Fort Myers Theory Design’s Senior Interior Designer Paula Myette is completing the interior for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Bal Harbour model that is under construction at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave located on the southern tip of Boca Grande being developed by Seagate. A second Seagate model, the Beacon, is poised to begin construction and will also feature an interior by Theory Design. Seagate’s furnished Captiva model at Hill Tide Estates has sold. The model showcases an award-winning interior created by Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi. Theory Design was named recipient of a 2019 Aurora Award for the Captiva’s interior in the Best Interior Design of a Home Priced over $2 million category. The three-level Captiva model includes 4,865 square feet under air with 11,184 square feet under roof.

Priced at $7,250,000 furnished, the three-level Bal Harbour model includes 5,198 square feet under air on two living levels. 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.

The interior 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 white windows and trim, a 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 color palette will play against wire brushed white oak hardwood flooring and relaxed weathered finishes. The staircase will feature horizontal iron railings, white risers, and treads that match the oak hardwood flooring. Nickel gap and shiplap trim and strategically placed rustic wood beam ceiling details will be presented in select areas. The cabinetry in the kitchen and baths will be white wood in combination with leathered counter surfaces. The outdoor living area will provide a relaxing retreat, complete with an infinity edge pool with a spa and sun shelves.

The interior 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 white windows and trim, a 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 color palette will play against wire brushed white oak hardwood flooring and relaxed weathered finishes. The staircase will feature horizontal iron railings, white risers, and treads that match the oak hardwood flooring. Nickel gap and shiplap trim and strategically placed rustic wood beam ceiling details will be presented in select areas. The cabinetry in the kitchen and baths will be white wood in combination with leathered counter surfaces. The outdoor living area will provide a relaxing retreat, complete with an infinity edge pool with a spa and sun shelves.

Priced at $6,500,000 fully furnished, the three level Beacon model will feature 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 will feature a staircase, a front porch, and double-door access to an interior entry foyer. The entry foyer will lead 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 will include 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 will also include conversation and dining areas, a spacious deck, a pool, a spa, and a pool bath. A staircase will lead from the pool deck to a beach patio on the garage level.

The Beacon model’s kitchen island will feature two dishwashers, a sink, and barstool seating. Tall cabinets will flank the perimeter’s counter surfaces on either side of a gas range that will include an exhaust hood. A 30-inch refrigerator and a 30-inch freezer are also included. A laundry/pantry space off the kitchen will feature a second refrigerator, a laundry tub, a washer and dryer, and extensive counter surfaces and storage cabinets.

The master suite will be located on the first living level. The bedroom’s sitting area will feature pocketing sliders that open to a covered patio. A hallway leading to the master bath will be flanked by walk-in closets and a morning bar. The master bath will include a double vanity, a separate make-up vanity, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower.

A flex room on the second living level will be outfitted as a game room or study. Three VIP guest suites with private baths will feature pocketing sliders that open to a covered deck and a sundeck. A second laundry room and a pair of linen closets will also be included upstairs.

The Beacon model’s exterior finishes will include pure white backgrounds with black Hardy Plank body trim, black shutters, black trim surrounding the windows, an attractive entry door with four windows flanked by vertical accent windows, and a garage door with Shaker style panels finished in black. The home will also feature a standing seam metal roof.
Theory Design is also creating the interiors for Seagate’s new furnished models at Esplanade Lake Club and Talis Park. Ruta Menaghlazi, Lead Designer Adriene Ged, and interior designer Cynde Thompson have completed the interiors for Seagate’s Genova and Monaco models at Esplanade Lake Club. The designers are also creating the interior for Seagate’s furnished Santorini model that will be completed this month at the gated 778-acre community being developed by Taylor Morrison.

Theory Design 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. Three 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. 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. A new Sonoma model is also under construction.

Theory Design is headquartered at a 13,000 square-foot office building at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers that also serves as the corporate headquarters for Seagate Development Group. To learn more about Theory Design, visit TheoryDesign.com.

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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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