Cody Calamaio


With a background in newspaper reporting, and with editorial stints at This Old House and Contract magazines, Cody Calamaio now freelances as a designer and writer, in addition to working as a marketing professional. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Arizona, as well as a Master's degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute. Cody Calamaio on LinkedIn

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JULY 25, 2014 | FRIDAY
10 Rooftop Gardens That Bring Gardening to New Heights

Gardening is a way to connect with the earth, and this connection becomes even more striking in a rooftop garden, where the earth sits closer to the sky. Rooftop gardens allow city dwelle...

Move Out: 10 Ways to Expand into Your Garage

Plenty of homeowners wish they had more room. It's possible these cramped-feeling dreamers have overlooked a golden opportunity: garage conversion. Renovating the garage is a wonderful wa...

JUNE 27, 2014 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Crafty Paper Lanterns to Create Quickly

To add a delightful detail to your home, you need not invest heavily in the effort, either financially or in terms of time. Likewise, you need not struggle to make use of any heavy-duty t...

Before and After: 7 Stunning Bathroom Makeovers

Because the bathroom isn’t the first thing visitors see, it often falls to the bottom of the DIY to-do list. But a bathroom shouldn’t stay out of sight and out of mind, because it is one ...

JUNE 9, 2014 | MONDAY
Stone Veneers: 10 Rock-Solid Looks for Your Walls

There once was a big difference in appearance between natural and faux stone veneer, but the materials have evolved to be nearly indistinguishable. Natural stone can now be thinly sliced,...

MAY 29, 2014 | THURSDAY
10 Playful Examples of Swinging and Swaying Furniture

While most people are good at utilizing all four walls of their rooms for furniture and decor, it is easy to forget about the ceiling. Suspending furniture like chairs, beds, and tables f...

MAY 19, 2014 | MONDAY
11 Creatively Stylish Ways to Display Succulents

If you don’t have a green thumb, then succulents might just be the plant for you. Succulents are a family of fleshy plants, including aloe vera and cacti, known for retaining water and st...

MAY 13, 2014 | TUESDAY
11 Style-Setting Tiles Destined for Your Backsplash

When it comes time to design your dream kitchen, remember that details can make all the difference. While big-ticket elements, such as appliances and cabinets, are crucial, it's the finis...

MAY 6, 2014 | TUESDAY
13 DIY Window Treatments to Dress Up Your Space

Just as clothes make the man, the right dressings can make all the difference for your windows too. Whether your window overlooks a dramatic vista or merely your own backyard, the view wi...

APRIL 28, 2014 | MONDAY
Library Ladders: Reaching New Heights at Home

The library ladder is the perfect example of form meeting function. Not only is it an entirely practical piece, but it also adds a fun design element to any room in the house. With caster...