Fort Myers   Award-winning Theory Design is creating the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s new furnished Monterey II model in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park.  Isola Bella is an exclusive 4.5-acre enclave that features 17 luxury single-family waterfront homesites with spectacular water and golf course views.  The homesites can accommodate custom estate residences from 3,500 to more than 5,000 square feet.  Ten homesites remain available.  Residences at Isola Bella are priced from the $2 millions.  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.  Seagate’s previously sold Sonoma and Monterey models in Isola Bella also showcased interiors created by Theory Design.  The Sonoma model was named recipient of CBIA’s 2020 Sand Dollar Awards in the Product Design of the Year – Single Family Homes $3,000,001 – $4,000,000 and Best Outdoor Living Area $3,000,001 – $4,000,000 categories.

Private tours of the Isola Bella neighborhood can be scheduled between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and between noon and 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.  Contact Seagate’s Jennifer Lofstrand at 239.238.0030 or via email at JLofstrand@seagatedevelopmentgroup.com.

The stunning exterior body and trim of the Monterey II will be presented in a Repose Grey tone with Caviar Black fascia, flashing, soffits, and gutters with a single-entry door and garage doors done in a stained dark walnut.  Side lights will flank the entry door.  The home’s Anderson 100 Series windows will feature black interior and exterior casings.   The exterior finishes will play against the driveway’s Tri-Circle white/charcoal pavers.  Black aluminum horizontal railings will line the pool deck at the rear of the home.  The outdoor living and dining areas will include a see-thru fireplace with black trim, a cedar tongue in groove ceiling stained in a dark walnut tone, and a pool bath.  The floor plan also includes a three-car garage.

Inside, the spacious, open concept first floor will feature a wide entry foyer that leads to an elegant sitting area and the great room.  The great room and adjacent dining area will include pocketing sliders opening to the outdoor living area.  The dining area will accommodate a dining table with seating for ten.  A wet bar in the dining area will include a bar sink, ice maker, and cabinetry for storage.  The kitchen will feature a large island with barstool seating for four and a spacious walk-in pantry and laundry room.  The first floor will also include a VIP guest suite with a full bath and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs, the master bedroom will open to a covered terrace and a sun deck with beautiful water and golf course views.  The master suite will also feature a double-door entry to a vestibule, two walk-in closets, and a master bath with double vanities, a free-standing tub, a walk-in shower with a linear drain, and his and her water closets.  The second floor will include two guest suites, a powder bath, a loft space at the top of the stairs, a loft/flex room space that opens to the covered terrace and sun deck, and a powder bath.

In addition to the models at Talis Park, Theory Design also created the interiors for Seagate’s models at Quail West, Esplanade Lake Club, and Hill Tide Estates.  Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi and Lead Designer Adriene Ged designed the interior for Seagate’s completed 5,760 square feet under air Oak Hill grand estate at Quail West.  The Oak Hill was selected as Home & Design Magazine’s February 2021 Signature Home.  Priced at $5,150,000 furnished, the Oak Hill’s clean-lined interior blurs the line between the indoors and outdoors.  An organic color palette features warm white and soft canvas backgrounds with hints of green and black, including black window frames.  The color scheme is anchored by light oak hardwood flooring.  Numerous features bring the outdoors in, including a poolside trellised area and a shower in the master bath overlooking a garden.  Floor to ceiling windows contribute to the model’s clean, organic feeling.

Ruta, Adriene, and interior designer Cynde Thompson created the interiors for three Seagate models at Esplanade Lake Club, a 778-acre resort lifestyle community being developed by Taylor Morrison.  Priced at $2,350,000 furnished, the completed, 3,299 square feet under air Monaco model showcases a coastal beach style interior with a casually elegant feeling.  The designers selected a color palette that features wall tones in various shades of white accented by soft tans and warm greys.  The palette plays against ten-inch wide plank white oak hardwood flooring.  Intriguing ceiling details are found throughout the home, including reverse soffit details with cove lighting in the great room and study.  Theory Design is also creating the interior for a private residence being built by Seagate that will feature the Monaco floor plan.

Priced at $2,999,000 with furnishings and scheduled for completion this month, the Genova model includes 3,892 square feet under air and an outdoor living area measuring 1,058 square feet.  The interior design for the Genova model offers a modern look that reflects a world travel style with art, fabrics, rugs, and accessories with global influences.  Earthy colors with neutral backgrounds and textured wallcovering accents will play against natural oak flooring.  Modern furnishings with lighter fabrics will include tribal and ethnic patterns.

Scheduled for completion in February and priced at $2,899,000 with furnishings, the 3,794 square feet under air Santorini model’s island modern design style reflects Santorini’s stature as Greece’s most beautiful island.  Towering cliffs, deep blue and turquoise waters, whitewashed villages and dramatic views make Santorini a place of unparalleled beauty.  The model’s color palette will capture the spirit of Santorini with white walls and ceilings that will play against navy blue, cobalt, turquoise and pale azure tones.  The white ceilings will be stepped and trayed and include muted blue accents.  The flooring will have a natural oak finish.

Ruta also designed the interior for Seagate’s completed Captiva model at Hill Tide Estates,  a 9.98-acre gated enclave on the southern tip of Boca Grande.  The three-level Captiva model is priced at $5,995,000 furnished and includes 4,865 square feet under air with 11,184 square feet under roof.  Ruta’s interior design conveys a coastal feeling.  Beige walls, blue and turquoise accents, and light oak flooring provide a connection to the community’s beachfront setting.  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.  Seagate’s furnished Bal Harbour model is under construction and scheduled for completion in October 2021.  Priced at $7,250,000 furnished, the three-level Bal Harbour model will include 5,198 square feet under air on the two living levels and will feature an interior created by Theory Design’s Senior Interior Designer Paula Myette.  Paula’s design for the Bal Harbour will convey a relaxing coastal rustic modern style.  The “at the beach” motif will be established by the home’s 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 palette will play against wire brushed white oak hardwood flooring and weathered finishes.

A 13,000 square-foot office building at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers serves as the corporate headquarters for Theory Design and Seagate Development Group.  For additional information, 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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