Lookalike for Less: Hummingbirds Wallpaper

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My Mom and Dad are redoing their powder room with Darlene, and they’re searching for wallpapers…which naturally got me searching for wallpapers! de Gournay (as seen above in Aerin Lauder’s dressing room) is like, the Rolls Royce of wallpapers (and absolutely stunning in person), but way out there in terms of price. I came across a similar looking paper at Anthropologie, which I love:

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Isn’t it pretty? Very de Gournay-esque, I think!

The weirdest thing though, is that the Anthropologie wallpaper is actually a complete dead ringer for Cole and Son Hummingbirds wallpaper (like to the point that I can’t tell the two apart):

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Am I crazy? Are they exactly the same?

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Like this room, designed by Kathryn Ivey Interiors. Pretty sure it’s the Hummingbirds paper, but it’s honestly hard to tell the difference.

Here’s the Hummingbirds in white:

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Bailey Quin used the Cole and Son Hummingbirds fabric in a Chicago home she designed, and it’s absolutely amazing:

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Those chairs are so good it hurts. I think I need to buy some of that fabric and get a throw pillow made out of it, asap. I’m sure it only costs a bajillion dollars a yard, no biggie.

The Cole and Son Hummingbirds paper is only available to the trade, so not sure on price, but I think it’s safe to assume the Anthropologie paper is a lot less, for more or less the exact same look.

13 comments

  1. I swore that I’d never want to see wallpaper again after scraping 30+ year old wallpaper from the walls of a house I flipped… but this has me changing my mind a little! (And yes, those two look identical!) I like the white hummingbird wallpaper best.

  2. Emily says: July 12, 2015

    Love that Cole & Son wallpaper, too, and have used it several times myself! It is to the trade via Lee Jofa and is actually a steal relative to the per roll cost at Anthro. Go figure?!

  3. Susie @ MaddieGDesigns says: August 26, 2015

    I just stumbled on this post trying to find an image of the paper to show a client. Yes, the paper is more affordable than the Anthro and the fabric runs just under $100 per roll. Hope that helps.

  4. Ann says: December 9, 2015

    The Anthropologie wallpaper is Cole and Sons. I have it.

  5. […] home he designed. I kinda like old-lady style, what can I say? (big fan of chintz). He even used the Anthro wallpaper that I blogged about! (not in the pic above, that’s de […]

  6. Erica says: January 19, 2017

    Coming in about two years late on this, but we have similar wallpaper in our bathroom and I seem to remember it was about $70/roll. Thibaut Augustine, http://www.thibautdesign.com/catalog/product/details/product/augustine_t4723/material/wallpaper/colorway/document_off_white_176/?s=1

  7. Pam says: February 25, 2017

    I am late as well here but I have been comparing these three wallpapers, the Anthropologie Vanuatu, the York hummingbird and the Thibaut Augustine. I finally decided on the Augustine but I can’t find it in the USA? Any advice other than a quick trip to the U.K.?

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