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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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Let the Sun Shine In !

By Susie Ruhland | June 21, 2010
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Use the 60-30-10 Rule

By Susie Ruhland | June 14, 2010

If you take a look at some rooms in magazines you will notice that the rooms you like the most are probably divided into percentages of 60-30-10. The overall theme is 60 percent of a hue is the unifying color. The 30 percent provides visual interest and the 10 percent provides the little color of…

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It’s Sheer Genius !

By Susie Ruhland | June 7, 2010

Enjoy Summer Savings With These Hunter Douglas Window Shadings ! Hunter Douglas Pirouette Window Shadings, Silhouette Window Shadings and Luminette Privacy Sheers let you control incoming light in an enchanting new way – actually transforming sunlight into a magnificent warm glow and pulling it deep into a room – without sacrificing privacy. Bring in as…

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Today’s Top Colors

By Susie Ruhland | May 25, 2010

As presented by the Color Marketing Group : Purple – grayed-out violet; redder plums; bluer-influenced fuchias Blue is the new green – a whole range of blues including soft watery blues and vibrant sky blues Grays and cooled down browns (taupe) Yellow for energy – bright vivid yellow is the stand-out accent color Bright accents…

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Hunter Douglas Skyline Gliding Window Panels

By Susie Ruhland | May 17, 2010

The modern solution for large and small window expanses, Skyline Gliding Window Panels provide a clean look designed to maximize any view. Recently I installed these Skyline Gliding Window Panels at this home. The client had one sliding door that split in the middle and one sliding door that was a one-way draw. Both sliding…

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The Provenance Advantage

By Susie Ruhland | May 3, 2010

Provenance Woven Wood Shades add a warm, rich dimension to any room, whether they’re hanging flat in the fully lowered position or raised, creating even, overlapping folds. Their appearance is relaxed and inviting, with a wide range of fabric choices to satisfy every consumers taste and budget. Each fabric pattern is carefully woven with multiple…

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A Handy Checklist When Dressing Your Windows

By Susie Ruhland | April 26, 2010

It’s important to remember that new window coverings are among a variety of new furnishings that may be needed. The beauty of Hunter Douglas window fashions is more than skin deep. In fact, different than other more static furnishings such as flooring, sofas, tables, etc., the right window fashions can have the most transformative effect…

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What is the Blue Ribbon Campaign ?

By Susie Ruhland | April 21, 2010

As a member of the local Kiwanis group I was on a committee for the Blue Ribbon Campaign. Kiwanis is a world wide service organization. The principle core of the Kiwanis mission is the belief that the most effective way to enhance a community is to enhance its children. They provide young people and adults…

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Bathroom Window Treatment

By Susie Ruhland | April 12, 2010

I recently completed this window treatment for a client who re-decorated her guest bathroom. This  eyebrow shaped cornice is made with Kasmir Fabrics pattern : Watauga : Shadow. The cording that trimmed the bottom hemline and the top of the cornice was from Mitchell fabrics # BR310 color walnut. A cornice board is a padded face board with many…

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