While many would define coastal design as beach-inspired furnishings, shades of blue and green, and accents that draw in expansive water views, Theory Design’s Ruta Menaghlazi, Andrea Folcik and Emily Mastropietro are reimagining this popular Florida concept with variations of modernity. This vision is coming to fruition in Seagate Development Group’s Isola Bella enclave at Talis Park – the site of many upcoming two-story residences.

In essence, the leading interior design firm – along with Seagate, architect R.G. Designs and other key partners – are combining the luxury of Talis Park with the vertically streamlined Isola Bella to evoke calmness and comfort. It all starts with maximizing the shape of the homesite and capitalizing on minimalism and unobstructed views. This will be achieved with a neutral exterior color palette and simple details as well as an interior that will direct everyone’s attention to the main and outdoor living spaces – opened by 12-foot ceilings and wide windows. That holistic sense of design and an open-concept layout will be woven throughout the great room, kitchen and dining area. Each space is surrounded by a glass-enclosed walk-in wine room and leads to the outdoor living area with a full kitchen and dining area, custom pool and spa, and firepit. These inviting entertainment areas quite literally reflect on the water that is just beyond the covered lanai. The second story will offer a grand finale for these vertically focused spaces with retreat inspiration and versatility – a sundeck off a master suite, a master bath, flex space and more.

Each floor plan will apply customizations that accentuate the sentiment of the neighborhood design. The furnished Monterey II model – with over 4,500 square feet of living space – will include four bedrooms, four-and-three-half baths, and a three-car garage. With dark, masculine-like tones, it will present a coastal, modern concept starting with charcoal tile cladding, coach lighting, a concrete bench and a steppingstone-style walkway in the gate-enclosed entry courtyard. The great room will debut a molding design on the media wall for linear impact and to call people to the pinnacle of this gathering place that brings the breathtaking outdoor view directly inside the house. The VIP bath is accented with vertical plank tile walls for a spa-like experience, while the master bath with stone tile flooring and a ledge wall behind the soaking tub blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor concepts and creates a most peaceful sanctuary.

The furnished Revana model – with over 5,500 square feet of living space – will include four bedrooms, four-and-three-half baths, and a two-car garage. The entryway – with tiled side walls and up-lighting – instantly welcomes you into the home. With a modern, casual spin on the Monterey II, it will bring in walnut flooring and shades of beige, taupe and brown in every living space – contributing to a sense of warmth throughout the home. The grand foyer and great room will feature a molding design with textured wallcovering inserts and lighting – balancing modern with transitional details and helping people recall how welcomed they felt by the home from the exterior. Spaces with shades of gray and black will be contrasted with slender wall fixtures for a soft and airy atmosphere. This will perfectly complement the powder, VIP and master baths as well as the flex room – making for privacy without feeling secluded.

The furnished Sonoma model – with over 4,000 square feet of living space – will include four bedrooms, four-and-two-baths, and a three-car garage. From the entry courtyard to the outdoor living area, a California coastal modern concept will be celebrated by cool grays and delicate light fixtures to join casual and soft sentiments. Oak flooring will offer a bright and airy spin on the Revana. The white oak wood slat wall detail in the great room will draw the eyes to a tray ceiling for a cozy yet airy form of relaxation. The kitchen and dining area will debut reverse soffits, black cabinetry against white cabinet backs, and transoms for natural light. These warm and cool contrasts give people an equal balance between the privacy of a home and a connection to the beauty that surrounds it.

The furnished Olema model – with over 4,400 square feet of living space – will include four bedrooms, four-and-two-half baths, and a two-car garage. It will join the dark tones and masculine finishes of the Monterey II with the light woods in the Revana and Sonoma, such as with a Cyprus wood tongue-in-groove ceiling in the outdoor living area as well as ebony cabinetry and quartz countertops in the mudroom, pantry and laundry room. This puts urban-like features in a tropical setting – giving people the best of the north and south as well as giving them the opportunity to remember the past, while enjoying the present. The Olema will take this design to the next level with a thin-lined wood slat detail at the staircase, brown cabinetry and marble countertops in the master and powder baths, walnut and ebony cabinets in the kitchen, wet bar and dining area, and ceiling beams in the flex room – a midcentury modern concept that takes in new without discarding the old.

“Isola Bella offers homeowners a fresh perspective on a Southwest Florida home and creates a new kind of wow factor,” said Chris Hensley, Vice President of Theory Design.

Homes in Isola Bella will be complete in late 2022 and early to mid-2023.

In addition to Isola Bella, Theory Design is creating interiors for Seagate Development Group’s model homes at Hill Tide Estates, custom homes at Esplanade Lake Club and upcoming projects at Quail West.

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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