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

Sesshu Design Nominated for Best Interior Designer

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  We are so honored that Sesshu Design Associates have been nominated for Best of Our Valley 2014. Each year, thousands of nominees duke it out for the top spot in more than 300 Best of Our Valley categories.  Voting runs October 1 through November 30. (One vote per registered e-mail, per category, per day) […]

Monday Morning Musings – Use the Whole Box of Color

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“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”  I don’t know who said this, but I love it!  As a kid, I always needed to have the BIG box of color, not just the 8 or 12 color box, but the 64 color box of crayons.  I loved using color.  The more the better. […]

Secret To Finding Your Best Designer? Part 1

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Lifestyle can be defined as: “a way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group”.  In short, it is how you choose to live your life every day – how you express yourself on a daily basis.  Your lifestyle includes where you shop, what you wear, […]

Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Hot Arizona Summer

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When you can cook an egg on your driveway, it’s time to make some changes around your home. From small decorating ideas to major design projects, here are some ways you can lighten your home for refreshing interiors and exteriors this summer.   Aloe plants are not only great to have around for those nasty […]

Accessorizing Tips to Personalize Interiors

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You can spend thousands of dollars on furnishings and finishes but until you add that personal touch, your interiors will never look quite complete. Accessorizing with art, travel souvenirs, collections and other personal items is the best way to not only add that finishing touch but to bring distinction and character to interiors. These types […]

Ideas for Fun & Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furnishings

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We asked interior designer and founder of Sesshu Design Associates, Tanya Shively for some ideas on fun and eco-friendly furnishings to turn outdoor areas into comfortable and stylish outdoor rooms. Here are some of the cool furniture and decor that Tanya suggested to add refreshing flair to outdoor living spaces this summer.   This beautiful Santa […]

How the Right Ceiling Fan Can Add Cool Elements to Interiors

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With clients requesting luxury interior designs ranging from refined rustic to modern Zen, Sesshu Design Associates has come up with several design solutions for achieving both high form and high function in a range of styles. The features that we continuously find necessary for achieving functional interiors here in Arizona and in many other locations out west are ceiling fans. […]

Ideas for Special Purpose Rooms

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Custom homes are on the rise. Gone are the days when homeowners wanted the standard, commercial house. Homeowners today want a home that is all their own. Unique personality and ultimate comfort are becoming priorities in architecture and interior design. One example of this ever-thriving trend is the special purpose room. These rooms are designed […]