Tess Wilson, Apartment Therapy

Tess Wilson

Apartment Therapy

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tess:

We Wouldn't Change a Thing About This IKEA Living Room Hack

IKEA's white PLATSA storage bench has found a new home and a totally new look in a Victorian home in London. → Read More

Someone Found a Way to Make a White Wall Interesting

This wall didn't scream office, but two chairs, eight shelves, and countless colors later, it is now a bright cheerful office suitable for two. → Read More

This Newly Reconfigured IKEA Kitchen Has a Bit of a Twist

An interior designer helped update this San Diego kitchen for her parents, using budget IKEA cabinets enhanced by semi-custom Semihandmade doors. → Read More

This Mid-Century Ranch Just Got Some Major Curb Appeal

The exterior of this classic California home had not been painted since the 1960s and was desperately in need of a spruce, and perhaps even a pop of color. → Read More

$6,000 Restored This Bathroom to Its Original Vintage Glory

The only thing worth saving was the vintage clawfoot tub. → Read More

This Converted Sprinter Van is Surprisingly Livable

This 2008 Dodge Sprinter van has space to sleep, cook, store outdoor gear, and drive, allowing its owners to live comfortably while traveling the country. → Read More

This Bathroom Redo Is the Stuff Bathtub Dreams Are Made Of

This bathroom was quite cool, but had a lot going on. After a smart renovation, it's now lighter, brighter, more serene, and has a more spa-like design. → Read More

See the $24,000 Overhaul of a Small 1970s Bathroom

This little '70s bathroom had some serious space limitations, poor ventilation, and failing plumbing, until it got a major makeover and heated tile floors. → Read More

This Living Room is All About the New Ceiling

This homeowner added architectural interest and warmth to a living room with faux wood beams on the ceiling that cost about $800 to install. → Read More

This Carpeted Staircase is No Longer a Death Trap

These carpeted stairs were too small to be very useful or accessible. See how they were completely reimagined. → Read More

This Teeny-Tiny Bathroom Now Looks Surprisingly Spacious

Six square feet is a pretty small space to squeeze in a toilet, sink, shower, and even a little storage. See this tiny bathroom get a big upgrade. → Read More

Who Knew a $75 Craigslist Find Could Look This Good?

This tall, vintage, secondhand dresser needed a little wood filler and a lot of love, so its new owner gave it a coat of paint that transformed its look. → Read More

Small Changes Led To This Dining Room's Dramatic Makeover

This dining room got a dramatic makeover with just a few smart changes: a new table, fresh paint job, and minimal added decor. → Read More

This Living Room Coat Closet Has a Total Surprise Inside

This wallpapered coat closet is a delightful surprise for guests when it's time to hang up and retrieve their coats. → Read More

This Remodeled Farmhouse Kitchen Has a Huge 16-Foot Island

This remodeled kitchen traded in '80s orange-toned wood and tile countertops for classic farmhouse style, open shelving, and a large 16-foot island. → Read More

This RV's Bedroom Packs Some Enviable Secret Storage

The bedroom in this 2005 RV had a lot of beige and '80s flair, until its owner created a storage-packed space that's both beautiful and functional. → Read More

A Pretty IKEA PAX Hack Elevates This Entire Bedroom

Thanks to paint and a clever hack, the ubiquitous blank-slate PAX wardrobe from IKEA gets a major upgrade in a graphic designer's Copenhagen apartment. → Read More

This Remodeled Scandi-Style IKEA Kitchen Is *Chef's Kiss*

After living with a less-than-ideal kitchen, its owner was finally able to renovate using IKEA cabinets—and the results are sunny, fun, and Scandinavian. → Read More

It's Amazing What a Measly $100 Can Do for a Beige Bathroom

Thanks to just $100 and a few hours of work, this standard, beige and builder-grade bathroom is now as bright and colorful as it is practical. → Read More

This Tiny House Was Snapped Up By Its Owners for Only $250

There are a lot of fabulous tiny houses out there, but very few of them started life as a car dealership office. 50 years later, it's now an AirBnb. → Read More