Meet

Aleksandra Jakubowski

Owner & Lead Designer

With a decade-long immersion in the window treatment industry, Aleksandra embodies a profound passion for interior design and the nuanced aesthetics that transform living spaces. Her academic background includes a degree in Psychology, a discipline that, while divergent from the conventional trajectory post-graduation, profoundly influences her approach to environmental psychology. Aleksandra ardently believes in the power of interior design elements to evoke positive emotions, fostering creativity, tranquility, and overall happiness in individuals.

A transcontinental upbringing, marked by a move from Poland to the United States during her teenage years, has bestowed upon Aleksandra a unique stylistic perspective. Drawing inspiration from the intersection of contemporary European design and Mid-Century Modern American aesthetics, her elevated style reflects a captivating fusion. Renowned for her adaptability, Aleksandra seamlessly tailors her vision to accommodate the specific desires and personal styles of her clients, resulting in bespoke and refined interior spaces.

Aleksandra’s professional ethos is distinguished by integrity, an unwavering attention to detail, and superb communication skills. These qualities have not only contributed to the development of enduring customer relationships but have also garnered trust among private clients, interior designers, and architects in the Philadelphia area.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Aleksandra is a devoted mother to two lively boys, Roger and Oliver. Motherhood has imparted invaluable lessons, instilling in her the ability to navigate the unexpected with grace. Outside the realm of design, Aleksandra revels in travel alongside her husband, Tom, and their children—immersing themselves in diverse cultures, savoring culinary delights, and dancing to the rhythm of different musical genres. Summers find her on the beach, engrossed in a good book or building sandcastles with her kids, while winter sees her carving through the slopes, skiing from morning till dusk.

Our Team

Tomasz Kiosewski

Co-Owner & Principal Installer

Tomasz brings a wealth of expertise to the world of window treatments, boasting an impressive 19-year career as a seasoned installer. His journey in the industry began in the dynamic landscape of Florida, where he honed his skills before mastering his craft in Pennsylvania. Known for his unwavering commitment to precision and thoroughness, Tomasz firmly believes that the true impact of any window treatment lies in its flawless installation—a philosophy that has become the hallmark of his distinguished career.

His extensive tenure in the field has endowed him with a comprehensive understanding of the technical intricacies associated with a diverse array of window treatments, ranging from the robust to the delicate. Whether dealing with hard or soft treatments, Tomasz approaches each project with a level of expertise that ensures successful completion. There’s virtually no challenge too daunting for him to tackle, showcasing his adaptability and proficiency in overcoming hurdles.

Beyond his technical prowess, Tomasz is celebrated for his positive demeanor and strong work ethic. His commitment to excellence is not only reflected in the impeccable quality of his work but also in the positive attitude he brings to every project. Clients consistently find reassurance in his dedication to delivering results that exceed expectations.

Adding a personal dimension to his professional journey, Tomasz is the proud husband of Aleksandra. Together, they form an outstanding and trusted team, seamlessly blending their individual strengths to provide unparalleled service. Tomasz’s technical acumen, positive approach, and collaborative spirit make him an invaluable asset to our team, ensuring that every installation is not just a task completed but a testament to craftsmanship and client satisfaction

Iwona Jakubowski

Head Seamstress

There aren’t enough great things to say about our master seamstress, Iwona! As the mother of the Owner, Aleksandra, she also moved from Poland to the United States and has been involved in the product development of textiles and garments for the last 35 years. For many of those years, she made custom evening gowns and ballroom dancing attire for national competitions. Now, her main focus involves custom home accessories, such as pillows, bedding, valances, and drapes, among others. Her unparalleled expertise, talent, and a sharp eye for design always surpass our client’s expectations. Alongside Aleksandra, Iwona is also involved in developing new accessories, such as pillows. The mother-daughter duo has created many refined and incredible accessories that added the cherry on top of the perfect project. Further, Iwona’s technical skills, timeliness, and dedication are unmatched. Her passion for the craft is always exemplified through her work.

Nina Rossi

Social Media Coordinator

Meet the creative force behind our digital presence, Nina -our dynamic Social Media Coordinator. With a passion for crafting compelling narratives and a keen eye for trends, Nina brings a fresh perspective to our online community.

Nina has navigated the ever-evolving landscape of social media with finesse. She’s no stranger to the art of creating engaging content that resonates with diverse audiences.Her strategic approach to content creation, coupled with a knack for storytelling, ensures that our brand message not only reaches but captivates our online community.Known for her meticulous attention to detail, Nina thrives in the world of pixels and hashtags. From pixel-perfect visuals to crafting the perfect caption, she understands that every element counts in creating a cohesive and compelling social media presence.

Nina doesn’t just follow trends; she sets them. Keeping a finger on the pulse of the ever-changing social media landscape, she brings innovative ideas to the table that keep our brand ahead of the curve.

Why choose Avant-Garde Designs?

Avant-Garde Designs values transparency and customer satisfaction. In the initial consultations, we take time to listen and understand her client’s desires, ideas, doubts, and limitations. We want to fully comprehend their own, personal style and, together, create the ideal window treatment. We can accommodate any project, big or small and we are with you every step of the way.

We thoroughly believe that each home and client is unique and, therefore, should be treated as such. At Avant-Garde Designs, we consider every single project as “the most important project” and we ensure that all of our clients receive our undivided attention and maximum effort. In parallel, we aim to provide them with only the best quality products and exceptional services, to deliver first-class results