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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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Twenty Years of Business !

By Susie Ruhland | July 16, 2012

I am very happy to be celebrating my twenty year anniversary ! I remember my very first clients who trusted me to complete their custom window treatments. They continue to share the opportunity to work with them on recent projects. I cherish and appreciate those special relationships ! I have many successful client stories from…

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Madelyn Valance for a Spare Bedroom

By Susie Ruhland | June 27, 2012

My client wanted a simple looking top treatment for the spare bedroom of her home. She liked the style of the “Madelyn Valance” from Pate Meadows. I used a ready-made panel that matched the comforter she purchased for this room. She found a striped pillow that had amethyst purple as one of a the stripes…

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Silhouette Window Shadings

By Susie Ruhland | June 18, 2012

New from Hunter Douglas are the silhouette window shadings with the literise cordless operating system. The LiteRise cordless operating system makes raising, lowering and  opening shadings easier than ever! This system offers both light control as well as enhanced child and pet safety.  To lower : slowly pull down on the bottom rail handle to…

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Covering odd-shaped windows

By Susie Ruhland | June 4, 2012

Protect your interiors from UV rays. I’ve seen several cases where the suns harsh rays fade furniture and flooring. By covering these windows called “Speciality Shapes” you can prevent damaging your home furnishings. Hunter Douglas Easy-view Movable Arch This shade is fabricated with the Hunter Douglas Duette fabric. You can lower the shade to the…

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EverWood Collection

By Susie Ruhland | May 14, 2012

Hunter Douglas EverWood Collection is a the highest quality alternative wood blind on the market, backed by Hunter Douglas’ strong guarantee. The EverWood blinds are available in a 2″ classic  size and a 2.5″ X-tra slat . Both feature an amazing assortment of  neutrals and an exclusive Tru-Grain finish, the most realistic wood-like finish available on alternative woods.  The…

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Stationary Panels & Companion Valance

By Susie Ruhland | May 7, 2012

My client wanted softness for her livingroom windows but wanted to save the view.  I installed panels on each side of the window to add color. The hardware was Kirsch Hardware using a 2″ fluted pole from the Wood Trends Collection. The wood stain color was Hazelnut which matched the stain on the  side tables…

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Master bedroom project with a touch of beads

By Susie Ruhland | April 30, 2012

This top treatment is the “Bordeaux Valance” . The pattern was altered some what. Because there wasn’t alot of clearance above this window I shortened the swag sections, the jabots and the side cascades.  The top treatment was trimmed with a coordinating beaded trim for a formal touch.  The valance was lined with a contrast…

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The Kasey Valance

By Susie Ruhland | April 23, 2012

My client decided on the “Kasey” valance from Pate Meadows to finish her windows in the livingroom and diningroom of her home. She was very happy with the results! The top treatment was trimmed in fringe and a covered button at each pleat Behind the scallops was a striped fabric that was a coordinate fabric…

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The Imperial Valance, just the right fit!

By Susie Ruhland | April 16, 2012

My client wanted top treatments to blend with her existing wall color and furniture. So, I designed a rendering for their home using the fabric that was chosen. Below is a sketch of the bay window using the fabric from Kasmir Fabrics. Pattern : Blitz Color: Onyx This is the finished top treament for the…

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