Intrigue by Arte

“Wallcoverings that will continue to inspire”

New in to the Bibi studio is this fabulous range of 3D padded wallcoverings by Arte. Not only are they incredibly tactile they also have brilliant acoustic effects, are easy to hang and look stunning!


Paper or non- woven wallcoverings naturally spring to mind when you think of wallcoverings.
However with the unique Intrigue collection Arte has once more taken the concept to a completely different level. And even if you have perhaps seen a wall covered with a textile, well, this is just a  little more refined.


The Intrigue collection is the result of a new process that we call thermoforming. As the word might  suggest, heat is used to press a design into the fabric. By heating the fabric it acquires a luxurious satin sheen that reflects the light. It is fascinating to see and irresistible to touch. You also obtain a beguiling interplay of smooth and relief, light and dark, sheen and matte areas.


This new collection features three different designs. The first print, Rosace, is a more graphic design with regular triangles, three-dimensional of course. This produces ‘rise’ and ‘fall’ that showcases the subtle sheen effect. The second design, Caisson, was inspired by a wonderful, old, sculpted panel door, such as those you frequently encounter in the smallest streets of Paris. Design number three, Feuillage, is a tile pattern of leaf designs.

The colour palette is equally pronounced and irrefutably demands your undivided attention. The colours in this collection boast captivating names such as Avorio, Prussia, Fondant, Perla and Felce, which make your imagination run wild. So do you dare to decorate a wall in black, bright blue of poisonous green? As a personal statement? Or do you prefer to play it safe with a more restrained tone?


Intrigue offers another advantage. As a result of the combination of materials used, this wallcovering will influence in a positive way the acoustics in areas where the wallcovering has been installed. It means that voices are immediately muffled in large rooms.
Because the Intrigue collection is produced from supple material, it is also a valuable product for adding a touch of style to less attractive walls. Intrigue is actually highly flexible and very intriguing.


The Intrigue collection is available cut to size and in various widths depending on the chosen design. Rosace is 1,26 m wide; Caisson and Feuillage are both 1,23 m wide.

Arte Wallcoverings are available from Bibi Interior Architecture – Design Centre. Contact us at for more information and prices.

[Text credit to Arte International]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall


It’s all too easy in home interior design to get carried away with choosing specific items or colour to emulate that all important “wow-factor”. Often people want to use bold statement wallpaper or vibrant colours which will undoubtedly take ones breath away, but are not always necessary or even suitable for the space. So, my answer of the moment? To make your space jaw-dropping without going over the top is to simply reflect.


Caadre Mirror from Fiam

Mirrors are not just home accessories and decoration, they are also tools which can be used in various ways to change the atmosphere of your home and can be a very inexpensive way to add grandeur to your home (without the need for tearing down walls).


Here are my top 5 tips:

1. Dark rooms often give a sense of less space and crowding in. Such rooms can benefit from good positioning of a mirror or series of mirrors. One of the best ways to do this is to position a mirror on the opposite wall to a window, that way the light penetrating the room will be instantly reflected in the mirror and will make the space feel more open and airy.

                Gallery Mirror from Fiam

2. Narrow Hallways can be transformed with a large mirror to open up the area and give a less confined impression.

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Puzzle mirror from Christopher Guy





3. Using mirrors behind feature lighting and lamps can help to brighten up dark corners of a room and help to diffuse the light around the space. We particularly like when this effect is used at either side of a bed creating a glamorous focal point to the room.







Louisiana headboard from Frato


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Bespoke headboard design by Bibi Interiors

4. Don’t be scared to be creative. Exuberant and glamorous mirrors can look absolutely stunning and make impressive statements. The same goes for highly modern and contemporary mirrors for those minimal homes.

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Strum und Drang mirror from Glas Italia                                           Colour on Colour mirrors by Glas Italia

5. Mirror on furniture is a great way to incorporate all the benefits from mirror without dedicating wall space. Now this can be over done, but if you get the balance right it can look gorgeous. My advice is to go for items which aren’t completely mirror but are broken up with an alternative material, this also gives a far more luxurious feel to the piece of furniture.


Paris-Hive Sideboard from Frato                                                           Illusion side tables from Glas Italia


All products featured in this article are available from Bibi Interiors.