A multi-toned wood ceiling stretches all the way down the wall behind the television in the living room and matches the 10 inch wide white oak flooring below. It’s one of the first things that draws the eye when people walk into the new Monaco model at Esplanade Lake Club in Fort Myers. The new model by Seagate Development Group added creative elements like this to make their newest home a stand out.
“I think you need a memory point in each home and this is a memory point,” said Cynde Thompson, interior designer with Theory Design.

“We knew that it was a large room and we had to break it up visually,” said Adriene Ged, an interior designer with Theory Design. “Instead of having so much dry wall we wanted to make your eye look up. That was our thought process with that.”
Brett Backus, vice president of sales and marketing for Seagate Development Group, said homes need focal points that people will remember.

“When you walk in the front door it is the wow factor,” Backus explained. “It is the looking out at the lake and the high end finish level.”
The entry opens to a great room that then opens to the lanai.

The lanai has a large section under roof with a sitting area, dining area and outdoor kitchen. There is also a linear fireplace that is two sided so you can see it from the pool side too. Screens come down at the push of a button. Beyond the screens is the pool and raised spa.
Inside the great room has a living room with two beige couches, two beige chairs, two rectangular wood coffee tables and a flat screen above a light black cabinet. Indented bookshelves are lined with wallpaper in earthy tones. The kitchen has four chairs with woven seats by the island. The sleek white cabinets are contrasted by black handles and the black cabinet wine bar area.

Ged says the kitchen is one of her favorite creations.

“I think the kitchen with the full wall backsplash is really special,” Ged said. “It is the same slab on the island. I like that because it is not something you see all the time.”
Decorators with Theory design chose White Beauty Quartzite for the backsplash wall and the countertops.

The dining area extends from the kitchen and has a rectangular table that is large enough to seat eight. The den, that is right off the entrance, has a chair and bookshelves with a bottom shelf that sticks out providing a long desk.

The master suite begins with a morning bar with a refrigerator. The bedroom has a king sized bed in light gray that matches the light gray dresser. There are two tweed chairs by the window and a single glass door that leads to the lanai. A leather cream colored bench sits at the foot of the bed. Two large black night tables on either side of the bed add color contrast. The wood beams in the ceiling match the floor below.
The bathroom continues the contrast colors with its black and white cabinets.

One of the guest suites has a king sized bed in white and dark gray. A geometric sculpture over bed matches the pattern in the throw pillows. The other guest room has a queen sized bed in light gray and white with a wooden headboard. This room has sliding glass doors that lead to the lanai. Both guest rooms have a bathroom and walk in closet.

Seagate Development Group is known for putting a refrigerator in the laundry room of all its homes. Backus says this is a great way to have the extra refrigeration space without putting the appliance in a hot garage. The model also features a drop zone by the garage entrance with a padded beige bench with black trim and black pillows and a wooden wall with hooks.

“This is our flagship model,” Backus said.

The model spans 3,299 square feet under air and 5,305 total square feet. It has three bedrooms and a study, three full and one half bathrooms, and a three car garage. The model is for sale for $2.35 million.

Esplanade Lake Club is a new Taylor Morrison community with residences by Taylor Morrison, villas by Pulte and single family custom homes by Seagate Development. There will be 637 front doors , on the 778 acres of land, at buildout. The community will have pickleball, a resort style pool, clubhouse, fitness center and Bahama grill. There will be community docks and people can have their own dock. The gated community is on a 352 acre lake that is deep enough for power boating.
“This lake is like green and blue,” Backus boasted. “It is Caribbean and it is like 40 feet.”

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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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