Lookalike for Less: Hummingbirds Wallpaper

deGournay hummingbirds wallpaper featured by top US interior design blog, York Avenue

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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 hummingbirds wallpaper at Anthropologie, which I love:

Anthropologie hummingbirds wallpaper featured by top US interior design blog, York Avenue

Vanuatu Twilight wallpaper

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

The weirdest thing though, is that the Anthropologie hummingbirds 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):

Cole and Son hummingbirds wallpaper featured by top US interior design blog, York Avenue

Am I crazy? Are they exactly the same?

Anthropologie hummingbirds wallpaper featured by top US interior design blog, York Avenue

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

Here’s the Hummingbirds wallpaper in white:

Anthropologie white hummingbirds wallpaper featured by top US interior design blog, York Avenue

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

Cole and Son hummingbirds fabric featured by top US interior design blog, York Avenue

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Those chairs are so good it hurts. I think I need to buy some of that hummingbirds 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 wallpaper is a lot less, for more or less the exact same look.

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  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.

    Published 7.8.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      I can only imagine! I love the white version as well.

      Published 7.10.15 · Reply
  2. Emily wrote:

    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?!

    Published 7.12.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Wow, thank you for the info! I guess I should research my posts a little better haha 🙂

      Published 7.12.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Ooh actually that makes me wonder, do you happen to know if the fabric is affordable as well? I would love to get some of the white version to make into a throw pillow!

      Published 7.12.15 · Reply
      • Emily wrote:

        I don’t recall the exact price, but I think it is “relatively” affordable per yard, just like the paper. Very cute print!

        Published 7.13.15 · Reply
  3. 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.

    Published 8.26.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thank you Susie! Going to edit the post asap 🙂

      Published 8.26.15 · Reply
  4. Ann wrote:

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

    Published 12.9.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Oh weird, I was reading about it and I read that it was an Anthropologie exclusive…plus the name is different…confusing!

      Published 12.9.15 · Reply
  5. Erica wrote:

    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

    Published 1.19.17 · Reply
    • Joan Wellborn wrote:

      Have Thibaut’s Austine wallpaper in one of my guest rooms installed 15 years ago. I have been seeing this beautiful wallpaper on TV and in magazines ever since (most recently in September/October 2018 edition.

      Published 8.22.18 · Reply
  6. Pam wrote:

    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.?

    Published 2.25.17 · Reply
  7. katrina wrote:

    hi all, this is an old post but wanted to share that Anthro and Cole and Son are both the same wallpaper. Anthro gave it another name 🙂 Hope this helps. Many suppliers will name it differently so that you don’t go and buy it cheaper elsewhere such as decorators best or something (yes it’s cheaper there )

    Published 4.14.17 · Reply
  8. Vicki wrote:

    It is cole and sons wallpaper and they sell it for way more then you can get it online for! I just bought it for 96 a roll which is more then half what anthropology is selling it for!
    It’s been my favorite paper forever

    Published 4.30.20 · Reply
  9. Leia wrote:

    I bought 3 rolls of the Cole & Son Hummingbird wallpaper at a thrift shop in Salt Lake City for $2 a roll. I ran across your blog while looking for ideas on how to use it. I think it is too busy to do a complete wall.

    Published 9.22.20 · Reply
    • joslynn wrote:

      Can I buy a roll from you? What an amazing find! I’m in Salt Lake City as well.

      Published 9.29.20 · Reply