The following represents only a partial list of some of the wonderful clients I have had the pleasure to paint for. The wide range of project diversity represented here is what makes my job fun!

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Our work has been residentially
showcased at the following locations:
  • Pasadena Showcase House of Design
  • Paragon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Desert Showcase House of Design
  • Martha Stewart’s “Entertaining in the Garden”
  • The Vintage Club, Indian Wells, CA.
  • The Reserve Club, Palm Desert, CA.
  • El Dorado Country Club, Indian Wells, CA.
  • Bighorn Country Club, Palm Desert, CA.
  • PGA West, La Quinta, CA.
Our public work includes:
  • 2000 Democratic National Convention
  • NBC Sydney Olympics 2000
  • Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan
  • Sony Development Metreon Center, San Francisco, CA & Odaiba, Japan
  • RAM Development,
    Palm Desert, CA
  • G.O. Langlois Construction,
    Palm Desert CA
  • Stoker Construction
  • Rancho Mirage Builders
  • Van Vliet Construction
  • Lathrop Construction,
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mike Cheley,
    Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Chris O’Connor Designs
  • Hendrix Allardyce Designs
  • IRA Design Associates
  • Ms. Leticia Swortwood,
    Indian Wells, CA
  • Mr. & Mrs. George and Julia Argyros,
    Newport Beach, CA
  • Mr. & Mrs. D. Ohlmeyer
  • Mrs. Barbro Heinz

The name of Kersteen’s company is more than a clever play on words — it is a realistic description of what this remarkable artist achieves for her clients. First, and very importantly, she listens attentively. She brings her own creative genius to every project, but she employs it to interpret and build on her clients’ dreams. She is extremely patient and constructive in the design process. Then, she really does make all the dreams come true. Kersteen has undertaken many projects for us, on a wide spectrum of applications — including faux finishes on walls and floors, murals and decorative touches, transforming the look of architectural elements — and we have been delighted with the results in every case. She also has a great team and manages others well, so she is able to effectively leverage her own effort. She is sought after and busy, but can be depended on to meet her scheduling commitments. In short, she brings a rare combination of true artistic talent with excellent business qualities.

— S. Congalton

Since 2005 up to 2014, Kersteen Anderson has done several homes for us with outstanding results. We have used her expertise covering almost a total of 12,000 sq. ft., either by hand-painting walls and ceilings in classic and modern patterns, or beautifully refinishing fireplaces, doors, and furniture. After living with the long-lasting and beautiful results, nothing and no one can measure up to Kersteen and her crew’s workmanship.

— The Heinz Family

Kersteen and her crew are exceptional. In addition to delivering a quality job, they are responsive to short term needs, and changing circumstances. The prices are fair, the billing complete, and any follow through needed has been done with a smile and in a timely manner. I would absolutely consider them for future jobs.

–C. Harris

When you want the best this has to be your choice! We worked with Kersteen over several months remodeling a 5000 sq ft home. It was a pleasure to work with Kersteen and her team. Good painting comes from someone who is willing to go the extra mile and do the work right the first time. Kersteen did this and always made certain the end result was perfect. She is flexible, patient. can think outside the box and is just so professional.

We love her!

— L. Wais

I have worked with Kersteen on multiple finishing jobs. She is extremely talented in faux finishing, murals and cabinet finishing. She created a beautiful painted finish for me for a media cabinet based solely on a photo I gave her. Her crew is professional and talented and get the work done quickly, Kersteen can do anything that involves paint. After 15 yrs. in the design business I am glad to have DFAF as a reliable source.

— C. O’Connor Designs

We have retained Kersteen on 5 different projects over the last 7 years. There are good reasons why we continue to seek her assistance. She has been very helpful in selecting the right finish/colors and if needed, other trades. She and her crew arrive when expected and work is performed in a professional manner. Not only do they clean up after themselves but they carefully mask nearby areas mitigating damage to other surfaces. The quality of the work is excellent.

Kersteen created a faux finish for our kitchen and bathroom cabinets in our mountain home. We were not sure what we wanted, but she brought sample boards and made many suggestions. It is like she read our minds! It is absolutely perfect and gorgeous. Everyone that walks in our house comments on their beauty. She has also done the finish on my custom made desk in my office, bathroom and bedroom cabinets in my primary home as well as wall and ceiling finishes. She understands exactly what you need and her artistic abilities are beyond compare. Her crew is professional, detailed — Perfection.

— N. Solowitz