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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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A Great Time On Our Cruise!

By Susie Ruhland | April 9, 2012

A big thank you to my Hunter Douglas fabricator Designer Blinds for helping me qualify for a great cruise !  Carnivel Destiny The center of the ship, we sat in this area on lounge chairs while on the ship. Leaving the Miami port We had to visit “Kermits” in Key West, the best keylime pie…

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Bring The Outdoors In !

By Susie Ruhland | March 27, 2012

Patio shades add style and protection to outdoor spaces. Hunter Douglas Screen Shades provide ultraviolet protection and privacy with a view. Patio shades are the perfect addition to a patio or sun porch. This shade is available in a wide range of openess factors, from  0% to 14% in nine fabric collections. Available fabrics are…

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2012 Color of the Year !

By Susie Ruhland | March 12, 2012

The 2012 Pantone Color of the year is Tangerine Tango ! Orange will be noticed everywhere! That is the hues and tints of coral and tangerine. You can add a pop of color in your accents to an otherwise neutral room with the color “tangerine tango”. Brightly colored pillows or other accents can freshen up…

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Vignette Traversed with Vertiglide

By Susie Ruhland | February 6, 2012

The Hunter Douglas Vignette Vertiglide is combining the beauty of Vignette Traditional shades with the easy operation of a vertical window covering.  Ideal for expansive windows and sliding glass doors Same fabrics used on all Vignette shades for horizontal styles and design options Left, right and split stack (center draw) options Neutral white lining fabric…

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Baby, it’s cold outside !

By Susie Ruhland | January 23, 2012

Keep Warm This Winter With Vignette Tiered Architella Shades Along with the winter season comes the high cost of heating homes and offices. When people lose enough heat inside to feel uncomfortable they turn up the thermostat. The heating bills go up ! Vignette Tiered Architella Modern Roman Shades slow heat transfer into and out…

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Kitchen/Diningroom Top Treatment, the Bistro Valance

By Susie Ruhland | January 16, 2012

The bistro valance is a simple tailored look usually hanging from medallions holders. My client had an existing wood pole that was stained and varnishe the color of the woodwork in the home so I mounted the valance on the pole using tabs and velcro. The treatment underneath the bistro valance is a Hunter Douglas…

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Cuff Top Valance for a “Western Flair”

By Susie Ruhland | January 9, 2012

This was a fun project to do for my client. She renovated an existing porch into a cozy sitting room to entertain. She wanted a western looking theme for this room. The walls were painted a faux leather look and the woodwork stained to look like a knotty pine. On one end of the room…

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Daddy’s Ties

By Susie Ruhland | December 20, 2011

With the holidays near I’m thinking of my parents who are no longer with us. I thought I would share a project that I made for my sisters after my Dad passed away. I used his many neck ties and made them a wallhanging for their home. Below are photos of the wall hanging keepsakes.…

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Boyz-N-Berry … the 2012 Color of the Year !

By Susie Ruhland | December 13, 2011

The Color Marketing Group (CMG) forcasts trends in color and design for all industries. “Boyz-N-Berry” a deep rich purple with slight red undertones, represents the mainstreaming of purple.  It is mature and elegant and reflects a changing mindset on so many issues, unconventional,spiritual, meditative yet impulsive. It is serene and in control. The CMG stated…

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