You have decided to move forward with the interiors update or renovation that’s been on your mind. Maybe even go all-in and build the custom home of your dreams. What’s the logical next step? Who should you talk to -an interior designer, a realtor, an architect, or a builder?

Sesshu Design Associates is here to help with your design and discovery process to make sure your renovation, or new custom home is exactly what you’ve dreamed it can be. It’s not uncommon to not know where to start, or worse, to launch into expensive design services or even construction without carefully establishing the groundwork for a successful project.

“Just as you would not expect your doctor to prescribe medication for you without first diagnosing your illness, likewise it is very risky to begin a design project without first establishing your project’s unique objectives and parameters.”

You have probably heard of a nightmare project that was designed but didn’t match the homeowner’s vision or expectations, and they felt they had settled for less than they wanted. Or the project that went over budget or beyond the projected schedule. Starting with the wrong process can ultimately create undue stress for you and your family.

Our Design Clarity Session is an initial phase of work prepared before beginning the process of designing your new home or renovation.

The Design Clarity Session starts with a lifestyle audit that includes a questionnaire on your lifestyle and your needs, which then helps define the goals for what you really want to accomplish.

“Most people come to us with the logical what they need already in their head. The Design Clarity Session uncovers the why and allows us to better design a solution that meets your expectations.”

We’ve been working in Arizona for over 20 years and understand what’s needed to successfully design a renovation, interior update, or new custom home to match the inspiration and expectations you have for your project.


Sesshu’s designers use the Design Clarity Session because past experience shows that proper upfront planning results in a better final project. Benefits include:

  • A home where you wouldn’t change a thing.
  • Helps you capture the essence and feel of the home you really want to live in – exactly what you want, only better than you could have imagined.
  • Better decisions and greater certainty.
  • Reduced risk and lower overall costs.
  • Comfort and confidence in the process.
  • Less stress and more fun – it saves your peace of mind.
  • You create a means to communicate what you really want to your project’s design team.
  • The information we develop can be used to proceed with us or any other designer.


To receive the full Design Clarity Session in-depth discovery form or to schedule an appointment, call us at 480-275-2968.