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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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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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Moreland Valance

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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Giddy-up Cowboy!

By Susie Ruhland | July 28, 2016

This cowboy was fixin’ to get some coverage on his windows in the guest bunkhouse. So I went to round up some drapery fabrics,wood blind and hardware samples to buckle down and figure out what we needed to do! He wanted the whole kit and caboodle! A wood blind was mounted on the inside of…

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Cornice Board

She wanted a simple look with a little pattern & color

By Susie Ruhland | July 7, 2016

My client had browns, tans and soft rust colors in her kitchen and dining area. The kitchen counter top & back splash had neutral tones so she wanted to introduce a little color and style to her room.   The patio door vertical blind in this photo to the right was purchased a few years…

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What is Duolite?

By Susie Ruhland | May 24, 2016

Duolite is a unique two-in-one shade. Using two different types of shade cloth for two options of light filtration. For instance, you can use a semi-opaque fabric or a room-darkening fabric and it could be mounted with a sheer fabric to gain two functioning shades to use for your windows! Hunter Douglas provides many color…

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All You Need to Know about Screen Shades

By Susie Ruhland | May 5, 2016

Check out this video below to find out more about these great Hunter Douglas Designer Screen shades! Hunter Douglas Designer Screen shades are ideal to soften your view of the outdoors and diminish the glare entering your windows. They are available in a wide range of opacities to bring in just the level of light…

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