Tessa Cooper

This Renter Made a 1930s NYC Rental Look Like a Stunning, High-End Parisian Home
Shelby Vanhoy of Pretty in the Pines and her husband made their small Manhattan rental apartment a peaceful family haven by bringing in nature-inspired colors and timeless prints and patterns while highlighting 1930s architectural details.
Apr 3, 2023
A 550-Square-Foot Rental Is 'French-Victorian With a Romantic Academia Flair'
Tessa is a freelance writer and photojournalist who contributes to food and lifestyle publications (like Apartment Therapy!). She shares this rental apartment in Springfield, Missouri with her husband.
Feb 28, 2022
A Small Rental Is a Mix of Budget Buys, Splurges, and DIY Large-Scale Art
Inside designer Colby Kern's apartment, high-end splurges, flea market finds, original art, and even a few big box-store scores coexist. The result is a style that exudes luxury without the high price tag.
Jan 20, 2022
This Vintage-Filled Missouri House Has Seriously Stylish Kitchen Shelves
Angela Houska and her husband Joshua Widner’s home is like a cabinet of curiosities.
Dec 3, 2021
Before and After: A Decaying House From 1881 Was Totally Transformed
Mick and Paige spent two years renovating this house built in 1881, giving it a moody, maximalist redo with nods to history.
Jun 23, 2021
This Transitional Style Missouri Rental Apartment Was Furnished on a Budget
As a former assistant to Broadway production designers, here’s how Robbie Ashurst sets the stage for his everyday life in the Midwest.
Nov 25, 2020