Tessa Cooper

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Tessa Cooper is a home decor and lifestyle writer and freelance photographer. She loves traveling and draws inspiration from French and Italian interiors and architecture. She resides in an 1886 Victorian home in Springfield, MO, that she restored with her husband — it will always be one of her favorite places in the world.


  • 6+ years of experience contributing to digital and print lifestyle publications
  • Her work has been featured in magazines and websites including Apartment Therapy, 417 Magazine, 417 Home, and Feast


Tessa has worked as a full-time decor and lifestyle writer and freelance photographer for more than half a decade. Previously, she was a contributing editor for 417 Home, her region's premier interior design magazine, and Feast, which covered Midwest food news. In addition to contributing to The Spruce, she also writes and photographs home tours for Apartment Therapy.


B.S. in public relations with a minor in design from Missouri State University

Expertise: Home decor, Home renovations
Education: Missouri State University
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Title: Home Decor and Lifestyle Writer

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