Theory Design’s interior designer Cynde Thompson created the interior for a private residence at Windward Isle, a gated enclave of 28 single-family luxury homes being developed by Seagate Development Group just south of Orange Blossom Drive on Airport-Pulling Road.  The community was named recipient of the 2019 Aurora Awards’ Residential Community of the year award.  After the sale of Seagate’s Cayman II model, two furnished model homes and one homesite remain available for purchase.  The models showcase Seagate’s two-story, 4,276 square feet under air Grenada floor plan created by Weber Design Group and the 3,074 square feet under air Sea Breeze I model designed by RG Designs that was named recipient of the Parade of Homes Overall Excellence in Construction and Design award.

The private residence showcases Seagate’s Abacos floor plan.  Designed by Weber Design Group, the 3,065 square feet single-story Abacos offers both elegance and livability.  The open-concept great room plan includes a dry bar, island kitchen, dining area, study, three bedrooms, three full baths and one half-bath, an outdoor living area, and a three-car garage.  Because Cynde’s client enjoys both working and entertaining outdoors, a pool bath was added to the outdoor living area.

The client will be living in their Naples getaway on a seasonal basis and enjoy regular visits by their grandchildren.  Their primary residence is a traditional historic home in St. Louis that they have renovated over the years.  They wanted their Naples home to have a clean-lined, coastal feeling with a soft, elegant ambiance that conveys upscale sophistication.  With that in mind, Cynde’s color palette includes soft white neutral backgrounds, natural wood tones, linen and grey stained finishes, and pewter, smokey blue, and off-white accents.  She included natural, earthy colors by also featuring smooth grey stone tones, natural wood grains, shiny metals, and glass.  Art pieces and lighting in chrome finishes add a bit of sparkle.  The home’s wood trim is finished with low luster Sherwin Williams snowbound paint to provide a clean white look.  The flooring is Legno Bastone nine and a half-inch wide wood plank from Italy in a medium tone with a brushed grey wash.  Porcelain tile flooring is found in the bathrooms.  Every tray ceiling is finished with molding details to add interest and dimension.

The home’s foyer offers a tray ceiling with a custom layered wood crown molding detail and a dramatic contemporary silver light fixture.  Another layer of wood molding detail was added to wrap around the upper detail to add dimension to the height of the space.  The ceiling details are painted in a soft satin white to match the moldings throughout the home.  A pair of wall sconces that are favored by the client and shipped to Naples from St. Louis are set above an entry console.  A custom art piece is presented between the sconces.  The elegant entry space draws the eye to the great room and to the outdoor pool area.

The great room features a tongue and groove ceiling detail in a herringbone pattern and layered crown molding.  The ceiling treatment mimics the applied molding detail found on the great room’s entertainment wall.  The applied wood details are painted in the snowbound white paint that contrasts the flat eider white wall tone.  A chandelier with an open design and a modern feeling has a chrome finish and LED lights.  The great room’s dry bar includes cabinetry in a white snowbound finish that matches the perimeter cabinetry in the kitchen.  The bar area also features a mosaic tile backsplash.  Upper cabinets with frosted glass inserts and soft lighting accentuate pewter, silver, and white accessories.  Somfy automated silhouette shades in a linen color provide privacy.  Stationary side panels feature a light airy fabric and chrome hardware with decorative finials.

Furnishings in the great room include a linen sofa with smoked blue accent pillows that blend with a hand knotted area rug with a light traditional pattern.  Other furnishings include two upholstered swivel chairs in a linen fabric, a pair of accent chairs in a medium wood tone, a nesting table with a pewter finish, a circular end table with an antiqued mirrored top and a large crystal table lamp, an entertainment credenza with a two-tone dark walnut surround, white glazed door fronts and large circular pewter hardware, and a cocktail table with a herringbone wood inlay and gray metal legs.  Decorative collected items from the client’s travels are displayed on the cocktail table.

The kitchen’s mission style cabinetry is finished in a Sherwin Williams origami white tone.  The tops of the cabinets include a two-tiered riser molding detail while under cabinet lighting facilitates food preparation.  The island base cabinet is also mission style but finished in a darker grey brown finish called English ivy.  The cabinetry features eight-inch bright chrome overscaled hardware.  The backsplash is a mosaic tile in a random fashion of glazed  and glass tile mixed with a glitter glaze.  The countertops are quartzite in a natural stone-like pattern with white and gray accents.  Four counter stools in snakeskin leather on the outer back and linen fabric on the inside provide seating at the island.

The dining area features a rectangular table with an off-white glazed finish.  Eight side chairs and two armchairs include wood frames with soft fabric seats and backs in a smoked blue and grey finish.  An art piece adds colorful earth tones.  The study will function as a workspace and includes a desk, file storage, and a leather sleeper sofa.  The room is finished in a rich Sherwin Williams pussy willow tone to create a cozy feeling.  Somfy automated silhouette shades provide privacy.  Other furnishings include a leather recliner in a modern style.  A colorful art piece above the sofa is the room’s focal point.

The master bedroom’s king size bed includes a wood and fabric headboard with a custom Eastern accent ensemble with metallic painted colors in golds and silvers.  Circular lamps with a stone and chrome finish are set upon two large chests that serve as nightstands.  A narrow bench at the foot of the bed is finished in light wood with dark grey velvet accent fabrics.  A dresser displays a dramatic art piece comprised of Batik fabrics and threads in smokey blues and greys.  The sitting area features two lounge chairs and an accent table flanked by decorative wall sconces.  The client selected an overscaled floor length mirror with an eight-inch antiqued silver framed geometric relief to polish off the space and provide a dressing mirror.

The master bath’s rectangular porcelain tile flooring extends into the shower that also includes decorative mosaic tile details.  Mission style vanity cabinetry features a painted kelp-toned finish and chrome pulls.  The cabinetry is topped by off-white quartzite counter surfaces.  The wallcovering features a soft metallic pattern while the tray ceiling displays a square chandelier in chrome and crystal.

The client’s cherished outdoor living area includes a pool with a hot tub, a fireplace, a television set in a recess above the fireplace, and a conversation area with four swivel chairs in a woven outdoor material and weatherproof cushions.  A circular dining table with six armless chairs situated adjacent to the outdoor kitchen provides a perfect place for family gatherings.  A ceiling detail in a wood tongue and groove weathered wood finish, a screen enclosure, and lush landscaping complete the appealing ambiance.

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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.

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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