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Testimonials for Brilliance By Design


"I hired Donna Bauer to resurface my bathroom counter-tops which came out fantastic. Then I hired her to paint the kitchen, living room, master bedroom, spare bath,  spare bedroom walls. Which also turned out fantastic. She is a very detailed person and has an eye for color. The rooms seem to come alive. She arrived on time and works hard to get the job done in a timely manner." 
Debbie Erickson

“Donna has the technical expertise for painting, and she also has a great eye for color and feel for interior design. She was able to help us figure out what we really wanted and then she got the work done with excellence. Donna Bauer is a professional.”
Scott Larsen


“Donna provides great attention to detail and provides an excellent finished product. Her decorative finishes are some of the best we've seen. She takes a personal interest in each client and each project.”
Diane Haskins


"We have used the painting services of Donna Bauer over the years. She provides high quality work and is dependable. If you want a job done right and you want to deal with an honest person then Donna will be your person. We only have good things to say about her."
Eric Vanderlinden


 Donna Bauer has been a good friend for a number of years, so when I was ready to have my living room painted  I went to her for an estimate.  She also recommended a different color and, I had absolutely no apprehension since I knew she had years of expertise in this area. 

My living room starts at the bottom of the stairs by my garage and has no stopping point until the hall on the second floor is finished, so this was a VERY BIG job!!   

She and her crew arrived at 9:00 a.m. and right away she needed to deal with a mistake I had made in picking up the paint.  This was handled, as was the rest of the job, in a very professional manner. I watched the first part of this process while the taping, covering of furniture and general preparation of the area took place. It was like watching a well oiled machine with each person communicating and doing their part. I left for a long period of time and when I returned, I was amazed at the progress. Gratefully my rooms only needed one coat of paint and they were finished by 6:00, leaving me with a beautiful "new" space and no mess to deal with.   

I am pleased and grateful beyond words and would recommend Donna without reservation. 
Sue Irish 


If you want someone who can help you figure out what to do to spruce up a room, then go about completing it, you need to get in touch with Donna Bauer! She spent time going over options, made suggestions, worked with me on costs and did so in a very professional manner. Donna is well trained in faux finishes and has been a painter for many years. She takes great pride in her work, which shows in her finished products. She took our kitchen from worn looking to a place of warmth and casual elegance, which was just the look we wanted!! I highly recommend Donna. Her passion for what she does and her professionalism are outstanding!!! 
Barb Jones


Donna was highly recommended to me by my sister-in-law so I was confident she would do a good job before I even met her.  She was very patient with me in the selection of colors for my stairway, loft and bathroom.  She suggested I get samples of the colors I was thinking of  - which was wonderful because I have a very hard time making decisions.  I am so happy with the color and the quality of painting. It is obvious Donna takes pride in what she does.  She is professional and easy to do business with.  I know she will be painting for us again as well as doing counter-tops when the time is right for us.
Marlou Soyer

Donna Bauer
Serving the Des Moines and Central Iowa area
Call today to schedule an appointment.
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