Carolyn Thornton

Thornton Designs

About Thornton Designs

I obtained my Interior Design training at the New York School of Interior Design and have been a continuously practicing professional Interior Designer for twenty-five years. As a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Washington Design Center, I have access to many resources throughout the industry. My design studio is available by appointment and contains wallpaper books, fabrics, furniture catalogs, window treatments, art work, accessories, etc.

I have three children. My oldest daughter Michele and her husband Ba Aye and two children, Kendra and Bianca live on Maui, Hawaii. They own a wholesale clothing design and manufacturing company with factories in Bali (To see their clothing line, visit their website at My middle child, Brenda, is an attorney with the U. S. Department of Justice in the Crimes and Terrorism unit in Washington, D.C. She has also worked with the United Nations and was stationed in Rwanda, Tanzania, and East Timor. Her daughter's name is Sujata. My son John and his wife Eryn live in Miami and Washington, DC. His primary focus is on Human Rights cases.

My husband, Chris, and I recently moved to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC along with our eleven year old Yorkshire Terrier named Pooky and our five year old Shih Tzu named Suki. Before that we lived for 15 years in a 100 year old Victorian home in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh Our Pittsburgh house was recently featured in an article in the newspaper.

Chris started a remodeling business in Washington, DC. His website is

Carolyn Thornton, Interior Designer



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