The Plant Recipe Book

Decorating with Plants

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Barnes & Noble

Indie Bound


Green Apple

Books, Inc.

Available wherever books are sold April 2nd, 2019

Decorating with Plants

Houseplants are more popular than ever before—nothing can add energy, style, and that essential “lived-in-ness” to their spaces better than a little bit of green. Whether it’s a statement-making fiddle-leaf fig or a tiny tabletop succulent, a houseplant instantly elevates the look of your home. But where to begin?

In Decorating with Plants, Baylor Chapman walks readers through everything they need to know to bring houseplants into their home. First, there’s Plant Care 101: from how to assess light conditions to tricks for keeping your plants alive while on vacation, Chapman gives readers the simple, foundational info they need to ensure their plants will thrive. Then she introduces us to 28 of her favorites—specimens that are tough as nails but oh-so-stylish, from the eye-catching Rubber Tree to the delicate Cape Primrose. Finally, she guides readers through the home room by room: Place an aromatic plant like jasmine or gardenia to your entry to establish your home’s “signature scent.” Add a proper sense of scale to your living room with a ceiling-grazing palm. Create a living centerpiece of jewel-toned succulents for a dining table arrangement that will last long after your dinner party. From air purification to pest control, there’s no limit to what houseplants can do for your home—and Decorating with Plants is here to show you how to add them to spaces big and small with style.


“At last! A book where savvy interior design and houseplant smarts intersect with finesse. Your home will be more beautiful, your life will be uplifted.”
– Tovah Martin, author of The Unexpected Houseplant

“I will let you in on a major decorating secret: Every room in your house would look better with a houseplant (or three) to add some life to it. With Baylor Chapman’s handy guide, you can pick the best plants—whether for a sunny windowsill or a dark corner—as well as create artful arrangements that will thrive in your home.”
Michelle Slatalla, author of Gardenista

“Yes, Baylor is a masterful designer—that’s evident from the beauty she conjures in everything she touches. But Decorating with Plants reveals Baylor’s other magic power: Teaching. Her latest masterpiece offers endless design pursuits, all effortlessly demystified from start to finish.”
– Johanna Silver, author of The Bold Dry Garden

“This fresh approach to designing with houseplants goes well beyond the basics of selection and care, providing lushly illustrated style guidance for every room of the house. A fantastic mix of practical and inspirational.”
– Susan Morrison, garden designer and author of The Less Is More Garden

“We need more plants in our lives and Chapman shows us how to do it!”
– Granville Greene, author of The Mezcal Rush

“An easily followed roadmap to horticultural success. . . . Chapman’s inviting tone mixed with the gorgeous photography makes for an ideal volume for the brown- and green-thumbed alike.”
Publishers Weekly

“Horticulturist Chapman encourages readers to add a green thing (or two or three) to every room in the house—for mood, tone, fragrance, clean air, and just plain good looks. . . . Room-by-room ideas . . . . Inspiring photographs. . . . [A] reference for any room, any lifestyle.”
Booklist, starred review

The Plant Recipe Book

Plant Recipe Book

Living arrangements are the heart of our work at Lila B. and this passion gave rise to our  book. With an eye on today’s modern aesthetic and inspired by natural beauty, The Plant Recipe Book provides simple steps to show anyone how to create stunning living plant decor.

A follow-up to The Flower Recipe Book, it showcases the same beautiful photography  by Paige Green and easy-to-follow “how to” recipe style. The 100 container designs included in the book are sometimes sleek, often whimsical, and always contemporary. They range from stark to ornate and from super-easy to more involved.


“We felt confident we could whip up “mammillaria on its own,” …Seeing the spare, elegant results, it nearly made our mouth water” – New York Times

“hands-on advice for crafting accessible living centerpieces”L.A. Times

“The Plant Recipe Book reads, above all, like a love letter to greenery” – Food 52

“Fab Floral Arrangements You Can Actually Make” – Lonny Magazine

“We’re loving The Plant Recipe Book” – Sunset Magazine

“kick over the coffee table and make something…” – The Horticult

“pull back the curtain on creating beautiful potted arrangements” – Design Sponge

“One of my favourite books is called The Plant Recipe Book, by Baylor Chapman.” – Martha Moments


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