Farmerâ€™s Daughter Hotel Gets New Look
The Farmerâ€™s Daughter Hotel in Los Angelesâ€™ Beverly Grove district has taken the wraps off its multi-phase, property-wide renovation. Co-owner Ellen Picataggio teamed with locally based MLK Studioâ€™s Meg Joannides to create a new look for the 1960s hotelâ€™s guest rooms, lobby and courtyard. The 66-key independent boutique propertyâ€™s revamp also involved updates to its public spaces, pool area and restaurant, as well as the addition of original art installations.
A double guest room in the barn building. Photo: Courtesy of The Farmerâ€™s Daughter Hotel
This month the hotel completed the projectâ€™s final phase, with the transformation of guest rooms in its barn building. Dubbed Tack Rooms, refreshed double rooms feature custom-designed furniture, built-in desks, accents in denim and plaid fabrics, and a sliding barn door that opens to the bathroom, as well as wallpaper by artist Katie Bright featuring a mural-like display of subtle motifs.
A Robin king room. Photo: Courtesy of The Farmerâ€™s Daughter Hotel
The Farmerâ€™s Daughter debuted the first phase of its renovation, which involved the main buildingâ€™s accommodations, early last year. Those guest rooms were restyled to reflect a mix of art, technology, and urban residential design. The main building houses Robin Rooms, which showcase custom furnishings, grass cloth wallpaper, original art by Vermont artist Jesse Azarian, a book collection by Taschen, a built-in sofa and a bathroom separated by a wall of glass; the Farmerâ€™s Suite, a light-filled space with a private bedroom, kitchenette and a living room overlooking the courtyard; and the No Tell Room, which is decked out with copper-encased mirrors on the ceiling, a full wet bar, painted murals and copper tables. Further emphasizing the art-centric vibe, every king guest room displays an installation box, each by a different artist, showing their interpretations of the rural girl lifestyle.
Public restroom details. Photo: Courtesy of The Farmerâ€™s Daughter Hotel
Also in the main building, the lobby features a copper elevator and ascending staircase that depicts the story of Jack and the Beanstalk leading to the floors above, as well as an Art-o-mat, a converted cigarette machine that vends custom-made art pieces. SHOP, the lobbyâ€™s boutique, offers fashion merchandise created by local designers.
Designed by Picataggio and BAM Design Lab co-founders Annie May and Barbie Palomino, TART, the hotelâ€™s adjoining restaurant, has the neighborhood vibe of a European bistro. Market lights strung on the patio and a brick fireplace decorate the outdoor dining space. Indoors, black-and-white abstract artwork by Ronald Santos and vintage art sourced from LAâ€™s Melrose and Rose Bowl flea markets hang on a gallery wall. Vintage-style peep show boxes designed by artist Katie Bright in collaboration with Last Nightâ€™s Party and Annie May displaying a short video adorn the F&B venueâ€™s bathrooms.
â€œCommunity, culture, and warm, creative and entertaining hospitality are in our DNA,â€ say the hotelâ€™s co-owners, Peter and Ellen Picataggio. â€œWeâ€™re excited to share the next chapter in the story of The Farmerâ€™s Daughter and invite guests from near and far to join in our refined revelry.â€