Featured on Houzz – Create a Casbah on the Terrace

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Have you got your outdoor living space ready for summer weather? Whether it’s a tiny porch high above the city, a covered patio, a deck or, lucky you, an expansive backyard, curtains can turn your outdoor room into the perfect summer hangout.
Defining your outdoor space with gorgeous curtains instantly boosts its appeal. So much so that you might want to budget for entertaining expenses, because

Sesshu Design Nominated for Best Interior Designer

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  Woohoo! We’ve been nominated for Best of Our Valley 2013 as Best Interior Designer from AZ Foothills Magazine.  This is quite an honor and we are super excited.   Each year AZFoothills.com asks readers what their favorites are, offering thousands of options chosen by nominations, editors and focus groups. The contest is answered with […]

Monday Morning Musings – What I Love About My Home

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We share our homes with husbands, wives, children, pets, and sometimes extended family.  All of us have our own needs, tastes and desires when it comes to what makes our space feel wonderful and inviting.  A well-designed home, a home that you love, should ideally reflect each of those individuals in a harmonious way.  Sometimes, that […]

Secret to Finding Your Best Designer? Part 3

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So we have been exploring what you need to know when looking for the “best interior designer” to help you with your home remodeling or construction project.  First you need to know  when it is the right time to bring in a design professional, and second you really need to understand what an interior designer does and […]

Monday Morning Musings – The First Step in Creation

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When people ask me how to start a new design project, especially if that is doing some sort of renovation to an existing home, the first thing I ask them is “what do youwant to change?”  And change often means getting rid of something that isn’t working- maybe the layout of the kitchen is just impractical for […]

Designer’s Tip: Decorative Sinks That Make a Statement

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Skip the plain porcelain sink and explore the options of a sensational sink that is more like a work of art. Award-winning interior designer and founder of Sesshu Design Associates, Tanya Shively says decorative sinks are in! Two decorative sink lines that are making waves in the design world are Linkasink and Kohler. Here are some of […]

The Many Facades of Western Interior Design

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With the start of the 57th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo and the Parada Del Sol Pro Rodeo & Historic Parade coming up in March, we’re inspired to strap on our boots and bandanas and think about western style interior design. But western design is not only limited to cowhide, leather and tan color schemes. While cowboy […]

Difference Between an Interior Designer & a Decorator

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An interior designer is very different from a decorator, although they are often misunderstood to be interchangeable. A decorator is someone who only works with the finishes. This is the person you hire to assist with the selection of paint colors, wall coverings, window treatments, furniture and other furnishings. Typically, decorators are not formally trained […]

Home Theaters & Man Cave Interior Designs Inspired by Super Bowl XLVI

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With Super Bowl Sunday just a couple of days away, we couldn’t find a better time to discuss home theater and man cave interior designs. These types of spaces are great for entertaining and enjoying hobbies while also adding personality and value to the home. Tanya Shively of Sesshu Design Associates has brilliantly proven with […]

Sophisticated Wallcoverings Replace Traditional Wallpaper

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Today’s advances in design and technology have brought wallpaper back to the interior design forefront.  But we’re not talking about your Grandmother’s wallpaper! We’re talking about handcrafted wallcoverings and extraordinary surfaces. With the bold and sophisticated colors, patterns and designs available, wallcoverings are no longer being limited to small rooms and bedrooms. On the contrary, […]