A Beautiful Mess Home: Rustic Modern With Heart

To find beauty in imperfection…within unconventional objects and places, takes a discerning, lovely eye. To celebrate such beauty…to elevate it, requires a joyful spirit. To invite others to join the feast and thereby discover the treasures of the tumbledown, demands a gracious heart.

Our designer in today’s spotlight indeed possesses all three of these gifts of grace.

Dining room with rustic table and linen upholstered benches. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Meet the Heart Who Dreamed Up A Beautiful Mess Home

It has been so long, I cannot seem to remember precisely how I became acquainted with this designer’s inspiring work. I only know it has been pure pleasure watching success bloom for California-based, Kymberley Fraser. She is a treasure seeker…yes, but more importantly, she is the treasure.

Rustic Modern Design Inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home and Kymberley Fraser.

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The Shop

The unique, chic, and modern rustic shop, A Beautiful Mess Home, she founded offers industrial, primitive, and European antiques as well as unusual gifts, lighting, art, and so much more for infusing character into a home.

Interior designers who frequent the shop, rely on Fraser’s artful eye for curating one of a kind items, many from Europe, and customers often become clients since she offers design services.

A Beautiful Mess Home has a brick and mortar presence 30 minutes west of LA in Agoura Hills (28861 Agoura Hills Rd.) as well as an online presence right here.

Staying True to Her Roots

In the early days of A Beautiful Mess Home, Kymberley Fraser was designing her signature pillows and handbags created from an amazing collection of antique French linens and German grain sacks. While we stopped seeing these custom beauties for a stretch, they reappeared to the delight of her loyal customers!

Here’s my favorite…her EVERYTHING bag which just happens to feature my favorite number (and maybe yours!):

Antique grain sack tote bag. A Beautiful Mess Home by Kymberley Fraser.“Alles” means “Everything” in German. This “go to” messenger bag has been spotted being used at flea markets, farmers markets, malls, beaches and high schools. Our most popular creation made from antique French linen and German grain sacks, cotton ecru lining with zippered pocket and cell phone holder. Measurements: 40 1/2" tall. 20 1/2" shoulder strap.

“Alles” bag from A Beautiful Mess Home: FIND HERE.

German Grain Sacks

You may recall seeing a certain German grain sack from A Beautiful Mess Home float about my own home in various spots (and various homes!). Table runner, pillow cover, wall art, these pieces bring rustic European country flavor and imperfect lovely while also adding a slightly modern vibe. Let’s face it. Lettered everything is still very now and going strong.

These handbags embody perfectly that spirit of ‘a beautiful mess’ and seem to reflect the heart-fullness of their designer.

Antique grain sack as table runner in Nordic French dining room by Hello Lovely Studio. #grainsack #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #galvanized #hydrange #diningroom

Love my German grain sack from A Beautiful Mess Home. Hello Lovely Studio.

Today, we will journey into the modern rustic magic that is A Beautiful Mess Home and get to know its founder a bit better through her very own lens. If you love the designer’s aesthetic, you will certainly want to follow Beautiful Mess Home on Instagram!

Images: Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess Home

A Beautiful Mess Home: Rustic Modern With Heart

Rustic & Refined

Dining room design by Kymberley Fraser of A Beautiful Mess Home.

Interior Design: Kymberley Fraser. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Wingback chair in an entry with black and white. Design by Kymberley Fraser.

Black and white interior design inspiration.

Beautiful bathroom design with rich deep brown walls. Design by Kymberley Fraser of A Beautiful Mess Home. #bathroom #brownwalls #farrowandballtannersbrown

Interior Design: Kymberley Fraser. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Simple & Sophisticated

French pots massed on two shelves in a rustic moment of design beauty. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Pale shades of cream and putty. French pots massed on rustic shelves.

Wonky & Wonderful

One of her favorite design moments in the shop is in the dressing room which sports a most charming look. She dreamed up this idea to cover the walls with a few antique textiles from her collection. The ceiling light is made from antique Victorian lamp parts found on a buying trip. They are hung at different levels, and the ceiling plate is an antique French brass scale plate.

Genius!

Dressing room in A Beautiful Mess Home store in Agoura. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Dressing Room in A Beautiful Mess Home store.

This is my idea of couture!

Dress form with unique patchwork of grain sack textiles. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Charming dress form with patchwork of grain sack textiles. Design by Kymberley Fraser.

Kymberley Fraser: Her Own Home

Grain sack pillow. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Kimberley Fraser’s own home.

What’s her style?

“I guess you could say it’s ‘my look’ but it’s filled with everything that’s touched my life over the years or spoke to me one way or another on my travels. I don’t follow many trends in my own home and believe so much that styles can be mixed… I’ve always believed that you should make it your own and if you love it and it speaks to you, then own it.”

Her style imparts such personality and warmth…and there are all of these delicious contrasts happening. Not just with black and white, but in unexpected pairings of the understated with the bold that keep you intrigued.

Serene living room by Kymberley Fraser. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Interior Design: Kymberley Fraser. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Many of you have asked me about my coffee table in my living room... I created this table using an antique Adirondack bed from the 1800’s that I found in Maine. I loved the texture and the fact that it was made by hand and of course the history behind it...that I decided to put a piece of glass on top and make it a coffee table. Another piece near and dear to my heart that I will never part with..

About the coffee table in her living room, Fraser says, “I created this table using an antique Adirondack bed from the 1800’s that I found in Maine. I loved the texture and the fact that it was made by hand and of course the history behind it…that I decided to put a piece of glass on top and make it a coffee table. Another piece near and dear to my heart that I will never part with.”

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Interior Design: Kymberley Fraser. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

European antiques, primitives, and industrial decor finds.

Kymberley Fraser: Interior Design Projects

Kymberley’s work has been featured in: The New York Times, The Orange County Register, Romantic Homes Magazine, Country Living Magazine, Washington Spaces Magazine, Romantic Country Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, 805 Living Magazine, Souvenir Lifestyle Magazine, Calabasas Style Magazine, Hidden Hills Magazine, Flea Market Style Magazine and French Country Style Magazine.

Farrow & Ball Tanner's Brown in a gorgeous bathroom design by Kymberley Fraser of A Beautiful Mess Home. #farrowandball #tannersbrown #abeautifulmesshome #bathroomdesign #brownpaintcolor

Interior Design: Kymberley Fraser. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home. Paint color: FARROW & BALL Tanner’s Brown.

Tanner's Brown - Paint Colours - Farrow & Ball. #farrowandballtannersbrown

Farrow & Ball Tanner’s Brown.

Magnificent antique black doors. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Interior Design: Kymberley Fraser of A Beautiful Mess Home.

Brass kitchen bridge faucet. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Linen dishcloths from Europe – A Beautiful Mess Home.

Interior design by Kymberley Fraser.

Interior Design: Kymberley Fraser of A Beautiful Mess Home.

Interior design by Kymberley Fraser.

A dramatic kitchen design by Kymberley Fraser.

Interior design by Kymberley Fraser.

Interior Design: Kymberley Fraser of A Beautiful Mess Home.

What Inspires the Designer?

Family.

Photo: Kymberley Fraser.

Her beloved daughters.

Faith.

Thomas Merton quote. We have what we seek, it is there all the time... #quote #thomasmerton #merton

Have you read Merton? He’s no longer with us but has got it going on!

Timelessness.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Her styling is kind of perfect.

Genuine people.

I've Got a Thing For Genuine People. #quote #authenticity

Preach.

Antiques.

Antique Swedish trunk. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

A Swedish treasure!

Oddities.

Horse hook. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

For you equestrian lovelies.

Unique Gifts.

Vellum books. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Vellum books again, but I couldn’t stop myself…the pale lovely just kills me.

The sea.

Or as she likes to call it, “her church.”

Pacific Ocean beauty. Photo by Kymberley Fraser.

Inspiring the designer.

Wabi-Sabi.

Things of quality.

Things of quality have no fear of time. #quote #designquote #quality #antiques #timeless

Oooh ..this I like and must pin!

German Grain Sacks.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

German grain sacks at A Beautiful Mess Home.

California.

Pacific Ocean beauty. Photo by Kymberley Fraser.

Malibu.

Transformation.

Quote about transformation. #quote #change #success

You will never change your life until you change something you o daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

Contrasts…black and white.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

An inspiring kitchen the designer spied at Pasadena Showcase House – 2017.

Wit.

French industrial storage box. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

A Beautiful Mess Home.

Creating beautiful things.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

In a transcendent move, Fraser paired an antique French table base with a brass top.

Wise words.

Rumi quote. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do #rumi #lovepoetry

Let me live this more fully everyday!

What Can You Find in Her Shop A Beautiful Mess Home?

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Handmade vintage Brass Mac Dog touch lamps.

Dining room in a Spanish style home. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Dining room finds from A Beautiful Mess Home.

 Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

European antiques, primitives, and industrial decor finds.

Antique vellum throughout and our newest addition of vellum shelf sconces.. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Antique vellum throughout and our newest addition of vellum shelf sconces..

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

European antiques, primitives, and industrial decor finds.

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Antique French apothecary jars. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Antique French apothecary jars.

French industrial storage box. Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

French industrial storage box.

Isn’t her eye for beauty an exceptional one?

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Back to bizness…

This three-legged side table from France from her shop tells such a charming story about messy beautiful, oui?

Do visit A Beautiful Mess Home in person or online and deliver hugs for the designer from this admirer!

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess and Kymberley Fraser on Hello Lovely. Come tour interiors and vignettes with European antiques, primitives, and industrial style. #modernrustic #rusticdecor #interiordesign #abeautifulmesshome

Rustic modern design inspiration from A Beautiful Mess Home.

Thank you, my friend, KF, for bringing forth all of this beauty.

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

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2 Comments

  1. Connie
    August 14, 2018 / 8:12 am

    All so lovely! Her style is what most people around where I live would call “fancy” or “elegant” and certainly not “messy” at all. 😉 No matter what descriptive name it is, it is most decidedly beautiful to my eye. Love it all!

    • michele
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      August 14, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Ha! I guess it depends on how you translate ‘messy.’ In this case it implies, unfussy, undone, unpolished, kick up your feet, don’t mind the scratches or dents, patina lovely flavor of mess. It’s such a casual approach to living beautifully. 🙂

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