge, and surrounded by a championship golf course lies a serene enclave most appropriately named Isola Bella. Designated the last neighborhood of new single-family homes in an undeniably luxurious master community,...

Theory Design Creating Interior for Custom Home in Fort Myers

An internet search for ‘horse country homes’ generates countless images of cottage- or farmhouse-style residences beyond fields of majestic creatures. When a busy young family decides to move into one of those residences, it may take some out-of-the-box inspiration to...

Theory Design Creating Custom Interior Near Estero

Theory Design has announced that it is creating the interior for a custom beachfront home by Seagate Development Group in Miromar Lakes, Florida. It will offer over 4,900 square feet of living space and accommodate three bedrooms, five-and-two-half baths, and an...

Theory Design Creating Interiors in Isola Bella at Talis Park

While many would define coastal design as beach-inspired furnishings, shades of blue and green, and accents that draw in expansive water views, Theory Design’s Ruta Menaghlazi, Andrea Folcik and Emily Mastropietro are reimagining this popular Florida concept with...

Theory Design Creating Interior in Custom Home at Esplanade Lake Club

Watersports, lakefronts and a casual atmosphere are often associated with off-the-beaten-path destinations and far-removed locations. But when Seagate Development Group started building in Esplanade Lake Club, Theory Design discovered its inspiration for a custom...

Theory Design Finalizing Interior for Revana Model at Talis Park

Theory Design is finalizing the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Revana model – which is sold and under construction in Isola Bella at Talis Park. This is in addition to Theory Design’s and Seagate’s Monterey II, Sonoma and Olema – sold and...

Theory Design Hires Design Executive

Theory Design has welcomed Chris Hensley to the evolving brand as Vice President. In addition to leading the luxury creative team in collaboration with a growing list of residential, commercial and hospitality projects, Chris will focus on increasing brand awareness,...

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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

Apply Now