Tanya Shively is the founder and principal of Sesshu Design Associates
Study by Tanya Shively photos Jerry Portelli
Tanya Shively –– The Holistic ‘Eco-Luxe Design Experience’ written by David M. Brown Tanya Shively creates luxury home interiors that cultivate wellness. To do this, she and her Scottsdale team extend the traditional interior design scope beyond furnishings, artwork and lighting to include multi-sensuous elements, natural components, technology and ancient insights.
The firm’s “Eco-Luxe Design Experience” helps homeowners prioritize their health and sustainability goals and then guides them through the design and construction process to achieve the home they desire with the minimum of stress. “I design each home with the sensitivities and priorities of the individual homeowner in mind,” she explains. “Some people are more cautious about the things they want in their home, and we respect that. Others want all the cool features that tech can create, such as green walls, AI-connected exercise equipment and smart home components, and we respect that, too.”
“My general philosophy is to do everything with balance, and that means technology can provide great benefits and comfort and convenience features, but the old ways also were developed with many years of practice and have much to offer as well,” says Shively, who pioneered “green,” health-focused interior design in the Valley 16 years ago.
Doug Edwards, principal of Scottsdale-based Edwards Design Group, a custom green home builder/architect, frequently collaborates with her. “Tanya is definitely the quintessential green interior designer in the Phoenix area,” he says. “I would recommend Tanya without hesitation to anyone looking to live a healthier sustainable lifestyle surrounded in high design.”
Her Sesshu Design Associates, 3666 North Miller Road, Suite 100, in downtown Scottsdale, does full remodels and new construction and coordinates furnishings for homes in Arizona and the western U.S. The name honors the 15thcentury Japanese artist, Sesshū Tōyō.
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