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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 Hire A Custom Window Treatment Professional

By Susie Ruhland | April 6, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Hire A Custom Window Treatment Professional A custom window treatment professional will listen to your visions and help you coordinate styles, colors, and textures to put together a custom look. A custom window treatment professional can help you save time by handling all the details that go into a successful project.…

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Swoop Valance for a Small Window

By Susie Ruhland | March 29, 2010

This valance is called the “swoop valance ” My client had small highlights of  black in the wall tile and the flooring of this bathroom that she was going to keep.  Therefore I trimmed the edges with black cording and gimp. The fabric is mounted as a slouched effect on a top board that was skirted with…

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Bistro Valance Swag

By Susie Ruhland | March 23, 2010

I’ve just completed a window treatment titled “bistro valance swag” This bistro valance swag has a deep droop area and is designed to hang from medallions or a pole as a valance. The valance,tails and covered buttons were made using Mitchell Fabrics, pattern pucker, color woodrose. The contrast cuff  on the valance and tails was Mitchell…

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Colors Defined

By Susie Ruhland | March 8, 2010

COLOR….It surrounds us in every aspect of our lives. It can expand your room space and make it warmer, cozier, cooler or more modern. It can inspire sleep or it can awaken the senses. Or, it can define you. If you’re deciding on the right window treatment color, I recommend that you begin with a…

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Window Furnishings or Window Dressings?

By Susie Ruhland | March 1, 2010

If you’re considering a window treatment upgrade in your home, consider the difference between window dressings and window furnishings. Hard window treatments including blinds, shutters, screens, and shades are more like window furniture in that they’re made of hard woods and tougher materials, and primarily customized to fit inside of your window frames in order to…

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Color Report 2010

By Susie Ruhland | February 22, 2010

The color of the year for apparel and home for 2010 is turquoise. This color combines the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green. Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters, an escape from the everyday troubles of the world. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds…

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Hunter Douglas Country Woods and Chalet Woods wood blinds

By Susie Ruhland | February 15, 2010

Country Wood blinds from Hunter Douglas have a TopShield II finish that is the ultimate protection for your wood blind investment. It provides resistance to : Fading – Country Woods blinds withstood exposure to 1,500 hours in the Atlas weatherometer fade test, which is equivalent to eight to ten years of wear in the window.…

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How Light Affects Color

By Susie Ruhland | February 10, 2010

Color as we perceive it is controlled by light and therefore, will always be affected by it. This can complicate colors you choose for your next window treatment because the fabrics you choose might cast off a different light in your room when storm clouds gather versus when the sun is shining bright. Light changes…

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Defining Your Window Needs

By Susie Ruhland | February 3, 2010

In order to start thinking about window treatments, consider the following questions : 1) What kind of window design am I looking for ? The “type” of design you decide on ? Think about a hard look such as shutters vs. a more softer look with fabric shades or panels. 2) Am I looking for…

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