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A reader recently emailed me to ask if I could identify the wallpaper in this Miles Redd designed room which I posted here on the blog several times in the past…it’s one of my favorites! You may already be familiar with its maker but if not, this isn’t just any wallpaper… it’s de Gournay, an exquisite hand painted wallcovering which at a cost of around $650 and up per panel, is truly a luxury. The brand specializes in reproductions of historic prints particularly 18th century Chinoiserie and 19th century French designs. Here are a few other example of genuine de Gournay goodness:

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Since a fine hand painted wall covering like de Gournay may be out of reach for many, here are some similar papers that can help you achieve the look for less:

1. Vanuatu Twilight. $198/roll available at


2. The India Paper by Cole & Son. Approx $196/roll available to the trade through Lee Jofa.

Cole & Son The India Paper

3. “Newman” from Thibaut’s Gatehouse collection. Approx $104/roll available to the trade through Thibaut showrooms.


4. Large Rose & Vine by The Wallpaper Company. $44.98/bolt at Home Depot.

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5. Pattern #SW2AH189 from York Wallcovering. $29.99/roll. Available through Sherwin-Williams.

SW floral wallpaper

Top photo by Paul Costello


  1. The Vanuatu Twilight wallpaper is gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to wallpaper the inside of a closet in Chinoiserie design (I know, no one would see, but just knowing it’s there would make me happy).

    • Hi Doll. I did get beautiful Chinoiserie look wallpaper, and wallpapered my bath with an absolute gorgeous chinoiserie design from …get this…. Home Depot of all places…..this was prob. over 8 years ago and they may not have it anymore, but when I get back to other house in a few days I will look and see if any identifying info on wallpaper backside. I can send pic also, it is amazing! N beaut!

  2. The Vanatu is really just Cole & Son’s Hummingbird paper… I dont know why they call it an “exclusive”!

    I used it in my daughter’s bedroom… Its gorgeous!!!

  3. KarenAnne White

    I’ve been looking for the Vanuate Twlight wallpaper. It’s not available at Anthropogie. Since searching the counrty for it, I’ve found many beautiful and whimsical wallcoverings on your site. You have given me hope with your great selections.
    Thank you,

  4. Maureen Manasco

    Thank you so, so much. I absolutely require this look and was in despair over the budget. I am so incredibly thankful that you have shown me that this look is possible for so much less.
    In gratitude,

  5. Stephanie

    THANK YOU!!! I was looking for this!!!!With great difficulty in finding anything remotely decent!!! Thanks.

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  7. Anne holland

    The Hummingbird wallpaper is actually a reproduction of the wallpaper from a bedroom in historic Blithewold Mansion, which a museum open to the public in Bristol Rhode Island. When I first saw it there I stopped in my tracks and just stared and stared. It is immeasurably lovely. If you get a chance to visit the mansion and its famous gardens I hope you do. It’s about 40 minutes from Newport RI, and easy to get to from Boston or Providence as its off of 195.

  8. Me encanta tu papel de pared!!! Soy amante de la decoración me paso muchas horas leyendo las nuevas posibilidades que existen para decorar mi casa. Yo hace poco me compre un papel de parede muy similar al lo tuyo con pájaros en esta web

  9. In case anyone wants genuine hand painted paper for about 1/2 the price of DeGournay, please check out my website.
    I can emulate anything you like, or create a completely custom design!
    I’m based out of Atlanta, but ship anywhere.

  10. I am looking for a wallpaper I saw in a magazine. Jazz age scenes, flippers and elegant women. Have searched for weeks. Any pointers?

  11. Any suggestions for the ‘Fishes’ paper? I see others have inquired but I am looking for something similar too!