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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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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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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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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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