Emily Spinach


Inspired by Alice Roosevelt, the delightfully rebellious eldest daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. At turns doted on and chided by her resolute father, Alice was a handful whose antics charmed the American public. Lauded as “Princess Alice,” she raced cars through the streets of Washington, smoked cigarettes on the roof of the White House, carried a pet snake in her purse to formal parties (named Emily Spinach, our pattern’s namesake), and snuck mini bottles of whiskey in her gloves to dry events. Her popularity was celebrated by the naming of her very own color, Alice Blue, and at one point she received so much fan mail that the White House had to allot a separate secretary just to manage it all.

Her independence was striking, particularly in an era when women were still considered largely ornamental. One of her father’s famous lines was, “I can do two things. I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice Roosevelt. I cannot possibly do both.”

Our serpentine damask is an ode to this headstrong woman who expertly toed the line between decorum and rascality. A bonafide mischief maker who often exasperated her father, but enchanted the world.


  • Roll: 27″ wide x 15′ long
  • Sample: 9″ x 11″


  • Pattern Repeat: 18″
  • Pattern Match:  Straight
  • Screen Repeat: 36″
  • No. of Screens: 7


Grow House Grow is partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every roll of wallpaper produced.

Inspired by Stories, Made by Hand

Grow House Grow’s wallpaper is hand silk screened with care in beautiful New York. Rolls come untrimmed and unpasted, and are both gently wipeable and strippable.

There is a two roll minimum for all orders. Professional installation is highly recommended.

Lead time: We keep limited stock of all our wallpapers (several days to ship), and also print to order (6-8 weeks to ship).  For information on a specific lead time, contact us with your preferred pattern, colorway, and quantity.

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