Casa Reads: Past & Present

History buffs and weekend warriors will get a kick out of our latest book obsession, Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them. Penned by Design Sponge Managing Editor Amy Azzarito, this new book connects influential design eras to current decorating trends. Fascinating (but digestible) essays fill in the historical context, while easy-to-follow DIY projects created by top design talent reinterpret them for the modern home. Keep reading to check out our six favorite projects along with a brief history lesson and final reveal for each!