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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AUGUST 30, 2013 | FRIDAY
14 DIY Doormats That Step Up the Style

Incorporating a variety of materials, these truly one-of-a-kind doormats are not something you would simply walk on—or by—without noticing.

Dressing Up the Dresser: 11 Creative DIY Transformations

Paint, decoupage, mirrors... there are many ways to revive a drab dresser. Here are 11 examples guaranteed to inspire you to action.

You've Got Mail: 11 Inventive DIY Mailboxes

Make your letter carrier do a double take with these 11 salvaged-material mailboxes that demonstrate real outside-the-box creativity.

Composite Decking: 10 Great Reasons to Rethink Wood

Durable, colorfast, and resistant to mold, mildew, and rot, composite decking is taking center stage in backyards across the country.

MAY 30, 2013 | THURSDAY
10 Stunning Showers to Give You Bathroom Envy

Showering doesn’t have to be a chore! By mixing comfort with visually-striking design, these showers deliver a luxurious look and experience.

MAY 16, 2013 | THURSDAY
10 Faux Planters with Genuine Style

Lightweight and low-maintenance, these budget-friendly planters match the look and style of much more expensive options.

MAY 15, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Mirror Magic: 10 Ways of Using Mirrors to Your Design Advantage

Look to mirrors for stylish appeal and practical value in every room of the house.

MAY 9, 2013 | THURSDAY
Blades of Glory: 10 Ceiling Fans with Sharp Style

Take a spin through our roundup of ceiling fans to suit every design sensibility.

APRIL 16, 2013 | TUESDAY
10 Reasons to Love Bamboo Floors

Bamboo flooring has won fans both for its look and performance, not to mention its environmental sustainability.

APRIL 8, 2013 | MONDAY
Under-Cabinet Lighting: 10 "Shining" Examples

Illuminate every corner and recess of your kitchen for maximum utility and improved aesthetics.