‘Why Do I Need a Designer for My Home Fitness Room?’: An Answer to this Frequently Asked Question

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Are you thinking about setting up some higher-end exercise equipment in your spare bedroom, so you have all the convenience and comfort of a home gym? Let’s call that Alternative #1. Unless you absolutely need that room to do double duty as a bedroom, I urge you to look at a different approach that is […]

Luxury and Livability: Part of the WELL Designed™ Home

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Luxury and livability might not be the first aspects of a home that you’d equate with sustainability, but they are a key part of the WELL Designed™ Home. Now, it’s probably fair to say that luxury and livability are already connected in your mind to interior design in general, so let’s start there and take […]

Healthy Sleep Starts with a Healthy Mattress

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It may make common sense that whatever your mattress is “breathing out” you are breathing in while you sleep. But awareness of the toxins commonly found in mattresses is fairly new. All of us spend about one third of our lives sleeping. A healthy mattress is a wise, long term investment in your health and […]

Eco Conscious Mindset: What makes a design natural vs. sustainable

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  I love to show clients earth-friendly materials. Sourcing local materials adds warmth and character to a home. And, while there are similarities between natural and sustainable design, it’s important to understand what makes a design natural vs. truly sustainable. Embracing an eco-conscious mindset is the first step on either path. Both natural and sustainable […]

Interior Designer Tanya Shively Blends Green Living, Luxurious Lifestyle

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Tanya Shively, ASID, LEED AP, is Arizona’s foremost authority on green design. She is the principal interior designer and founder of Sesshu Design in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her mission – to create innovative, sustainable and timeless designs that improve people’s health and well-being. “I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them to create […]

When a house is like a car & answers to other frequently asked questions

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When you have a full team, including a designer, each person focuses on their strengths and areas of expertise. With more engagement, more personalized service and more personalized results, you will be happier with your choices and your house will feel more like your home.

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles Now Available For Sale

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Different styles of solar tiles are available such as Tuscan glass tile, Slate glass tile, Textured glass tile, and Smooth glass tile.

Healthy Sustainable Design Tips Shared on Sonoran Living

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Tanya Shively, was featured on Sonoran Living Live. She discussed the ways that your home can be made more healthy

Live a Little: Pro Advice on How to Be More Daring in Your Design

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find a designer who embraces color and enlist their help. Live colorfully!

Desert Mountain Home Gets a Facelift and Luxury Upgrades

We were brought in by the builder to help with the finish selections and space planning, as well as fine tune some interior details