A visit to Prada Marfa is on my bucket list. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here before, but I know for sure I’ve mentioned it on my Instagram how thoroughly intrigued I am to visit Marfa, Texas just to catch a glimpse of this structure. If you’re not familiar with Prada Marfa, here’s a Vogue article with details of what it consists of. Now, to most people you’re thinking to yourself “Ummm Mia, it’s just an empty Prada store in the middle of nowhere.” And I’m here to tell you, that I’m just a weirdo like that lol I’m always curious to learn the who, how, why, where and what of something. A lot of times I have to see if for myself to see what all the fuss is about and just to experience life. It’s fashion, it’s art, it’s fascinating and it also doesn’t hurt to take a cool flick in front of it for memories and social media aesthetics. Check out Bey below…
I’m still in the midst of decorating my home and without a doubt, my home has to be a clear reflection of my personality and taste. I wanted to add a dash of fashion into my decor, without making it feel too girly/gimmicky or predictable…and the perfect piece popped into my mind. I’d remember seeing this painting a while back and thinking too myself that it would be perfect in my home somewhere, but I just couldn’t place my finger on it. Fast forward to present day, with deciding to X out having a dining room and moving forward to build my in-home office instead…I realized this canvas would mount perfectly behind my desk and mingle very well with the rest of my home decor.
I must admit that I don’t watch much television and upon further research, I found out that this painting became very popular from hanging in the background of many scenes of Gossip Girl. I’ve heard so many great things about this show, so I guess I made a very tasteful and chic decor decision lol!
I’m not deep or intellectually educated on art, but I like what I like if it’s visually appealing to me. I’ve found myself falling in love with the work of Oliver Gal and their fashion/lifestyle pieces. I purchased my first Oliver Gal painting from Home Goods for $40 #SCORE. So when I realized that they offer a Prada Marfa painting, I got excited, until I saw that price tag lol We all know how I love to save a coin, so I had to find an alternative.
After Googling and trying to narrow down my options, I thought back to a conversation that I’d had with my cousin Rashida about Etsy. In which I realized that I’ve never made an Etsy purchase before and she clearly told me that I was missing out! I hopped on Etsy and searched “Prada Marfa canvas”, researched their reviews and made my first Etsy purchase for the perfect price of $65…with an excellent vendor.
Shipping from Italy, I received my painting within 4 days. My mom thinks she’s Bob the Builder, so she whipped out her hammer & nails and knocked the canvas up on my wall within 10 mins.
I absolutely love it. It makes me feel like I have a real office. I’m inspired daily by the ambiance and in my mind, it makes me excited to sit at my desk everyday and kill my to-do list.
Of course, if you’re into conquering a DIY, this is definitely something you can do on your own. If you don’t have an artistic bone in your body like myself, yet still interested in this painting, I suggest giving this Etsy store