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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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Pirouette Window Shadings Explained

By Susie Ruhland | January 25, 2010

Create beauty in every room of your home with Pirouette window shadings Let’s take a closer look ! Unique design – soft horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing allow for enhanced views to the outside and full beauty of the fabric appearance to the inside.                                        Innovative operation- Invisi-lift system suspends…

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50 Secrets for Success

By Susie Ruhland | January 13, 2010

The following article appeared many years ago in Harlan Miller’s “Over the Coffee” column in the Des Moines Register. Recently this article was posted in our local paper so I clipped it out and saved it. With the beginning of a new year it’s worth reading and you might want to pass it on to…

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Tax Credit Opportunity now available from Hunter Douglas

By Susie Ruhland | December 29, 2009

Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades   Reduce energy loss through windows by up to 50% with Duette Architella honeycomb shades. The patented cell – within-a-cell design keeps heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer. Take advantage of a tax credit opportunity on qualifying energy-efficient Duette Architella honeycomb shades. Now through 12/31/2010 True colors…

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Hunter Douglas Summerwind Polysatin Shutters

By Susie Ruhland | December 21, 2009

Recently I sold some Hunter Douglas Summerwind Polysatin Shutters to one of my clients. Pictured below are the shutters installed in the livingroom & diningroom area.  The final install was last week. They really turned out nice ! Here’s a fresh look at the features that put Hunter Douglas Summerwind Shutters in a class of their own.…

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Using ready-made pillow shams as a window treatment

By Susie Ruhland | December 1, 2009

This is a very inexpensive window topper using one standard pillow sham and half of a European sham (26×26) for the center point. This was board mounted using coordinating shams that matched the bedspread. My client had two windows like this so all total we used one pair of standard pillow shams and one square European…

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Holiday Decorating Ideas

By Susie Ruhland | November 23, 2009

Six last – minute ideas to Deck the Halls ! Transform an ornament into a vase.  Take the top and hanger off a Christmas ball ornament, fill the ornament with water, put fresh flowers in the top opening. Go green.  Use natural greenery and garlands….dress the house with fresh florals and garlands. Wrap it up.…

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Duette Architella Shades Can Reduce Energy Loss Up To 50%

By Susie Ruhland | November 17, 2009

Exclusive to Hunter Douglas, the Duette Architella Collection is a revolutionary window covering that can dramatically reduce heating and cooling costs, without compromising style. Superior Comfort Patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction provides greater energy savings. Vibrant Color Color and texture are preserved in bright sunlight and on opaque fabrics. Constistent Beauty TruePleat construction keeps every shade crisp…

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What are Allure Transitional Shades by Lafayette ?

By Susie Ruhland | November 9, 2009

The Allure Transitional Shades off you the privacy of a window shade, the softened view of a sheer and the option of raising or lowering your shade with privacy control at every level ! With 7 patterns to choose from, including 2 FR rated, and a total of 29 colors, the design possibilities are infinite! Fabric…

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Personal Color Preferences Reveal Your True Inner Self

By Susie Ruhland | October 28, 2009

Read below how your favorite colors can transform a home to reflect the homeowners’ inner passion. Lime Green boosts your ability to be self-investigative, logical, and inquisitive. It’s a nurturing green, infused with realistic yellow, and can increase your staina to question what’s missing in a situation or realtionship. Green helps you feel more nurtured,…

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