Fort Myers Theory Design announced that it is installing the furnishings and accessories in Seagate Development Group’s Santorini model at Esplanade Lake Club, a 778-acre resort lifestyle community being developed by Taylor Morrison just east of I-75 in Fort Myers. The gated community is positioned on a 700-acre lake. The Santorini model is expected to be open for viewing and purchase in April. In addition to the Santorini model, the completed Genova model is now open for viewing and purchase Monday through Saturday from 10:00 until 5:00 and noon until 5:00 on Sundays. Private showings are also available and can be scheduled by contacting Seagate’s Jeff Garard at 239.565.0182 or via email at JGarard@seagatedevelopmentgroup.com. A third model, the Monaco, is under contract. All three models feature interiors by Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi.

Priced at $2,984,000 furnished, the 3,794 square feet under air Santorini model offers four bedrooms, four and a half baths, an owner’s study that can serve as a club room, and a living area with a huge great room, an island kitchen with counter-height seating, and a dining area designed to accommodate a table for ten. The great room and dining area open to a lakefront outdoor living area with a dining area and outdoor kitchen, a conversation area, a covered patio off the master bedroom, and a pool and spa. An outdoor fireplace and a pool bath are included. The master suite features a sitting area that opens to the covered patio, separate water closets and vanities, walk-in closets, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower. Additional features include ceiling details throughout the home, a walk-in pantry, and a three-car garage.

An island modern design style pays homage to 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 homes on the island are dug entirely into volcanic rock and considered cave dwellings. The homes’ white exteriors deflect the summer heat while their blue doors are a popular way to ward off evil spirits.

While the interior of the Santorini model will not be dug into rock or have the iconic domes or arches found on the Greek Island, the color palette will capture the spirit of Santorini with fresh 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 warm natural oak finish.

Priced at $3,084,000 with furnishings, Seagate’s Genova model includes 3,892 square feet under air and an outdoor living area measuring 1,058 square feet. The open-concept plan features a living area that includes a grand room, an island kitchen, and a dining area. The plan’s study can be tasked as a formal dining room. The grand room and the dining area have pocketing sliders that open to an outdoor living area that includes a two-sided fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, and conversation and dining areas. The floor plan features four bedrooms, four and a half baths, a pool bath, and a three-car garage. The master bedroom’s sitting area also opens to the outdoors. The master suite includes walk-in closets and a bath with dual vanities, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower.

The Genova model’s modern interior reflects a world travel style with art, fabrics, rugs, and accessories with global influences. Earthy colors with neutral backgrounds and textured wallcoverings play against natural oak flooring. Modern furnishings are finished with neutral toned fabrics. Multiple windows create a light filled ambiance in the master bedroom while providing lake views. The modern look carries into the master bath where warm-toned wood cabinets combine with marble countertops and stone-like tile flooring and shower walls to create a welcoming ambiance.

Theory Design is also finalizing the interiors for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Beacon and Bal Harbour models now under construction at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave located on the southern tip of Boca Grande. Seagate’s furnished Captiva model at Hill Tide Estates has sold. The model showcases an award-winning interior created by Ruta Menaghlazi.

Priced at $6,500,000 furnished, the three level Beacon model features 4,792 square feet under air on two living levels and two garages and storage areas measuring 3,858 square feet on the ground level. 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.

Priced at $7,550,000 with furnishings, 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 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 weathered finishes. The staircase will feature horizontal iron railings, white risers, and treads that match the hardwood flooring. Painted or stained nickel gap and shiplap trim and rustic wood beam ceiling details will be presented in select areas of the home. The cabinetry in the kitchen and baths will be white wood in combination with leathered counter surfaces. The first living level’s outdoor living area will provide a relaxing retreat, complete with an infinity edge pool with a spa and sun shelves.

Theory Design is completing the interiors for Seagate’s Revana and Monterey II models that are under construction in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park. A new Sonoma model that will begin construction in late April will also showcase an interior created by Theory Design. Theory Design also created the interiors for Seagate’s completed Sonoma and Monterey models in Isola Bella that have sold.

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 palette, white oak wide plank flooring, and textural furnishings and design accessories. The look will convey a sense of livable luxury. The model’s spa-like ambiance will be established by an exterior water feature at the front of the home.

Priced at $4,450,000 furnished, the two-story, 4,577 square feet under air Monterey II model will showcase a coastal modern interior design. 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. 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. 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.

A13,000 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.

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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