Mother Essentials: Davina Ogilvie of Wovn Home

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:55 am
12/02/20

With leadership roles at J.Crew, Steven Alan, and Verizon under her belt, in September 2019 Davina Ogilvie started her own company—Wovn Home—which makes stylish custom window treatments more accessible to the masses. Just a week after the birth of Wovn, Davina also welcomed her first child—a son named Davis. “That was a lot of babies at once!” says the NYC-based entrepreneur. “I’ve been surprised by how much I enjoy being a mom. Davis is a cheerful little guy, and he brings me a ton of joy.” With her love of textiles (and her little boy) on full display, the Bangkok-born, Harvard-educated mama tell us what products and practices are currently getting her through her days!

Pretty Storage Boxes. “Somewhere between baby toys all over the apartment, mail piling up, and my husband and I both working from home during quarantine, I needed an organizational intervention. I found these storage boxes to be well made and sturdy. I’m keeping everything from fabric samples to paperwork in them now. They’re stackable and have made my home office look much tidier.” Bigso Linen Marten Office Storage Boxes, $12.99 to $14.99 each, The Container Store.

White Shirt.When I’m working from home, comfort is key. And when you have a baby, machine wash ability is important because everything gets messy really fast. My daily uniform is a button-down with jeans, and although it’s tempting to roam around all morning in my PJs, getting properly dressed makes me feel pulled together and alert.” The Lagarde Shirt, $165, M.M. LaFleur.

Pehr Sheets. “I love the Pehr striped crib sheets, which I have in Marigold and Sea. I like that the stripe isn’t too busy of a pattern on top of all of the colorful toys in Davis’ room, but it’s still very cute!” Striped Crib Sheets, $36, Pehr.

Waffle Robe. “I wore this waffle robe throughout my pregnancy. And post-delivery it is still my go-to piece when I’m winding down at night or getting ready for the day ahead.” Unisex Organic Waffle Robe, $78.40, Coyuchi.

Sonos. Music is a huge mood-setter for me! I play Sam Cooke most mornings, or if Davis is up I play classic nursery rhymes and we have a little dance party to start the day.” Five: The High-Fidelity Home Speaker, $499, Sonos

Cribsheet. “I’ve found Emily Oster’s Cribsheet really helpful in understanding the research behind various parenting ‘rules.’ Having better context as to what norms are really proven to make sense versus those that really are not makes me feel better equipped to decide how I approach raising my son. It’s also encouraged me to follow my gut instinct on many things. She’s a terrific writer, so it also makes for enjoyable reading.” Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, $16.56, Bookshop and Amazon.  

Dino Backpack. “I recently got this adorable backpack for my son. He’s been having so much fun putting his stacking cups in there, just to take them out again. I think he could amuse himself forever doing that! I also use it to store his snacks and food when we leave the house for a few hours.” Liewood Saxo Mini Backpack, $48, Liewood.

Kosas Face Oil. “A friend introduced me to the tinted face oil from Kosas, a non-toxic clean skincare line. It’s super lightweight and I was able to find it in the perfect shade, which gives me a subtle but healthy glow, even when there are tired puffy eye circles hiding underneath!” Tinted Face Oil Foundation, $42, Kosas

Chemex Coffee Maker. “If I ended up on a deserted island and could only have a few things, coffee would definitely be one of them. I’ve experimented with countless coffee makers and the Chemex pour over most reliably makes coffee I like. I have mine with almond milk, and try to limit myself to 3 cups a day at most.” Chemex 6-Cup Pour-Over Glass Coffee Maker, $43.50, Williams Sonoma

Magnetic Me Onesies. “I used a lot of Magnetic Me onesies in my son’s first year. The material is so soft and the magnetic closures made them a breeze to put on.” Printed Modal Onesie, $36, Magnetic Me.

Blackout Roman Shades. “These have been a life-saver in Davis’ nursery. I customized shades with blackout lining to help him get the sleep he needs and chose coral linen to add cheerful color to the room.” Roman Shades, $250-$450, Wovn Home.

Blackout Drapes. “I love my sleep, and getting a decent night’s rest helps me focus with work as well as keeps me present and engaged when I’m with my son. In my bedroom, I’ve used blackout drapes which have been a big help, and customized them in ivory linen to create a soothing and calming environment.” Blackout Drapes, $450-$1000, Wovn Home.

For more Mother Essentials, peep our past columns with Kido Chicago owner Keewa Nurullah, small-space mama Laura Fenton, Citizens of Humanity creative director Marianne McDonald, Curasalve founder Kelley Williams, Trade Street Jam Co. founder Ashley Rouse, Weelicious and One Potato founder Catherine McCord, Milky Mama’s Krystal Nicole Duhaney, mega-influencer Chriselle Lim, Matana Organics founder Gabriela Babila, interior designer Susan Work, author Tiffany Dufu, Les Gamins founder Veronique Nguyen, Lonny editor Angela Tafoya, Wiley Body founder Vanessa Wade, DockATot’s Roma Patel, designers Anna WallackCynthia RowleyRebecca Atwood, and Dana HaimOlympian Alysia Montano, cookbook author Hetal Vasavada, model and muse Slick Woods, children’s author Serena Minott, clean living expert Kristian Henderson, Oakland retail queen Sherri McMullen, wellness influencer Joanne Encarnacion, author LaTonya Yvetteand many, many more!

 

 

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