MLK Studio's Meg Joannides helps reimagine Farmer's Daughter Hotel

The newly transformed hotel now has reimagined guestrooms, revamped public spaces and pool area, and added original art installations.

The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, a 66-room boutique hotel in Los Angeles’ Beverly Grove district, has completed a multi-phase, property-wide renovation. The newly transformed hotel now has reimagined guestrooms, revamped public spaces and pool area, added original art installations and an updated direction for Tart Restaurant led by executive chef Josh Pebbles.

Owners Peter and Ellen Picataggio worked with designer Meg Joannides of MLK Studio for the redesign.

The Farmer’s Daughter debuted the first phase of the property’s renovation in early 2016. This February, the hotek completed the final phase with the updating of all guestrooms in the hotel’s second structure, the barn building. Named the Tack Rooms, the double rooms have custom-designed furniture, built-in desks, accents in denim and plaid fabrics, a sliding barn door that opens to the bathroom, and wallpaper by artist Katie Bright.

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Guestrooms of the main building were restyled to reflect a mix of art, technology and urban residential design. The main building is comprised of: Robin Rooms with custom furnishings, grass cloth wallpaper, original art by Vermont artist Jesse Azarian, curated book collection by Taschen, built-in sofa and bathroom separated by a wall of glass; Farmer’s Suite, which has a private bedroom, kitchenette and a living room overlooking the courtyard; and the No Tell Room which has copper-encased mirrors on the ceiling, full wet bar, soft lighting, painted murals and copper tables.

In the main building, The Farmer’s Daughter has an elevator made of copper and stairs with depictions of the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Every king guestroom has an installation box, each by a different artist, showing their interpretation of the “farmer’s daughter” lifestyle. In the lobby is an Art-o-mat, a converted cigarette machine that vends custom-made art pieces. The lobby boutique has curated merchandise such as leather handbags, belts, dresses, lounge wear and scarves, created by local designers.

Adjoining the hotel is the onsite restaurant, Tart, designed by Picataggio and BAM Design Lab co-founders Annie May and Barbie Palomino. Market lights are on the patio, which also has a brick fireplace. Indoors, black and white abstract artwork by Ronald Santos—vintage art finds from Los Angeles’ Melrose and Rose Bowl flea markets—hang on a gallery wall. There are also vintage-style peep show boxes in the bathrooms designed by artist Katie Bright in collaboration with Last Night’s Party and Annie May.


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