Since her first home project in Naples, Florida in 2007, Katie has made Katherine Lopez Design a leading arbiter of creative and comfortable style. While Katie’s projects have been seen in broad places like The Design Network, Hinsdale Living Magazine, and Weddings Unveiled, her reputation is creating design based around her client’s tastes and style. While comfortable, livable homes are her specialty, she has lent her talent to commercial designs, Nascar-level team graphic design and race suits, corporate logos, vintage airstream trailers and charitable projects.


Katie is a sought after designer known for listening to the client, bridging the desire and reality, being able to “draw on the fly” a client’s ideas and show what it translates to. Her projects include properties in Naples, Fl; Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC; Hinsdale and Chicago, IL; Michigan and Indianapolis, IN.


Her debut webcast remains one of the top-viewed programs on The Design Network. She currently is filming several follow-up projects for the network. In 2012, a KLD home was awarded the prestigious “Home of Distinction” Award for best visual flow, kitchen design and functional design. In 2013, several of her projects will be featured in various home design tours and charitable walks. She prides herself in allowing the customer to “own” the design. This “ownership” is a key element to the personal nature of her design projects as clients quickly become friends throughout the process.


Katie lives in Hinsdale, IL with her husband Paul, their children Zachary, Bradley and Haley, and her first employee, a much loved shih-poo puppy named Calvin.