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Welcome! I'm Susie.

Window Fashions by Susie Ruhland is a full service window treatment design and fabrication studio - serving the midwest area with over thirty years experience, from designing, & fabricating to installing your window treatments.

My work is devoted to sharing ideas that will help you create a beautiful window treatment! I bring the fabrics, blinds, shades and shutter samples to you so that they can be viewed in the natural lighting of your home.

Custom window treatments can be the single most important element in pulling together your room.

Let me assist you in selecting a design or blind that adds style and beauty to your home or office. Call 712-786-3176 or click below to contact me today.

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Why? Because you want privacy at your front door, don’t you?

By Susie Ruhland | October 19, 2018

    Use a Hunter Douglas cordless honeycomb shade on your door sidelight window. It lowers from the top or raises from the bottom. Available in several colors and styles, give me a call for an in-home consultation.

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Measurements That Matter

By Susie Ruhland | February 27, 2017

Do you think that picture is to high above the sofa? There’s just not enough room to walk around in this area! I’m thinking that light fixture is too small above that table! Are these some of the problems you question? Here are some examples of measurements to keep in mind for your home.                                                                …

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Tableaux custom motifs, a faux wrought iron look.

By Susie Ruhland | February 20, 2017

Custom motifs provide the look and feel of wrought iron at a fraction of the cost. A customized shape or size offers the perfect solution for windows, skylights, transoms, niches and wall decorations. My client had two smaller transom windows on each side of the fireplace. It was an unfinished look until we installed the…

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Bathroom Dilemma

By Susie Ruhland | January 16, 2017

Recently I was introduced to clients who really didn’t like the end results of their bathroom window. They decided to renovate the master bath eliminate the shower/tub unit and change it into a walk in shower area. The end results was not pleasing to the eye when the shower surround bumped into the window frame.…

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The Stuff You Don’t Normally See

By Susie Ruhland | November 8, 2016

Showing you behind the scenes of Window Fashions is my story today! Because my business is based in my home and I don’t have a store front some people have know idea what my business looks like so, I decided to fill you in on a behind the scenes look of my business.   I…

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What Everyone Ought to Know About Child Safety

By Susie Ruhland | October 3, 2016

October begins nationwide window cord safety effort. As children grow so does their curiosity with the world around them. Basic household items, including window coverings, can turn into potential hazards. As a window covering dealer I consider child safety a top priority when working with a client that has children or grandchildren.   Finding products…

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The Moreland Valance, another simple way to dress a window!

By Susie Ruhland | September 20, 2016

This valance is called the Moreland Valance. The flat valance is board mounted and drapes long at one side with a deep tapered pleat. The other side has the softness of two shallow pleats with a short jabot attached behind them. My client wanted a simple look with not a lot of bright colors for…

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How to plan the ultimate in light control

By Susie Ruhland | August 30, 2016

    The Hunter Douglas Silhouette Duolite shade combines a window shade and a room darkening roller shade in a single headrail to diffuse light, block it or achieve something in between. It’s the ultimate light control shade! Room darkening can be achieved with just one cord click or a touch of a remote.  …

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Happiness! A TAX CREDIT up to $500

By Susie Ruhland | August 23, 2016

Yay! Certain Hunter Douglas Duette Architella honeycomb shades with qualifying fabrics and lifting systems are eligible for federal tax credits! Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb shades create pockets of insulating air at the window. These shades insulate with their unique honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design. The only window covering product without add-on insulation to qualify for federal tax…

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