Baylor Chapman



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Living arrangements are the heart of the work at Lila B. the floral and plant design company I founded in 2007. With an eye on the sustainable movement 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