Thornton Design has been co-creating homes in the Boulder/Denver Metro area for over 25 years, and has a portfolio brimming with over 600 successfully completed individual projects. Our services include all aspects of the design industry, from progressive interior design to architectural consultation and custom furniture and art.
Backed by a team of dedicated artisans, artists and subcontractors, Thornton Design ensures that your personal aesthetic reaches its full potential. With each new project, Julie first endeavors to understand and nurture her clients’ personal aesthetic values. Working side by side with you from initial planning to completion, Julie guides every project with enthusiasm and expertise in order to create your own unique and precious space.

Meet our team

Julie Thornton

Julie Thornton’s passion for design started early. At the age of 21, she bought, gutted and reconstructed her first house, then at 24 built her first home from the ground up. Today, more than 600 high-end design projects later, Julie is one of Boulder’s premier interior designers.This artistry, vision, hands-on approach and commitment to every stage of the design process have resulted in a loyal client base that eagerly re-engages with her on new projects and enthusiastically refers friends and family. An authority on many levels of design, from architectural work to construction, Julie intimately understands every step of the home creation process and skillfully assists her clients from visualization to completion. Her vast circle of artisans and vendors, along with her own talent for creating custom art and furniture, help make each client’s unique style a reality.

Julie believes the home is not just for show, but a sanctuary for those living there. Viewing each new client’s home holistically, she uses her creative insight to help create a space that is as functional as it is beautiful. Re-purposing, re-cycling, and honoring the environment and the architectural bones of a home play a significant role in the design process. A Colorado native, Julie draws her inspiration from the area’s natural beauty and unique community, co-creating homes that blend Boulder’s artistic spirit with her client’s distinctive styles.

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David Pure

David joined the Thornton Design team in the Fall of 2016. Previously he’s held several senior leadership positions with both small start up ventures as well as with large corporations. David brings a unique perspective to Thornton Design with his ability to manage complex design/build projects from the “idea stage” to completion.

Cody Thornton

Having grown up in a household of Architectural Digest, house plans, and fabric samples, Cody has a native appreciation for good design. Cody studied history at Hamilton College in upstate New York and political science at the School for International Training in Muscat, Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. Following college, Cody taught English for several years in Shenzhen, China before returning home to Boulder to start his career in real estate.

Cody is honored to work with Thornton Design and brings to the team his passion for clear communication and effective, systematic organization. He believes in integrity and supporting those he loves. He also believes in the importance of details, and is proud to do whatever is necessary to make sure tasks are done correctly the first time. In his work, Cody strives to ensure that each project at Thornton Design is well executed from start to finish.