Classic. Simple. Rustic. Modern. These are the words Eryn Caskey use to describe her own aesthetic that she brings with her design and remodel business, A Rustic Butterfly.
Eryn Caskey grew up in Southern California, and had a natural knack for strong interior design. At a young age she found she was skilled in decorating and arranging furniture to create livable spaces. She then worked in a lighting showroom and for a lighting design firm as a teenager and young adult. Upon moving to Colorado in 2010, Eryn managed the buildout of a new commercial space for a tech firm, which gave her exposure to broader interior redesign projects.
A Rustic Butterfly grew from Eryn’s hobby of refinishing old furniture. She posted a wine bar cabinet she’d redone on Facebook, and received a large amount of positive feedback. She began to get requests for refinished and custom-built pieces. After working several more years in a corporate environment, all while refinishing furniture on the side, she branched out on her own in 2013. Eryn began to build A Rustic Butterfly’s following on social media which continues to be a main source of exposure and referrals.
“I love old things. I find meaning in everything and know that things that were once beautiful can be made beautiful again with a little love and work,” Eryn says, describing what inspires her.
The Franktown project featured here was a complete remodel. There were a few physical challenges, some floor work to move water lines to create room for the radiant heat. But her client was very open and turned the reins over to Eryn.
Like most of The Rustic Butterfly’s work, this project features custom designed and built pieces. The vent hood was built by Eryn herself, as were the barn doors and finished in a carbon gray stain for rustic elegance. She designed the island legs to make the island more furniture-like. The floating shelves were also custom built to fit the space. She added detail by varying the double stacked upper glass cabinets and crown molding.
Client Eric Kulby says “Eryn and her team were dedicated to detail, professional and timely. Eryn brings a real creative mind that helped Susan and I out when making tough decisions with style. Rustic Butterfly was a great experience and we look forward to the next project.”
Eryn truly enjoys the challenges of being one of very few women owned remodeling businesses. “I work alongside my team and do the hard work and heavy lifting, getting my hands dirty.. I do run into the occasional guy who talks down to me, questions my process, vision, and design. But it is my project, my team and my work, so we make it happen.”