Tanya Shively Owner Sesshu Design Associates

Meet Tanya Shively, ASID, LEED AP

Principal Interior Designer, Owner tanya@sesshudesign.com


Tanya Shively, an award-winning interior designer who works with prominent clients in the Scottsdale area and around the country, is Arizona’s foremost authority on green design.

Tanya, who has 21 years of design experience. is an “Accredited Professional” certified in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Her upcoming book on green design is the latest in her series of publications. She is the author of the book “How to Avoid Interior Design Nightmares,” and the guide entitled: “The Do’s and Don’t’s of Designing Your Dream Home.”

Tanya is known for her extraordinary customer service and for creating unique, one-of-a-kind interiors that are both luxurious and eco-friendly.

“A gorgeous home can also be a healthy home,” says Tanya, who designs new and remodels existing residences for CEO’s, top level managers, business owners, entrepreneurs and other accomplished professionals. She is one of the region’s few designers who specifies furniture, carpeting and paint that are free of the toxins that can cause respiratory problems, allergic reactions, headaches, and other health issues.

Tanya provides services ranging from project management and space planning to kitchen and bath design and furniture selection in such communities as Paradise Valley, Desert Mountain, Silverleaf, North Scottsdale and The Biltmore. She also works with clients in such states as California, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Tanya, whose work has appeared in several industry publications, is the winner of a variety of design and service awards. Clients and industry colleagues rave about her “exquisite talent” and “design intuition,” and about her “stylish” and “creative” designs.

Her company, Sesshu Design, is backed by a team of skilled professionals knowledgeable in green design. They include custom furniture makers, painters, tile experts, faux finishers, lighting specialists, plasterers, landscape designers and other craftsmen.

Tanya, who holds an interior design degree, constantly expands her industry knowledge by taking continuing education courses and attending professional conferences. She is a longtime member of the American Society of Interior Designers, the nation’s oldest and longest-established organization of design professionals.

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:

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Sesshu Design: Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction 2013, 2014, 2015

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Sesshu Design: Best of Houzz Design 2015

Best Interior Designer Arizona 2014Arizona Foothills Magazine, Best of Our Valley Interior Designer, 2014

This custom cast concrete vanity with a waterfall faucet is functional and also an intriguing water feature that is unexpected.

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

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