Design and Culture: Decorative Arts


Granite Plus 3We just finished up this lovely project of cabinets and countertops and while working, I met the artist Krista Vind. Her innovative creativity and her artistic inclusion of textures throughout the home made the spaces on this project stand out. The cabinetry in this kitchen already had a lovely texture of oyster-painted oak selected by our client, but the textures Krista used to accent the cabinetry really made for a stunning look. Krista painted the beautiful knee wall using metallic paints and transformed the wall in the dining room using plaster and metallic waxes. Both works of art are unique and bring energy and a modern touch to the spaces. I love what Krista did with the light switches too, hiding them so they wouldn’t take away from the beautiful marble backsplash tile. Krista also refurbished the vanity using plaster, silver leaf, and lightly tinted waxes, just stunning.

Granite Plus 2Krista Vind has been a resident of the Gulf Coast for over 30 years. She is an accomplished artist that has traveled the country working as a field decorative artisan and also an instructor of decorative arts, teaching everything from fine art to custom finishes for furniture. Passing her gifts along, she has taught hundreds of art students over the years, many of whom have successfully gone on to be art instructors themselves. You can follow her work on Facebook, Artists Warehouse of South Walton, and Instagram, If you are interested in a custom piece for your home, contact Krista at or visit the Artists Warehouse of South Walton located at HWY 393 in Santa Rosa Beach where her studio and gallery are located.

Granite Plus 1If you are building a new home or remodeling, Granite Plus has cabinets, countertops, and flooring. We are your local dealer for Dur Supreme Cabinetry and Welbourn Forest Cabinetry. A wide range of Quartz, Quartzite, Granite, Onyx, and Marble countertops are all available at Granite Plus. Our showroom is located at 17801 Ashley Drive Panama City Beach Florida. Stop by anytime during business hours or give us a call at (850) 236-6363 and a project manager will assist you.