Passion by Design

Designing a Life of Passion, Possibility and Purpose

Passion By Design....About Us     

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Sandy Peckinpah

Sandy Peckinpah lives a creative life....

She was inspired to write her first book, Rosey...the Imperfect Angel after the birth of her daughter, Julianne. The fairy tale for children with special needs was published and immediately caught the attention of news media throughout the country. Sandy and her daughter appeared on numerous national talk shows, news and radio programs, in newspaper interviews as well as speaking engagements nationwide. 

Her second fairy tale, Chester, the Imperfect All-Star, was also published and both books went on to be used by hospitals, clinics, and special needs organizations. 

In addition to writing, Sandy worked in the television industry as an actress and also worked with her late husband, David Peckinpah who was the executive producer and writer of several television series, including Beauty and the Beast (CBS), Silk Stalkings and Sliders, and numerous television movies.

Sandy loves designing jewelry and this creative process is what she does in her "down time." She loves the beauty it brings to her friends and clients.

Sandy returns to her passion for writing in her collaboration with her life-long friend, Paula McChesney, to create and write Passion By Design. Sandy focuses on projects that make a difference in people's lives. Her fairy tales brought enlightenment, hope, and joy; her jewelry brings beauty and confidence; and Passion By Design is one more opportunity to make a difference in people's lives.

     Photo courtesy of Victoria Napolitano,

Paula McChesney, ASID, CID

Paula McChesney lives a life of color and design...

Paula McChesney,  ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), CID (Certified Interior Designer), President and CEO of McChesney Design Studio, Inc. and Passion by Design, founded her original company, Color Concepts, in San Francisco. 

Winner of numerous design awards, Paula brings a broad international vision to her field as she creates her design work throughout North America, Mexico, New Zealand, and Hawaii. McChesney Design Studio provides residential interior design services to an exclusive clientele. 

Her experience also includes yacht interior design, television set design, as well as the creation of a custom line of furnishings, fragrance and bedding that are currently under development.

She has participated in a variety of television and radio shows, as well as contributed her services to more than 15 designer showcase homes. 

Paula was the President of the prestigious American Society of Interior Designer, The California Peninsula chapter in 2009.

Paula has been widely published and is a public speaker and educator. She lives in Monterey, California and enjoys golf, singing, and sailing in the beautiful Monterey Bay.

Contact us at: info@passionbydesign
McChesney Design Studio
Phone: 831-333-6261