“Julie arrived for a quick consult on my kitchen remodel. Within moments she saw a potential for my cramped and outmoded kitchen that took down walls and expanded entrances. She asked only three questions and had the concept which transformed my entire main level into an open, modern, and airy space. We also closely collaborated in deciding on cabinets, countertops, floor, and accessories. Her knowledge and sense of design and color inspired me. Julie was not a consultant, but became the contractor, partner, and friend in the process. My guests are in awe of the new creation, plus I love to cook again.” Barbara Truan, Renaissance Management Leadership Strategies

“Several months ago we purchased a custom home which was of a substantially different style than our previous one. We decided we needed to purchase all new furniture and really wanted to highlight the unique architectural features of our home. Specifically, one of the more challenging features is a living room which is shaped like the letter “C” with the outer part of the “C” being all windows. The inner part of the “C” is a round stone fireplace. We hired Thornton Design to furnish our living room, dining room and kitchen. We challenged them to find pieces which would compliment the home and embrace its unique features. It was also important to us that the furnishings be warm and inviting. Thornton Design’s approach to selecting the furniture one piece at a time with each piece building upon the last made the selection process very comfortable. We appreciated that if an in stock item served a purpose as well as a custom piece, we were encouraged to purchase it and use the savings for those special pieces which really needed to be custom. In the end, we ended out with well made furniture which respected both our home and our budget. The furniture is so comfortable and inviting that we find ourselves lingering longer at meals and enjoying cozy fires.”  –Cindy & Scott, Boulder

“We have employed Julie Thornton for many projects over the last 10 years. She has had an influence on the entire overhaul of our home (which is 3600 square feet). For our most current project, we hired Julie to completely renovate our kitchen and master bath. She also was instrumental in helping us to choose many new pieces of furniture including a new dining set, area rugs, and a gorgeous new family room couch which was custom made. She also assisted in interior and exterior paint choices. For our kitchen and bath remodel, she helped us choose new cabinets, granite counter tops, and backsplash tile and accents. I can’t list everything she helped us with, there was so much that she did. We absolutely just love our new home. It is simply gorgeous. Julie is a gem to work with — she has a gentle, kind nature, and is so knowledgable, talented and professional. Any communication by me was immediately responded to. I would wholeheartedly recommend Thornton Design!!”  –Laurie & David, Boulder

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Julie for over 20 years. We met when I was just finishing an interior design program. Back then, she was someone I looked to for guidance in the field because she was already an experienced professional. Since then, we have worked on many projects together. I always learn from her insight in matters of general contracting as well as her design talent which is consistently intuitive and fresh! On every single job we work together, I am always amazed at her ability to conceptualize an idea and follow the details to the nth degree. She makes me better at what I do. After all this time, I still look to her for guidance and inspiration. On a personal level, Julie is a warm, thoughtful, caring person and a lot of fun to spend time with. Anyone considering Julie for their design project will not be disappointed. Sincerely.”  –Erin Sweenie, Boulder

“Julie at Thornton Design is a true professional and her expertise is unmatched. She is a pleasure doing business with and is very friendly and detail oriented. Communication is great and always a key aspect when it comes to remodeling. I would personally recommend Thornton Design and Julie’s entire staff to anyone looking for a knowledgeable designer and someone who will guide you through this unknown process. We look forward to working with Julie and her company again in the near future!”  –Moros Fabrication, Boulder

“Thornton Design has helped me transform my home into the gem that I knew it could be! I have been working closely with Julie Thornton and she has helped me every step of the way. I know I can rely on her expertise and knowledge when it comes to picking out new items for my home. Her professionalism along with her warm personality has made her a delight to work with. I will recommend this company to all of my family, friends, and clients!”
  –Ashley & Todd, Denver

“Julie has become an invaluable asset to my team as a remodeling contractor. We have worked on many projects in the past few years and I have come to depend on her creativity and innovative ideas from the initial planning stage through the completion of each project. One of the things that I respect most about Julie is her willingness to sit down with a client and get a sense of their taste and style and then come up with designs and ideas that reflect the client’s personal taste. In the end, each project is fresh and unique! Whether working on a simple one room remodel or a whole house renovation, her ideas and input with layout, trim details and finishes are superb. Her warm personality and commitment to excellence are obvious and makes her a pleasure to work with.”  –KC Nick Construction- Boulder

“We hired Thornton Design for design advice in preparation for listing our home to sell. The owner, Julie Thornton, was unfailingly professional and accurate in her advice about changes we needed to make, which included adding one bathroom, completely renovating two other bathrooms, and making significant changes in the other rooms of the house. Ms. Thornton’s design choices were beautiful and in some cases saved us money by updating a room using relatively simple changes. She managed the various workers well, the project was completed in a timely manner, and best of all, the house sold just a few weeks after it was listed. We didn’t hesitate to hire Thornton Design to assist us with building our new house. We recommend Thornton Design without reservation.”  –Lorraine and Herb, Boulder

“My wife and I are extremely pleased with the work that Julie Thornton did on the remodel of our home in Boulder. Her ability to see beyond the limitations of the original architecture allowed us to transform the house into a particularly livable and stunning home that we are very proud of. Her recommendations were bold yet cost conscious. Upon final inspection, two of the building inspectors separately commented, “WOW! The woodwork in this house is exceptional!”  –Fred Thrall, Boulder

“I have worked with Julie Thornton on several projects – from decoraing my home to a cabin remodel/reconstruction. I am completely delighted with the process and the results! Julie is a terrific problem solver, has great vision of what can be and provides choices and clarity. She has wonderful color sense, vision and great ideas – and her crews are easy to work with, are timely – and they get the job done with perfection!”
  – Julie Thorpe Boulder, CO

“I cannot give a glowing enough report about my wonderful experiences working with Julie of Thornton Designs. She has helped me update and remodel my last two homes with outstanding results and a sizeable increase in the sale price of each. I wouldn’t do another remodel without her.”
  –Sandy Novak  Boulder, CO

“Building a new home with Julie’s guidance was a wonderful adventure. Our project was small compared to some of Julie’s commissions, just 3000 Sq. Ft., but she took care of us as if we were building a castle. Using Julie eliminated those expensive mistakes we could have made by not using a design professional.”  –Denise Domino Boulder, CO

 “My 27 year old home had wonderful design and construction, thanks to the original owner who was a prestigious Colorado architect himself and a Frank Lloyd Wright disciple. When I hired Julie to help update the finishes, she helped me see beyond the structure to possibilities even he had missed. Opening up walls to views and creating more functional and beautiful spaces, I fell in love with my house all over again.” J.A. Erion  Conifer, CO

“Julie did a major remodel for us a few years ago. We worked closely together for over a year and we couldn’t be happier with the result! She is very creative and has many great ideas throughout the entire project from architectural design, space planning, interior and exterior finishing to furniture selection. Julie has not only a keen sense of design, she is also very easy to work with. She really listens to the client and helps them come up with solutions that meet their needs.”  –Ning and David  Boulder, CO

“You will love working with Julie! I have lived in 11 different communities over the past 20 years and have worked with 8 different designers, but hold Julie in the highest regard of all. She helped us transform a Victorian home in dire need of saving, to an amazing jewel in Boulder. Her careful and kind guidance and her enthusiasm and commitment to us were invaluable. We are not going to move again! Ever!” Dan and Mary Anne Boulder, CO