Heather John Fogarty, The Foodinista

Heather John Fogarty, The Foodinista

the 10


things every super boy needs for his bedroom

You don't need to read too far along on The Foodinista, HEATHER JOHN FOGARTY's soigne genre-hopping blog, to wonder, "Is there anything this woman doesn't know about?" From how to make the perfect fried egg sandwich (two words: Sriracha aioli) to the best hat to pack for a trip to Maui (Helen Kaminski), Heather's impeccable taste and charming delivery get us hungering for something every single time. Because her love for fashion and food is bested only by her love for family, we asked the devoted mama to tell us how she decorates for her two sons. Here,

12 things that Heather John thinks every super boy needs for his bedroom.

  • 1

    Land's End Toddler Boys Prussian Blue Comic Pajamas

    These awesome comic pjs mean bedtime won't be a fight.

  • 2

    Jason Koharik "Target" Painting

    I plan to hang one of Jason Koharik's Target paintings above my son's bed and tell him it is Captain America's shield. He needn't know just yet that the artist was inspired by old archery targets, and created these paintings using defunct wine barrel lids, wooden spools and tabletops—many of which were found discarded on the side of the road in downtown Los Angeles.

  • 3

    Brahms Mount Traditional Ticking Stripe Blanket

    Taking its design cues from a traditional mattress ticking pattern, this 100% cotton blanket is handwoven on antique looms in Maine and is Americana at its best. I love it for kids because you can throw it in the washing machine and it just gets better with age.

  • 4

    Pottery Barn Kids Captain America Sheeting

    Can we agree that of all the superheroes, Captain America has the best aesthetic? Fortunately, he happens to be my son's favorite, too, and he's crazy about these sheets, which have an awesome vintage feel to them.

  • 5

    Ouch Comic Strip Band-Aids

    Having boys means always having Band-Aids on hand and these super cool plasters are sure to stop the tears faster than a speeding bullet. I'm not going to lie, I find any excuse to use them, too.

  • 6

    LuluDK Child for Schumacher "Stars" Fabric

    Textile maven Lulu deKwiatkowski collaborated with Schumacher on a whimsical kids fabric collection. I love this graphic sunshine yellow star print, which would be great for curtains and accent pillows on the bed.

  • 7

    Smart Store System Tote

    Want to know how to create order in a world of chaos? This hive design is the best I've found for storing and organizing arts and craft supplies.

  • 8

    Ikea Sultan Heggedal Mattress

    I searched high and low for a comfortable, eco-friendly mattress for our son that wouldn't break the bank. This excellent option from Ikea is not exactly a steal at $629, but it came in at a lot less than a spendy Swedish Hastens, which starts at $4,000. Sweet dreams, my little superhero!

  • 9

    Sisters of Los Angeles Pencils

    If you want something done, ask someone who's busy. If you want something done well, ask three working women with kids. Such is the story of SoLA—Sisters of Los Angeles—founded by architect Barbara Bestor, designer Karen Alweil, and fashion publicist Sara Stein, all of whom are moms. The trio recently launched their colorful SoLA collection of groovy goods, including these neighborhood pencils, which are just the tool for your budding mild-mannered reporter. Power to the working mom!

  • 10

    Eames Hang It All

    Jackets, cardigans, capes—you name it. The classic Eames coat rack holds it all. Added bonus, my son actually likes hanging up his clothes on the colorful balls.

  • 11

    John Derian Moroccan Pouf

    Think of it as a super chic beanbag. Perfect for plopping down to read all those vintage comics some lucky boy's mom scored on ebay!

  • 12

    Schoolhouse Electric Hamilton Steel Bedframe

    A durable powder-coated steel retro bed frame that's playful enough for a boy's room but built to last a lifetime.

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