Reuse, Renew and Conserve is at the heart and soul of On the Purple Couch and its owner Bahia. A Place to Create our new shop in Kensington’s West Antique is all about Chalk Paint decorative paints by Annie Sloan, workshops and Home Decor.
We are a space for you to create and transform your home. Our space, the colors and the displays are all presented with the notion that we might create a space that transcends the every day and gives our guest a chance to come in and take a deep breath and be transformed if only for a time. Everything you see and find in the store has been carefully selected with you in mind.
Our walls are painted with cooling hues of colors inspired by Chalk Paint® decorative paints by Annie Sloan. The wall colors in our shop are a deep purple ( a custom mix of Annie Sloan’s paint, Graphite and another wall in English Yellow.
We are often asked how we came up with the name of the store…the only answer is that it was divinely inspired….and the fact that so many people love it is only confirmation of that.
When I started planning and brainstorming names of the store, it was clear in my mind..code for “obsessed” with the notion that no matter what the store was called I would have a “purple couch” in it. One afternoon while discussing store names with my mentor, Diane Bell-McKoy, she asked me why don’t I just call the store, the Purple Couch…that’s it!! That’s how the name was formulated and eventually became On the Purple Couch.
Where is the couch?
We’ve Got it~here it is painted with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in a custom color at a Fashion show at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring. Yes the couch is painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint…wow…yep its a custom color and yes it looks more blue than purple…but just go with it. lol…
Remember Bonifant St, Silver Spring…
A nod to the past…this is our first ever window in downtown Silver Spring on Bonifant street in 2012…this is where we 1st got started and i swear I had no idea where this was going to take me…