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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 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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Inverted Box Pleat Valance

By Susie Ruhland | January 21, 2015

This valance was fabricated for a patio door and  a window above the sink.  The fabric blended well with my clients granite counter  top that had muted khaki and black colors. The inverted pleats, banding and buttons were  done with a black fabric for a pop of color. Mounted behind the valance is a Hunter…

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A Stylish Scalloped Valance

By Susie Ruhland | December 15, 2014

My client wanted a new look for her living room windows. This deep olive green fabric had a pretty brown leaf pattern embroidered on the face. The valance was lined with the contrasting brown color and then finished with brown piping. Mounted underneath the valance is a Ado Wrap complete from Ado Corporation. My client…

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Ripple Grommet Ripple

By Susie Ruhland | December 3, 2014

Ripplefold or grommet panels are what these panels are called. They worked nicely in my clients dining room/living room area. We found a fabric with a linen looking texture that blended with the opposite wall at the end of the room. The lined panels were constructed with large grommets to fit the Kirsch decorative rod. …

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Hunter Douglas Silhouette A Deux Shade

By Susie Ruhland | October 7, 2014

Hunter Douglas combines a silhouette window shade with a room darkening roller shade mounted together in a single headrail. Ideal solution for bedrooms and media rooms! The back shade can be raised completely into the headrail or positioned in the window to provide a view or completely lowered to provide room darkening. This shade provides…

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Earth Day, Saving Energy with Hunter Douglas Shades made with 40% recycled fibers

By Susie Ruhland | April 23, 2014

Here is one of the many ways you can save energy ! Hunter Douglas Applause cellular shades are great for the budget and energy conscious customer. Applause is available with the fabric called , “Vintage”. Vintage is made using 40% recycled polyester fibers and is available in a variety of colors, semi-opaque and room darkening…

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Master Bedroom & Bath Window Treatments

By Susie Ruhland | March 24, 2014

 This master bedroom had a soft sage green paint on the walls with a darker green wall behind the bed. I found a fabric that was similar to a linen look that worked really well for this window treatment. The shaped valances are board mounted. I used the darker green for the contrasting inverted pleats…

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Hunter Douglas Solera Soft Shades

By Susie Ruhland | January 31, 2014

Solera Soft Shades is the newest product from Hunter Douglas. They have a unique cellular construction.   Solera Soft Shades from Hunter Douglas offer non- woven and woven fabric options in five fabric styles and 31colors.  Street side of  the shade is off-white. The  headrail and bottom rails are color- coordinated fabric  wrapped. Solera soft…

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Cozy Up In This Den!

By Susie Ruhland | January 24, 2014

 This is a bachelor’s den window that resembles a cuff on a shirt. We enjoyed picking out a masculine striped fabric to make the window treatment work in this space. The cornice board that finishes the top was banded and piped with the contrasting black fabric and to add a simple touch we added the…

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