Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi is completing the finishing touches for the interior design of Seagate Development Group’s Monterey model in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park in North Naples that is now open for viewing and purchase. Completion of the finishes on the home’s exterior is progressing as planned and the model is on schedule to be totally completed next month. One of Talis Park’s most coveted neighborhoods, Isola Bella is 4.5-acre enclave of 17 single-family waterfront homes being developed by Seagate. Thirteen homesites remain available. Seagate is offering a full golf membership worth $97,500 with new home purchases and newly constructed custom residences at Isola Bella for a limited time. Ruta also created the interior for Seagate’s completed Sonoma model in Isola Bella that is now under contract. The neighborhood’s homesites can accommodate custom estate residences from 3,500 to more than 5,000 square feet.

Before entering the Monterey model, visitors are greeted by a cascading entry water feature. Once inside, they will be welcomed by a stunning Steinway piano. Priced at $3.995 million furnished, the two-story, 4,414 square feet under air model includes a foyer that leads to a sitting area, a wine room, a powder bath, a VIP guest suite, and an elevator. Beyond the sitting area, the plan features a great room, a dining area with a wet bar and built-in cabinetry, and an island kitchen with a walk-in pantry and laundry area. The living area opens to an outdoor living space with a view of a lake, oak trees, and a dramatic bridge. The outdoor space features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, covered conversation and casual dining areas, a pool bath, and a multi-level deck with a spill-over pool and spa. Upstairs, the master suite and a loft opens to a sundeck showcasing a scenic view. The master suite features walk-in closets and a bath with separate water closets, separate vanities, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower. Two guest suites with private baths and a second laundry room are included upstairs.

The Monterey presents a modern coastal feeling with soft neutral grey and white backgrounds, dark walnut, natural oak and ebony accents, and warm wire-brushed oak flooring. The clean-lined interior features reversed-soffit ceiling details with cove lighting in the living areas. The staircase includes cable and iron railings. The home’s landscaped entry sequence features a soothing water feature. A double door opens to a foyer with a two-story ceiling, an open staircase leading to an open loft, and an elevator. The foyer also provides points of entry to a VIP guest suite, a walk-in pantry and laundry room with built-in cabinetry and a refrigerator, and the three-car garage. A sitting room situated between the foyer and the great room features a reverse soffit ceiling and a view of a glass encased walk-in wine room.

The Monterey’s first floor living area includes a reverse soffit ceiling with cove lighting, an over-sized island featuring counter-height barstool seating in the kitchen, and a dining area that accommodates seating for ten. The kitchen features clean-lined cabinetry with soffits that convey a built-in look, quartzite countertops, a cook-top with an architectural hood, and a built-in wall oven. A wet bar is included in the dining area.

The great room and dining area open to the two-level outdoor living area with an infinity edge pool and a spill-over that provide a soothing water wall for those sitting by the firepit on the lower level. The pool includes a side wall with waterspouts. A custom spa features a sun shelf and LED illuminated bubblers. The lanai’s fireplace, outdoor kitchen, conversation and dining areas, and pool bath enhance the outdoor experience.

The upstairs features reverse soffit ceiling details, a morning bar with an undercounter refrigerator, and a loft that opens to a covered deck and an uncovered sundeck overlooking a water view. French doors in the master bedroom also open to the covered deck. The master bath features walk-in closets, separate water closets, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower. Two upstairs guest suites include private baths and walk-in closets.

The completed two-story 4,012 square feet under air Sonoma model that is now under contract features an outdoor living area with conversation and dining areas, a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, pool bath, and a custom pool and spa. The first floor includes a great room and dining area that open to the outdoors, an island kitchen with a walk-in pantry, a powder bath, and a VIP guest suite. A glass wall wine room and bar and a custom entertainment wall are featured in the great room. An elevator leads to the second floor that showcases a master suite with walk-in closets, a sitting area opening to a sun deck, and a bath with separate vanities, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower. Two guest suites, a loft with a morning bar, and a study or exercise area are also on the second floor.

Ruta created a California coastal style for the Sonoma. Wire-brushed oak floors combine with soft white ivory and tan backgrounds and wood beamed ceilings to present a relaxed, elegant ambiance. Prior to entering, visitors will experience a landscaped setting and a cascading water wall. The foyer leads to the great room and provides views of the pool and the outdoor area.

A custom wall feature is a highlight in the great room. A bar with a stone countertop anchors one end of the built-in. The space features a walk-in glass wine room as well as a beamed ceiling detail matching the flooring that extends into the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen’s island features a base with a matte black finish, a waterfall counter surface, and counter-height barstools. Rectangular windows set high on the wall provide natural light through the glass cabinetry. Wire-brushed oak cabinetry is complimented by quartzite countertops and a stone backsplash. A custom matte black architectural hood is positioned over a gas cooktop.

The great room and dining area share a pocketing slider that connects the interior with the outdoor living area. A three-level pool deck overlooks Talis Park’s splendid views. The top level features an infinity edge pool and a spa with fire bowls. The second level offers a seating area, and the lowest level features a waterfront terrace with a fire pit.

A staircase with wire-brushed oak treads and risers, a custom iron railing and balusters leads to the upstairs where a hallway features coffered ceiling details and leads to a second-floor sundeck. The master bedroom and one of the upstairs guest suites open to the sundeck. A loft space features a morning bar adjacent to an open area that can serve as a yoga room or study.

Seagate’s Jennifer Lofstrand is providing private showings of the Monterey model Monday through Saturday from 10:00 until 5:00 and noon until five on Sundays. She can also provide virtual tours via GoTo Meeting, Zoom, or Facetime and can be contacted at 239.238.0030 or at JLofstrand@seagatedevelopmentgroup.com. Drone previews of the views presented by each Isola Bella homesite can be viewed at https://seagatedevelopmentgroup.com/talis-park/.

Theory Design also created the interior for a new two-story, 13,000 square-foot office building that serves as the corporate headquarters for Theory Design and Seagate Development Group. The headquarters is located at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33913. For additional information, visit TheoryDesign.com.

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.

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. Assists Vice President of Design and interior designers. 
  2. Prepares and updates finish schedule and various design presentations. 
  3. Communicates redlines on behalf of designers. 
  4. Organizes multiple projects, including information flow, communication, documents and samples. 
  5. Assists with ordering and paying for furniture, follows up on lead times, and coordinates deliveries and installations. 
  6. Facilitates warranty claims. 
  7. Maintains showrooms and organizes samples. 
  8. Interacts with clients. 
  9. Creates customer proposals. 

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

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.

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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