Monday, October 18, 2021

Business Brief: Locals Serving locals



By Natalie Strom

Long-time residents of Marco Island, Kira Krümm and Juan Munera, joined forces twelve years ago to establish The Studio Artistic Finishes Inc., a company specializing in paint and artistic finishes for Southwest Florida residences.

Both Munera and Krümm represent strong backgrounds in fine art and home design. Krümm’s world-renowned interior design firm, Kira Krümm International Design, based in Estero, is regarded as one of Southwest Florida’s leading luxury interior design firms. Munera, whose former art business, The Studio Gallery & Framing, held numerous successful art openings during its thirty year establishment on Marco, now concentrates on fine art with his company Studio International Inc., which represents international artists in markets such as Asia, North and South America.

While the international portions of their companies have flourished, so has their work in their own backyard. The company has completed work in the most exclusive neighborhoods and high-rises in Naples, Bonita, Fort Myers, and Marco Island.

From condominiums to private homes, The Studio Artistic Finishes continues to provide beautiful results for happy clients in need of large and small-scale paint and artistic wall finishes.

The need to create more awareness for the artists that Munera represented in his local gallery, and the high-end interior design market’s growing need for custom finishes and quality painting during the construction boom, were favorable factors to create The Studio Artistic Finishes in 2001. Over ten years later, the quality of work, expertise and professionalism demonstrated by the company’s artisans as well as its owners, have resulted in the company’s impeccable reputation throughout Marco Island and the neighboring cities it serves.

“In general, decorative painting and artistic finishing is known also as Faux Finishing,” says Juan Munera, “but our finishes are more than that. Faux – a French word for false – is precisely a finish that looks like marble, stone or grass cloth, for example. The Studio Artistic Finishes specializes in decorative finishes that do not pretend to imitate any other material. We utilize skilled artisans to create a customized look that will enhance and upgrade the design of a room.”

“A room can come alive with the right combination of colors and finishes. Paint is a great way to refresh or revitalize a space!“ adds Krümm.

Potential clients for mid and large-sized paint and artistic finish projects receive a complementary initial consultation with Kira Krümm. Visit to learn more. For courtesy estimates on paint (exterior or interior) and artistic wall finishes please call 239-394-5452 or 239-537-0960 or email To learn more about Juan Munera’s international studio, visit

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