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The New Antoinette Collection …

March 2018

We are very excited to launch our new range of opulent Antoinette tiebacks and trimmings, which are a modern take on the grandeur of the past. Evoking the luxury of Marie-Antoinette’s Palace of Versailles, the new Antoinette Collection offers a choice of nine rich colours, including Silver, Gold, Rouge and Mulberry.

Embellishments are key in this opulent revival and the new collection offers a wide choice of trimming styles, giving you the option to create subtle detail or go for all out luxurious splendor! Adorn cushions, blinds and curtains with a choice of rich cording options, intricate braids, ruches and stunning ball and tassel trims.

Antoinette tiebacks are available in double or single options. Adorned with sumptuous ruches, they have long skirts for added luxury. The matching tieback extenders are dual purpose. Link them together and add to the tieback ropes to increase their embrace or create a stylish knotted rope tieback, perfect for smaller windows. Echo the styling of your scheme with a matching key tassel.

Read more here

To view the Antoinette range and pattern books click here

Hallis Blinds Training Day…

February 2018

On Tuesday 13th February, customers attended a special Hallis Blinds Training Day at The Barns Hotel in Staffordshire.

The aim of the day was to share with customers, insights and best practice when working with or selling our extensive range of blinds. Julie Milner-Williams, Area Field Account Manager and Amanda Maguire, Internal Account Manager for the West Midlands were joined by expert trainers Marc Brown, Product Manager for Blinds and David Lorek, Sales Support at Hallis.

The team provided an overview of the Elite and Professional Roman Blind Systems, including Child Safety and Somfy Motorisation as well as imparting expert advice on the Signature Blind collection, including Venetian, Duette, Visage, Duo, Roller and Vertical Blind Systems. Customers also experienced practical sessions on Laminated Rollers, Perfect Fit, Intu blinds and Motorisation.

Customers were explained the finer details to consider when choosing blinds for different situations and the unique selling points of each type. Everyone also benefitted from the professional experience and tricks of the trade shared to those who were new to the Signature range.

Feedback on the day was extremely positive. Customers agreed that the day had been very beneficial and informative and felt much more confident with their product knowledge.

For details of further Blinds Training Days and other customer training events visit our Training Seminars page.

Ultra Violet: Pantone colour of the year …

February 2018

Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way in interior decoration for 2018.

"Pantone’s colour of the year 2018 - Ultra Violet is a bold and vibrant shade of the colour purple," says Lucy Shore, Creative Designer at Swish. “This vibrant shade is so versatile and can be used in many different ways within the home.”

Whether you have purple walls or just want to give a subtle nod to the new colour trend – try bringing it into your home with accessories or soft furnishings. This purple shade is sure to add energy and sophistication to any interior.

Swish Elements and Swish Design Studio have a stunning array of curtain poles in a range of finishes which will complement this colour trend. Choose from Antique Brass, Graphite or Chrome to add a hint of energy and luxe.

The Swish Universal Roller Blinds take on elements of this colour too. The Purple Lily design and the plain Grape Roller Blind are ideal for those who just want to bring a hint of this trend into their home.

New Silent Gliss Metropole Colours

February 2018

Working with customer feedback and the latest colour trends, we're proud to introduce five new colours to the Metropole range. The complete range now centres around two colour spectrums ‐ hard metallics and softer pastels.


NEW Slate Grey replaces Steel Grey. A contemporary metal colour without the the cold finish. Available in 30mm, 36mm and 50mm poles.
NEW Charcoal adds a transition from grey to black. When you want black but not really black! Available in 23mm, 30mm and 36mm poles.


NEW Matt White introduces a more muted option for the popular White. Based on the best-selling white. Available in 23mm, 30mm and 36mm poles.
NEW Ecru replaces Cream. A subtle shade of cream that will blend with any neutral scheme. Available in 23mm, 30mm and 50mm poles.
NEW Ochre sits perfectly between Taupe and Sand. Offering a soft beige with warmth and depth. Available in 30mm poles.

Click here to view the new Metropole Brochure featuring the latest colours, or click here to browse through the latest point of sale available to bring the full colour pallette alive for you and your customers

NOTE: To make way for these new colours, four colours have been discontinued and are available whilst stocks last. Cream, Steel Grey, Oak Effect and Classic Gold have been discontinued and are available while stocks last.

New Silent Gliss Smart Fix Brackets

February 2018

Smart Fix offers the ultimate flexibility and ease of installation, giving a uniform bracket that can be used across all systems. Smart Fix replaces a total of 51 brackets and significantly reduces the range to only 22 brackets! All previous brackets are available to choose whilst stocks last. A total of 10 different Smart Fix brackets offer versatile installation possibilities including fixed length and adjustable options (3 brackets with slot).

To view the Smart Fix brackets brochure click here

New Year New Season...

January 2018

While we’re all trying hard to stick to our New Year resolutions, ILIV is setting its sights on what styles will be big in 2018, with the introduction of its brand new ranges for Spring/Summer.

The latest collections take inspiration from the natural world, global influences and elegant times gone by. Arts & Crafts draws influences from the very popular design movement of the same name, Charleston epitomises the elegance of the 1920's, Nordic reflects folk elements and simplistic scandi style, whilst Rainforest takes you on an exotic journey to paradise.

More to explore...
To preview the collections and open up a world of possibilities click here.

Laminated Roller Blind Service…

January 2018

Transform your choice of fabric into a laminated roller blind... Whether you choose a fabric from our stocks or send in your own fabric our unique Laminated Blind Service transforms blinds by adding a professional finish, offering another level of coordination for your scheme.

Our standard 4 working day despatch service is efficient and reliable, starting from the day your fabric arrives with us or is taken from our stock. The service is also available to order online at where you are guided through every step towards creating a truly stunning blind that is child safe every time.

To browse and buy at Halliswebshop click here

Slidewand Discontinued...

January 2018

The Slidewand control option for Aluminium Venetian Blinds has been discontinued with immediate effect. So that we can ensure this does not create any problems for you or your customers, please update the specification tables in both your binder and price guide. The updated Trade and Retail price guides will be available to download soon at

An alternative to Slidewand is The Ultrawand, it features a cord that runs through the centre of the wand allowing the blind to be raised or lowered, and the slats to be tilted by twisting the wand. It also has an easy to adjust integrated cord cleat to ensure all of the cord is contained and with the inclusion of a breakaway tassel makes the blind child safe.