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Competence. Exclusivity. Passion.

Katie strives for creating a lifestyle. A lifestyle that promotes ease of daily living and beauty in your surroundings. How to help my clients live their best life is the first thought in the home we find and create. Best said by Coco Chanel “Luxury has to be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury”, my goal is to provide a home that bestows function as well as beauty. Listing, selling or designing a clients home with discretion and speed is of utmost importance in order to help them move on to the next phase and live their best life. 

Katie Kurtz is the Lead Designer & Owner of the boutique design firm, Adorned Homes and licensed Realtor at Engel & Völkers Minneapolis.


Creativity has always been a huge part of Katie’s life. Real estate & interior design, in particular, have become her passion.

A person’s surroundings is the basis of how they feel in their daily lives which drove me to pursue my career in real estate, interior design and furnishings. “I want to help people create the life they dream of!” Specializing in kitchen & bath design design + home furnishings, Katie offers a full service design experience for her clients where the vision comes full circle with everything from project planning to the detailed, final touches at the end of a project. Sourcing anything from vintage glassware to imported lighting handmade from woven rattan or capiz shells.

I have been able to travel around the world and had the wonderful opportunity to see different ways of life. This travel solidified my decision to become a real estate advisor with the global firm and lifestyle brand, Engel & Völkers. The brand fit perfectly with my ethics and work as a designer.

Their reputation around the world is top notch. Since 1977, they have been the select provider of high-end premium real estate service throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Their global reach helps me to bring my home sellers exclusive buyers from around the world that other agencies may not have access to. Our use of the latest technologies, managing of an extensive network of exclusive listings and partnerships with influential media outlets provides opportunity for buyers and sellers that is hard to find elsewhere.

In recent years Katie has had the pleasure of being named a top agent by MN Monthly year after year, Staging Instructor for the Preservation Alliance of Mn, competing in a home renovation reality show “Rowhouse Showdown” which aired for 10 1 hour episodes on national tv, serving as the V.P of Communications on the NKBA Minnesota board , Architectural Supervisory Committee member in North Oaks and have had multiple features in local and national publications.

There is no instant gratification in doing a home renovation, it is a detailed process that involves many layers but the process should be fun and engaging. Watching old, outdated houses transform into something beautiful is one of the most rewarding feelings I have had thus far in my life. Helping my clients achieve this in their own homes is even better.

I hope you can use my expertise, stories and photos on the blog to help your design and real estate endeavors to be everything you imagined! Need more help?  Contact me to see how we can work together!