Baylor Chapman

Baylor Chapman, Author, The Plant Recipe Book and Decorating with Plants and owner and designer, Lila B. Design

Every day Baylor Chapman is inspired by the raw beauty of nature, and constantly thinks about ways to bring that beauty into her home – and yours. She believes that nature is handsome more than pretty, and is always searching for an unexpected definition of “beautiful.” Baylor discovered that she loves working with plants so much that she spent almost 20 years surrounding herself with them. After attending the UC Berkeley extension program for garden design, Baylor founded Lila B., a San Francisco green-certified plant and flower design business. She also created a parking lot garden in the middle of a big city. In 2014 her first book, The Plant Recipe Book (Artisan) was published, and in 2018 she published Decorating with Plants (Artisan). In an initiative to improve guest experiences, she collaborated on a worldwide botanical strategy plan for a major international hotel chain. Her work has also appeared in Sunset Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Better Homes and Gardens, and she has been a guest on PBS’ “Growing a Greener World TV” and DIY expert on Sunset.com, HGTV and Houzz.com.