Passion by Design

Designing a Life of Passion, Possibility and Purpose

Bedrooms for Brides     

The Wedding Day…

the ring, the dress, the cake, the guests, and, oh yes, the groom!  The Honeymoon...romantic getaway, moonlit walks on the beach. The Return Home… home to the newly shared space, the stage for your love to flourish and grow for years to come.  In the excitement of planning for the “Big Day”, you might overlook what you will be returning home to.  As wonderful as the “Big Day” is, that lasts for only 24 hours. The days of your lives together, however, last a lifetime. 


As part of your wedding planning, include what you want your dream bedroom to look like. Will it be an exotic getaway, a Parisian apartment, or perhaps a tropical island paradise?  Notice that where you’ve chosen for your honeymoon destination is a strong indicator of what you consider romantic! Discussing his preferences in colors and styles with your fiancé as soon as you begin the plans for the wedding, allows you the luxury of time and the pleasure to design and create your perfect bedroom.  Hiring a professional interior designer is just as important as hiring your professional wedding planner, your photographer, your florist or your entertainment.  A professional designer has the expertise and resources to assist you, just as your professional wedding planner does. Now you can easily and comfortably navigate through the myriad of choices to achieve not only your dream wedding, but your dream bedroom as well. 


What is it about vacations that refresh and intoxicate you?  Your senses are re-awakened, and you are delighted with the colors, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, textures and feelings that are different from what you experience every day.  You focus on what is new, different and interesting to you.


You might choose a tropical island getaway with the soft blues of the sea and sky, the warm sandy beaches, the sizzling hot yellows and pinks of the luxuriously abundant hibiscus…all can be brought home and incorporated into your own bedroom.  Here is a little known secret…the subconscious brain does not distinguish between what we call “real” and “perceived” sensation.  In other words, you don’t have to actually be physically present in a tropical paradise to experience the exhilaration of being there. Incorporating the colors from your vacation back at home will remind you and your lover of the feelings and the intoxicating, delightful, delicious sensations you experienced when you were actually there.  Scientists of today have proven that activating the senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting new things continually has a stimulating effect on the brain.  

For example, in the past it was there was a notion that smelling a pleasant fragrance made you feel good.  Now science proves not only that this is so, but indeed, why it is so. This is extraordinarily powerful information that you can use to control your thoughts and emotions, and, therefore, your relationships.  Adding a fragrant lavender sachet to your bedding enhances your feeling of well being and relaxation.  How you feel emotionally dictates how you will interact with your world – when you are happy, you spread positive, joyful energy.  That energy ripples beyond you; one person at a time, or, if you are on Facebook, perhaps to millions at a time!

Focusing your attention on designing a romantic bedroom

focuses your attention on the romance in your relationship.



The bedroom is a place to dream; to make plans, to maybe make babies…a haven in which to create a life together, a life of shared joys, sorrows, and passions. Designing the space should be based on the feeling, the energy, and the effect that you both desire.  What do you want to wake up to in the morning light…bright sunshine?  Perhaps one of you prefers a soft, slow, subtle transition from night to day.  If he is a morning person…bounces out of bed with a spring in his step and a song on his lips, while you are a delicate flower, preferring to awaken and unfold slowly, one petal at a time…your needs for your surroundings will be different from his.  When the two of you identify your needs and wants, you can begin to design the bedroom of your dreams, capturing the essence of your unforgettable honeymoon.


A honeymoon can last for a lifetime…savor your return home.  Imagine masses of orchids scattered on the bed, coconut fragrance wafting through the room, chilled wine waiting, and your relaxed and bronzed lover welcoming you with his open arms.  Let all possibilities spring forth, and magic will happen. 


Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will. 

-- George Bernard Shaw



Bring cascades of color, romantic music, sensual poetry, alluring fragrances, mouthwatering tastes, and luxurious textures into your life every day and the passion will endure. Your beautifully designed bedroom will be the reflection of your love for each other; your enchantment will last forever…


Here’s to Designing and Living a Life of Passion!

For further information contact:

Paula McChesney, ASID, CID

President and CEO

Passion by Design


Passion Packages – Services Provided

Package One

“The Works”


 A custom designed master bedroom, or master bedroom suite, designed just for you, an environment that supports you in creating (where you can create) the life you desire.  Imagine having a stage of your very own, a stage upon which you can play out your starring role…you are the star of your show! 

A room that enhances your most intimate relationship, that is, first of all, with yourself, then, with the one you love. If you are in a relationship, you will enhance and enliven that relationship.  If you would like to be in a relationship, you will create the environment to attract that relationship.


Package Includes:

Step 1.  Session to determine your likes and dislikes, development of your   Personal Style Analysis.

Step 2.  Site visit for architectural measure and physical space analysis.

Step 3.  Development of Design Concept

Step 4.  Development of Time Line and Budget.

Step 5.  Implementation of Design Concept

Step 6.  Completion of Project

Step 7.  Celebrate!!!



Investment:         Customized to Your Needs

Special:     ____________________



Package Two

DIY with Design Coach Coaching


This package is designed to move you in the direction that you want to go in creating your perfect home or bedroom. 

Includes Steps 1-4 of Immersion Package.  Implementation is on your own-

DIY: Do It Yourself.

Includes __________coaching sessions/week/month for _____(3-6) months.



                                                      Investment:  __________________

                                                      Special:       ___________________



Package Three

The Tease

A 2 hour session designed to help you clarify your needs and desires and get you started in the right direction.


Package Includes;

1.    Personal Style Consultation – Detailed description of what you would like your home/bedroom to look & feel like.

2.    3-Step Passion Action Plan™ for you to implement on your own.





(Travel may be charged)



The 4 C’s of Design

1.  Creativity

1.    Concept Development

2.    Completion

3.    Celebration