Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club Publication – “Strive for Perfection”

Several months ago, we were approached by the official publisher to the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club (RROC), St James’s House, with an invitation to appear in a special publication. St James’s House had been appointed by the RROC to create a high-quality, lifestyle publication tailored to the interests of club members. Titled Strive for Perfection, this stunning, full color, hardcover book explores the living legacy of the world’s most famous marque, Rolls-Royce, and showcases a range of luxury brands for the home. The book features just eight design professionals from across North America – including Sesshu Design Associates.

Sesshu Design featured in RROC publication

The publication is called Strive for Perfection and reflects each featured partner’s commitment to that philosophy

Written by motoring and luxury brand experts, the book will be launched at the RROC’s 65th Annual Meet held at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana, from June 18 through June 24.

The Rolls-Royce Owners Club annual event

The scene at last year’s event, held at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.

The book will be distributed to all RROC members, and will be made available to Rolls-Royce and Bentley dealerships around the world. Sesshu Design was recommended to St. James’ House as a featured design professional because of our stellar design work on the finest luxury homes in Scottsdale and across the western US. We are proud to be one of the companies profiled in this book, which is a spectacular display of elegance and luxury. Our two-page spread incorporates Tanya’s interviews with St James’s House, as well as their writer’s vision of our company. Photos of our interiors will be featured prominently in the profile.

Sesshu Design is official partner in Rolls-Royce Owner's Club publication

We are also quite honored to be invited to participate in the ‘World of Luxury’ exhibition at this year’s RROC meet at the French Lick Resort in Indiana, which recently underwent a $500 million renovation.

Healthy Sustainable Design Tips Shared on Sonoran Living

Tanya Shively on Sonoran Living ABC15 Healthy Homes


Yesterday our founder and principal designer, Tanya Shively, was featured on Sonoran Living Live. She discussed the ways that your home can be made more healthy with the proper choices of materials, especially flooring and walls.

Growing up in Jackson Hole surrounded by nature, along with her awareness of how building and design products can affect our health, Tanya makes it a priority to source out design products that are made w/o chemicals.  This includes rugs.  Tanya recommends softening hard surfaces w/ area rugs that are handwoven and made w/ natural fibers such as silk and wool.  Not only are they beautiful, they are, “durable and easy to clean.”

For more information on how rugs affect you and your health, follow this link: How Rugs Affect You and Your Health

Tanya Shively on Healthy Homes Sonoran Living Live ABC15

Click here to watch Sesshu Design – Healthy Home Design on Sonoran Living ABC15

Homebuilders look to create more high-performance homes for people

As an advocate of creating homes for people that are healthy, energy efficient and sustainable, I read this article from Builder Magazine with great interest.  The house needs to be considered as a whole, and not just designed with green features as an afterthought. Using a holistic approach that includes the interiors as well as the construction, siting and landscaping is the only way forward in this changing climate.


More than ever, homebuilders are looking for innovative ways to meet the growing demand for more sustainable, energy efficient homes. As homebuyers’ desires for “greener” solutions continue to grow, merely building to code is no longer sufficient. Today’s progressive builders are looking beyond code to create true high-performance structures for their homebuyers—along the way, building real opportunity for their businesses.


sustainable builders

Onsite consultation on advanced framing techniques.

Employing a holistic, strategic approach to construction that leverages the tenets of applied building science can result in a home that operates at a 50% higher efficiency than standard construction methods. Incorporating renewable energy technologies, like a photovoltaic system, another 30% of the energy used in the home can be offset. The final 20% of energy savings should come from smart use and occupant behavior that can be realized by educating homeowners on simple, every-day READ MORE…