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Decorating with plants : what to choose, ways to style, and how to make them thrive / Baylor Chapman ; photographs by Aubrie Pick.

By: Chapman, Baylor.
Contributor(s): Pick, Aubrie [photogpher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Artisan, [2019]Description: 272 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781579657765; 1579657761.Subject(s): House plants in interior decoration | House plantsDDC classification: 635.9/65 Summary: "The complete guide to 'greening' your space, with ideas and inspiration for adding plants to every room in your home, plus a directory of versatile, easy-to-care-for specimens."-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"This book will help you keep your plants healthy." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune , 7 Books to Shake Up Your Home Decor

Houseplants are more popular than ever before--especially with millennials, who are setting up their homes for the first time and discovering that 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.

Includes index.

"The complete guide to 'greening' your space, with ideas and inspiration for adding plants to every room in your home, plus a directory of versatile, easy-to-care-for specimens."-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 8)
  • Getting Stared (p. 10)
  • Part I The Go-To Plant List
  • Air Plant (p. 34)
  • Billbergia Bromeliad (p. 37)
  • Boston Fern (p. 38)
  • Cape Primrose (p. 41)
  • Dracaena (p. 42)
  • Fatshedera (p. 45)
  • Ficus 'Alii' (p. 46)
  • Hippeastrum (p. 49)
  • Hoya (p. 50)
  • Marimo (p. 53)
  • Metallic Palm (p. 54)
  • Monstera (p. 57)
  • Orchids (p. 58)
  • Oxalis (p. 62)
  • Palm (p. 65)
  • Pelargonium (p. 66)
  • Peperomia (p. 69)
  • Philodendron (p. 70)
  • Pilea (p. 73)
  • Pothos (p. 74)
  • Prayer Plant (p. 77)
  • Rex Begonia (p. 78)
  • Rhipsalis (p. 81)
  • Rubber Plant (p. 82)
  • Sansevieria (p. 85)
  • Spider Plant (p. 86)
  • Succulents (p. 89)
  • ZZ Plant (p. 90)
  • Part II A Room-by-Room Guide
  • A Plant Design Primer (p. 95)
  • Entryway (p. 100)
  • Living Room (p. 120)
  • Kitchen (p. 146)
  • Dining Room (p. 166)
  • Bedroom (p. 186)
  • Kid's Room (p. 204)
  • Bathroom (p. 220)
  • Home Office (p. 236)
  • Appendix: Common and Botanical Names (p. 259)
  • Resources (p. 264)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 266)
  • Index (p. 267)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

Chapman (The Plant Recipe Book), founder of San Francisco's Lila B. plant design studio, offers an easily followed roadmap to horticultural success with this well-appointed guide, supplemented with attractive images from photographer Aubrie Pick. After declaring that everyone can learn to garden, she sets out to communicate the basics of indoor plant use-settling on a style and budget, matching plants with the right soil, repotting plants, knowing how often to water-before moving onto her go-to plant list, which includes orchids, spider plants, and air plants. For each, Chapman gives the basics-care level, required lighting, soil, watering, fertilizing, temperature, and size-accompanied by a full-page color photo. Part II discusses which species to use in which rooms, from the bedroom (chrysanthemums, English ivy), to the dining room (hydrangeas, hellebore), to one's home office (neon cactus, earth star). As a San Franciscan, Chapman is also attentive to space constraints, a point she drives home with "small space, big impact" ideas, such as "Standouts for the Coffee Table," "Clear Your Countertops," and "Repurposed Accessories." Chapman's inviting tone mixed with the gorgeous photography makes for an ideal volume for the brown- and green-thumbed alike. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

No black-thumb talk allowed here. Instead, horticulturist Chapman (The Plant Recipe Book, 2014) 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. The initial homework's already complete: a list of 28 can't-kill-'em, hardy plants, from air plants to ZZs (aka Zanzibar gems), each with good notes about care level, light, soil, watering, fertilizer, temperature, and size, and a good color photograph. Preceding these profiles is an array of information, such as SOS tips (ever heard of guttation or tiny water drops on leaves?); guidelines for carrying, potting, and repotting; and other educational topics. Her room-by-room ideas follow, led by a primer about plant attributes, vessels, and design basics. Best yet are the inspiring photographs: page after page of looks for coffee tables, kitchen herbs, dresser treatments, office bookshelfs, all with enough useful description to take to the garden center. Six specific do-it-yourself projects complete her gentle lessons: a Victorian pot-et-fleur (fakes with real plants) or a kokedama (a living vase), complete with materials, instructions, and photographs. An always-growing reference for any room, any lifestyle.--Barbara Jacobs Copyright 2019 Booklist