Interior Designers’ 5 Favorite Gifts for the Home: Part I

Looking for the perfect gift (still)? We’re getting down to the wire, but it’s not too late to find that present that will put you on everyone else’s good list! It’s hard to go wrong with something for the home – useful, classy, long-lasting, and it’s always the right size. With so many awesome gifts for the home at Quality Bath, it’s hard to pick just one… so we’ve recruited four experts to help us out.

We handpicked talented interior designers to share their favorite gifts from artistic manufacturer Arteriors. Each designer chose five gifts that will make any homeowner (or renter, for that matter) happy this holiday season. First up:

Paul Heintz, Local Studio (Los Angeles, CA)

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From early childhood, Paul Heintz was destined to be a designer. As a boy, he’d sketch and plan the vacation homes that his family visited; his passion and raw talent carried him through his formative years to a career in design. After earning degrees in Fine Arts and Interior Design in the University of Cincinnati, Paul and his then-girlfriend Becky – a fellow designer he’d met in school – moved to Los Angeles.

Local Studio – Paul Heintz

Today, the artistic couple – now married – works tirelessly to provide the people of LA with fine design. Paul takes pleasure in creating beautiful yet functional and simple yet intriguing spaces, using conventional furnishings in unconventional combinations to produce uniquely inspired designs.


We are proud to showcase Paul’s five favorite Arteriors gifts, all of which reflect his signature elegance and finesse.

Arteriors Reed Bookends

Inspired by the common chain link, this sculptural – yet functional – gleaming two-piece bookend set is multifunctional: use it as intended or as freestanding tabletop objet d’art. Either way, it’s a conversation starter, perfect for that lover of sleekly modern, unusual (but not too out-there) decor.

Arteriors Becket Magazine Rack

Masculinity, femininity, and practicality unite to form a unique gift that makes a statement while holding your reading material. Inspired by the classic log holder, this natural iron magazine rack adds an edgily modern vibe to virtually any space.

Arteriors 9″ Agatha Oval Iron/Mirror Taper Sconce

Two-tone antique finish; look-at-me silhouette; flickering candlelight. What more could you possibly want from your wall decor? Perfect for the rustic romantic.

Arteriors Gilles Ice Bucket

You can chill your drinks in a typical hotel-style ice bucket, but with an option like this, why would you? This modern classic is impeccably crafted of cerused oak with just-right brass detailing; subtle, yet dramatic. (And practical, thanks to its stainless-steel liner.)

Arteriors Bilbao Fishtail Mercury Glass/Brass Lamp

Understated elegance and striking detail combine flawlessly in this sleek tabletop lamp. Its tapered base is hand-etched with a delicate fish-scale pattern and topped with a shade in sheer taupe, lined with sheer metallic silver for a gorgeous sheen.

We won’t stop at a simple gift guide: be on the lookout for an incredibly awesome social giveaway just in time for those not-so-last-minute gifts!

Coming up next: our second select designer… stay tuned!