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 […]
Each color conveys a certain energy. Here’s how ultra violet can change your life … The Pantone Color Institute’s selection of a ‘color of the year’ encourages individuality, and I’m thrilled because color choice is so personal. I always let my clients explore which colors energize and relax them. The institute’s selection of Ultra […]
The trend towards more connection with nature resonates so deeply with my philosophy that I realized – it’s time to start a movement. The WELL Designed Home is an approach that goes further than an interest in wellness to promoting healthy living. This is an opportunity to be a leader, to enhance health in […]
A WELL Designed™ home will support you in so many ways. Rather than taking care of your home, the home will take care of you. Imagine a space where you can really relax, after a long day of running a business, working for charity, and taking care of your kids. My mission is to create […]
Lovers of color, Mike and Colleen felt delighted when Sesshu Design enhanced their Desert Mountain home’s connection to its North Scottsdale, Arizona, environment. After 15 years of very part-time use of this golf community second home, the couple had decided to make some changes. To start, they decided to split their time evenly between Scottsdale […]
Color is an important piece of the interior design puzzle. I’m fascinated by color’s influence on the feel of a room. You’ve probably heard that red is invigorating, but most people don’t want a lot of red. Greens and blues soothe the nerves. Yellow is cheerful and inspires creativity, but, like red, can come across […]
The People’s Bank in Verona (known as Banco Popolare di Verona) was designed by architect Carlo Scarpa in the early 1970s. I traveled to Italy for business, as the guest of the luxury window company, Brombal, in late September. One of the incredible locations we visited was this little bank. It’s a contemporary building sandwiched […]
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 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.
In a contemporary home this is a wonderful solution, but you might be surprised by how it can be incorporated into more traditional or transitional homes as well.