Interior Design Services

Every project we design is uniquely crafted to suit that homeowner's taste and preferences, and yours will be as well. We can design anything even if you don't see it in our portfolio.

Whether you are renovating your kitchen or building a new home, Sesshu Design Associates helps clients like you live in sustainable luxury that perfectly reflects who they are in every detail. And whether or not you want to be all-in or hand us the ball to manage the entire project for you, you will still have the final say in the design.

New Construction

New builds are amazing blank canvases that we love crafting and creating from. And your new retreat will be the dream that you imagined because if you can dream it, it is yours.

This can include furnishings & decor.

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Single room or entire abode, we help you turn your space into one that energizes you and makes you feel live again. Using sustainable resources and materials, we create a space that feels as good to your soul as it does to your eyes.

This can include furnishings & decor.

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Furniture & Decor

From the detailed proposal of each and every item through storage, delivery, and installation, you won’t have to lift a finger. Our goal is to manage a stress-free move-in for you.

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Desert Contemporary Renovation in Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, AZ | Living Room

The Sesshu Process


Design Review Call

Whether you are renovating or custom-building, we start with a 20-minute design review phone call so we can understand your vision and needs, where you are in the process, and what you need to move forward.

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Design Playbook Consultation

From there, if appropriate, we will schedule a Design Playbook Consultation to begin to develop the scope and preliminary concepts for your project. At this step, we help you understand your interior design goals from the outset by studying your tastes, preferences, and lifestyle to understand your desires so that you are reflected in every aspect of your final design.

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Ecoluxe Design Process

As we begin working together, using our proprietary Ecoluxe Design ProcessTM  we guide you in creating a home that is even better than you imagined. You are involved as much - or as little -  as you want to be, from the first day to the final move in.

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You can have the beautiful and luxurious eco-friendly interior you deserve.

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EcoLuxe Design process

The EcoLuxe Design Process is the process we use to guide people through creating their WELL DesignedTM  home.

Desert Contemporary Living Room Furnishings

1. The Proprietary Design Development Process Begins

We begin by approaching all projects with an eye towards eco-conscious and healthy choices for interior finishes, fixtures, and furnishings. Once we understand your needs and the project scope, a full design contract is created and approved.

Formal Transitional Kitchen - Blue and White

2. Construction Documentation

Upon approval of your design selections and concepts, we move into construction documentation. This is the process of detailing the finalized design, so you know exactly what we’re crafting for you. Then, detailed schedules are created listing specifics of finish materials, fixtures, appliances, lighting, plumbing etc. This ensures that there are no questions as to the design intent and assists the contractor / builder in developing the construction budget.

Transitional Home Office Design - Dark Wood

3. Keep You Updated

Construction administration and project management meetings are also held at the job site with you and your builder to help ensure that work is progressing on schedule, and as designed.
We oversee the progress of construction, keep you informed and provide any clarifications to the team as they work to build your dream WELL DesignedTM home.

Transitional Living Room Design - Desert Neutrals

4. When It Comes to Your Furnishings, We'll Handle it All

From the detailed proposal of each and every item through storage, delivery, and installation, you won’t have to lift a finger. Our goal is to manage a stress-free move-in for you.

We love our beautiful home because of Tanya Shively. She listened to us, understood our vision, and guided us through making the right choices to implement that vision.
Tanya & Rick McNamee, Scottsdale, AZ
I have worked with Tanya Shively of Sesshu Design Associates on several home projects and renovations on and off for 3 years now. I can’t say enough good things about her. I love her eye for fresh new designs and how she strives to help you make your space feel like your own. She has been professional, dedicated, and passionate about creating a wonderful experience during our renovation projects. I would highly recommend her!
Melissa & MARK Matson, Paradise Valley, AZ
This was my first time working with not only a contractor but a designer and even though I was very nervous with the immensity of the project you both helped not only with the process but the beautiful results. We’re loving … our “new” home! Still walking around and looking at everything and loving it. Can’t decide which room to go sit in and read, guess I’ll just pick a different room everyday!
Susie Sisco, Phoenix, AZ
Tanya has an incredible ability to listen and observe. She was able to interpret what we liked and was able to put together options for us to look at, feel, and use. She played a key role in orchestrating choices for our cabinets, flooring, wall colors, colors and styles for furniture, rugs. It was such an exciting experience. Tanya played a major role in designing our new home-she assisted the builders in some of the specifics of added features. When our friends tell us how beautiful our home is we always acknowledge Tanya- she pulled design elements together – we couldn’t have done it without her!
Scott & Sally Moffat, Scottsdale, AZ
First, and most importantly, they listened and heard what my needs and wants were. They then gave professional direction to accomplish these goals.
Marilyn McRae, Santa Barbara, CA
Tanya was a big help when we redesigned our kitchen. She helped us with contractors and kept an eye on them for us. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help with their design needs.
Nancy Runyan, Scottsdale, AZ
I could never have completed the remodel without Tanya’s help. Her exquisite taste and talents proved invaluable in reconstructing this Paradise Valley adobe home.Tanya understood the challenges, concerns, and issues that arose during the remodel of a house built in the 60’s. She worked extremely well with my builders and her organization skills assisted them in getting things accomplished in a timely fashion.
Peter & Debra Gooding, Paradise Valley, AZ
Tanya helped in our interior remodel and decorating project. She listened to what we wanted, did all the foot work and parred down choices for our decisions. We have been extremely pleased with the outcome. She worked well with our contractor and subcontractors. We will continue to use Tanya and recommend her to others.
Tom & Sue Hoecker, Paradise Valley, AZ
Nancy and I are very grateful to you for the wonderful transformation of our house. It is a joy to deal with you and we are overwhelmed by how able you are to find just the right furniture pieces and fabrics. Of course our new living space will remind us of you for the indefinite future.
Bob & Nancy Kinderman, Scottsdale, AZ
Tanya helped in so many ways with the renovations, and by that time we were back in North Dakota for the summer, so we had to rely on her to do a lot of extra work. Tanya made an almost overwhelming job for us fun as we shopped for furniture, flooring, art, accessories, linens and dishes.
Sandy Knoll, Paradise Valley, AZ
I wanted a design that is stylish, comfortable and easy to maintain. Tanya captured this perfectly. Shopping for materials and furniture was stress free as she was able to direct our attention to those areas that would meet our criteria. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sesshu Design.
Maureen Liviniuk, Scottsdale, AZ
Tanya is amazing – I’m in awe of her knowledge and expertise. As much as she’d come up with ideas or my color scheme, she’d pushes the envelope some and the best example is the beautiful grasscloth wall covering in my office – I love it. My office is now my sanctuary, or as I like to call it, my Wo-Man Cave.
Diane Hohmann, Scottsdale, AZ

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