In 2012, after being laid-off from their prominent Music Industry jobs, Jennifer Farmer and Ann Miranda found themselves in the midst of the furniture upcycling movement and began reselling vintage finds to help make a living. What started out as a hobby to pass the time ultimately became Mi Vida Vintage (MVV) – a name inspired by Ann’s Latin heritage. The two founded MVV and helped clients “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” by refurbishing their existing furniture as well as helping designers source one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.
In the short three years since, Jennifer Farmer, now the sole owner, has expanded MVV to include its own in-house production facility with the ability to offer clients one-of-a-kind custom designs. No longer focusing on vintage furniture, Mi Vida Vintage has evolved into a modern luxury production house and design firm drawing inspiration from Mid-Century and Hollywood Regency styles.
Farmer’s unique designs attract an enviable roster of A-list clientele of top interior designers, musicians, celebrities, and tastemakers worldwide. MVV is making waves with collections like the Layla and Jazz which combine bold colors, mirror-like finishes, custom fabricated hardware and pop culture imagery.
“I really don’t think anything is too weird to be done; the crazier, the better,” says Farmer. “We create pieces that tell stories and are inspired by real people. Whether you’re interested in an original MVV piece, or you want to create a piece of your very own, expect anything from us to be a unique addition to your home.”
Farmer resides in Los Angeles with her husband, renowned music producer and sound engineer Daniel Knowles, and their chorkie, Emmylou. The two perform in a band Ghostel, in their free time.