Middle Tennessee got down- right cold last night, bottoming out at 30. It will get down to 23 tonight, which means my outdoor gardening days are done for another season. I will miss my flowers and greenery until next growing season. I won’t fret too much since I have the perfect chilly night companion- ©The Leaf Supply Guide to creating your Indoor jungle book by Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan.  If you love houseplants and consider them a necessary part of your home’s decor, then read on to discover all the beautiful rooms and design ideas shared in this book. Plus, because I ladore my readers,  I’m hosting a giveaway too!

Indoor jungle book review & Giveaway

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Smith Street Books  I received information to facilitate today’s post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and love of houseplants are my own.

About The Leaf Supply Guide to Creating Your Indoor Jungle: 

Written by Sophia Kaplan and Lauren Camilleri / Released October 2019 by Smith Street Books


"This book is a luxurious guide to creating the very densest of jungles in your living room. It's time to finally turn that thumb green. With this stunningly photographed greenery guide, anyone can master the art of making your living room thrive. When done correctly, curating any decent houseplant can be just as effective as hanging a beautiful work of art. After all, our green companions are known to be beneficial for mental health and for general health (being oxygenators), as well as a key element of any well-balanced interior."

About the Authors:

According to the publishers website, Lauren and Sophia run the wildly successful nursery and interior-design store Leaf Supply, in Sydney, Australia. They wrote a beautifully designed book by the same name in 2018. Now, with Indoor Jungle, they explain (in layperson's terms) how to best transform your house into a veritable greenhouse. In this sequel of sorts, Lauren and Sophia cast their plant-loving net far wider than simply fabulous Australian interiors, featuring jungle-y architecture from around the world.

Take a Peek inside the Indoor Jungle:

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In this photo, we see a variety of houseplants including several cactus’ which I love, but that’s not what drew me to this photo. It’s the aesthetically pleasing use of pots and baskets that grabbed my attention. The whole book is full of beautiful plants and interiors photos like this one.

Please note- even if you think you don’t have a green thumb, this book will help you understand it may not be entirely your fault if plants don’t thrive in your care. Indoor Jungle starts at the very beginning- before you ever buy or inherit a houseplant. The book is in concise and well-written sections. Then the sections are further broken down to cover helpful topics. 

 Section One: The Foundations:

Lauren and Sophia say that we should school up and lay the correct groundwork for our indoor jungle. It’s the best way to create a sustainable and ultimately rewarding plant filled space.
Knowing what your plants need to survive and knowing what conditions your plants will receive in our interiors, allow us to make informed decisions about the style of jungle is best suited for us.

I consider my thumb green and adore houseplants but have come to realize I must be very selective in what plants I bring home because my five-year-old cat, Fiona will nibble on every type of greenery she can reach.

In Foundations, you’ll learn how to:

  • analyze your space
  • how to find inspiration (which is basically everywhere on and offline)
  • basic plant care

In each section there are beautiful plants and interiors! I kept saying things like “I wonder what that plant is? and I wonder if I have good enough lighting for this amazing plant?”
I have a feeling you’ll be asking questions and making notes on plants and topics covered in the book as well. 

My Thoughts:

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I love this book for so many reasons. I’ve gone through the whole book twice. Once to just take in the gorgeous spaces filled with plants and then again to start reading chapters that caught my eye. There are several jungles showcased along with the people who tend them which I really enjoyed reading. Another thing I really liked about this book is it has plant hacks interspersed throughout the book.

I’m now reading the Indoor Jungle page by page to glean all the knowledge I can. With 256 pages, I’ll be taking a lot of notes during the cold months. I’m not allowing myself to buy another houseplant (not even a Christmas Cactus!) until I decide where that plant will live within my home.

If you would like to learn more about the authors and/or find out how you can purchase Indoor Jungle, please visit Smith Street Books.

The Takeaway:

Indoor Jungle is a great resource full of helpful tips and tricks to turn your thumb green and home into a jungle.  I highly recommend this is a fantastic book. Indoor Jungle will be a welcomed coffee table book and would make a perfect gift for any plant lovers you have on your list!

Win It:

Thanks to today’s sponsor, Smith Street Books, one lucky reader will win this beautiful hardbound Indoor Jungle book (retail value $49.99.)


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Must live in the United States and be 18+ or older to enter. Must use a valid email address to enter. Sorry, we can't ship to P.O. Boxes. One winner per household only.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment, the sponsor is. Winners will be notified by email used on the entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 

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