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Pebbles and Flowerpots – Geremia Colorway

Philadelphia, circa 1810

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation in Lexington, Kentucky.


Adelphi Paper Hangings asked designers Lauren Geremia from Geremia Desgin to create custom colorways for five historical wallpapers. Read more about Geremia Design and what inspired Lauren to create the color ways.

This striking and very distinctive paper, along with the Festoon Frieze, was originally hung in the dining room of one of the most important and ground breaking examples of American domestic architecture, the Pope Villa in Lexington, Kentucky.

The house was designed in about 1815 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, one of America’s first professional architects, and built for Senator John Pope and his wife Eliza, who was a sophisticated client and participated with Latrobe in the design. Latrobe’s fusion of classical sources and picturesque theory places the Pope Villa among the most important buildings of Federal America.

Adelphi has located several fragments of similar early designs in the Independence National Park Collection. These wallpapers were all hung in a downtown Philadelphia structures, leading us to surmise that the Pebbles and Flowerpots was likely produced in Philadelphia.

Imperial Measurements: 11 ¾ inches, width 20 ⅝ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 29.8 cm, 52 cm.



Samples are available for all Adelphi Paper Hangings patterns. Standard pattern samples are 12 inches by 23 inches and are available for $15. for each pattern. Small samples, business envelope size, are available on request, at no charge (limited to 10 per customer).

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Pattern Reproduction

Color choices for our patterns are not limited to those shown.

All Adelphi patterns can be custom colored to better acknowledge the paper's context. Additional lead time is required for all custom work.

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