Created by sisters, Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson, A Beautiful Mess is all about creating a comfortable life at home. Its msin topics include DIY projects, recipes, home decor, and fashion inspiration. Built with WordPress, the blog features an organized and clean aesthetic.
The siblings founded the blog in 2007 as a way to support their local businesses – a boutique and a bakery. Over time, however, the blog morphed into a useful resource embracing the DIY and creator lifestyles. It is home to more than 4,000 blog posts and has been featured in major publications such as HGTV, Domino, Midwest Living, and more.
A Beautiful Mess has grown into a small team mainly consisting of creatives, and also publishes content from guest writers. Other projects arising out of the blog include books on cooking, DIY tips, and photography.