tanya-sessu-design-associates-ltdWith a natural drawing talent and gifted eye for color, Tanya will help you to visualize your completed project throughout the design process, from conceptual plans to all-inclusive interiors with furnishings and accessories. 

Her artistic talents, coupled with an ability to understand your desires to produce a unique and beautiful space that feels wonderful to you, truly distinguish her as an interior designer.

Meet Tanya Shively, ASID, LEED AP

Principal Interior Designer, Owner     tanya@sesshudesign.com


Lifelong Passion for Interior Design

As a child, Tanya developed a keen interest in art, architecture and interior design that has never wavered.  Drawing, building forts, creating dream homes out of LEGOS or Lincoln Logs, and redecorating her bedroom were favorite pastimes growing up in the rural Wyoming countryside.  Realizing that interior design was her passion, she followed her heart and obtained her degree in Interior Design in 1997.

Believing in the importance of interior design as a public safety, health and welfare concern, Ms. Shively completed the 7 year process of education, work experience and examination to attain NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualifications) Certification. She is a professional member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), a designation allowed only to interior designers who have demonstrated competence in design by taking and passing the NCIDQ exam.

She continues to pursue education and knowledge in all aspects of interior design, and in 2009 she also became a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, demonstrating knowledge of green design practices as recognized by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council).


“As a designer, Tanya brings an exceptional artistic ability to each project.” –Cathy Marley


Award Winning Interior Design

Tanya is an award winning interior designer and work in four states have earned the respect of her clients and the recognition for excellence from her colleagues.  Her awards include:

houzz interior design ideas

Sesshu Design: Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction 2014

Contemporary Zen Powder Room


 1st Place,  ASID Awards

 Bathroom, New or Remodeled

Desert Contemporary Home


 Platinum, Best in American Living

 Custom Residential Design (Over 6000 sq ft)


Desert Contemporary Home


 2nd Place, ASID Awards

 Residential Interior Design (Over 6000 sq ft)

Contemporary Nightstand


 2nd Place, ASID Awards

 Furnishings – Product Design



Green Interior Design Advocate and Practice

A 4th generation native of spectacular Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Ms Shively was influenced early in her life by the majestic beauty of the Teton mountain range. Over the years she has also lived in Montana, Rhode Island and Michigan; now for nearly two decades her home has been the spectacular deserts of Arizona.

The natural grandeur of each place finds its way into many of her designs in the form of spacious interiors that provide a sense of place and well-being to the homeowner. Inspired by the natural beauty she has known for a lifetime, Tanya actively seeks ways to protect it by incorporating environmentally sensitive and sustainable design into her projects.

Professional Affiliations:

Professional Member, ASID

American Society of Interior Designers professional designers have passed the NCIDQ exam.

LEED Accredited Professional

Designation conferred by the United States Green Building Council for professionals who are qualified to design and create environmentally friendly certified spaces or buildings.

Best Practices Network Member

A select group of only 100 designers in the US and Canada, who are committed to providing outstanding design and professional service to their clients