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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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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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3 Great Solutions so Mr. Sun doesn’t wake you before your ready!

By Susie Ruhland | April 26, 2016

Do you have an overly sunny bedroom in the morning that wakes you before you would like to be awoke? Sure, we all enjoy sunshiny days but really???? If you want that extra time for sleep wouldn’t it be nice to have a blackout shade? Or maybe you have an annoying street light or yard…

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It’s All About Insulation

By Susie Ruhland | February 3, 2016

The Energy Smart Style savings event offers savings on two of the most enegy-efficient products from Hunter Douglas. Rebates are being offered from January 30 through April 11, 2016 on select purchases of Duette honeycomb shades and Solera Soft Shades. Below is an overview of these products offered with exceptional style and additional energy efficiency.…

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Restful Guest Bedroom

By Susie Ruhland | January 25, 2016

A recent project was this guest room done with a 2″ Hunter Douglas Silhouette for privacy and light control. Adding softness to the sides with pleated stationary panels using a soft textured sheer was what finished the look. Adding width and length to this window treatment made these windows appear larger.  The panels were mounted…

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Charming Office Space

By Susie Ruhland | January 14, 2016

This light and clean office space had an interesting shaped cove in this room. To add interest to the space, a shapely arched gathered valance was constructed to match the arch in the opening. The panels added a symmetric look to soften and complete the look.  This room had been meticulously wallpapered several years ago…

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Vignette from Hunter Douglas

By Susie Ruhland | August 18, 2015

Vignette Modern Roman Shades are clean, sophisticated and beautifully functional. Consider Vignette Modern Roman Shades  Instead of the Typical Roman Shade What makes a modern roman shade? Versatile: Choose from three styles that roll, stack or traverse.  Safe: With no exposed cords on the front or back of any shade. Beautiful: You choose a style…

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TALL Grommet Panels

By Susie Ruhland | July 20, 2015

 This is a before picture of the project. The height was close to 20′ for the panels that needed to be installed. An extension ladder was used for the installation. This wall was really bare looking and needed some softness. The pattern we used for the side panels was : Greenhouse A3810 Twilight Geometric prints…

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What is a great solution to dress my sliding patio door ?

By Susie Ruhland | February 23, 2015

The Hunter Douglas Duette Vertiglide is a great solution ! The Duette Vertiglide is a cellular shade fabric ran vertically across the patio door. The vertiglide is available in many samples of color choices.  It opens and closes from side to side , ideal for sliding glass doors! Duette Vertiglide offers expansive widths and heights…

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