The Tiny Canal Cottage® is a 1924 Craftsman-style home located by the Venice Beach Canals in Southern California. The house's interior measures under 400 sqft, and includes space-maximizing features such as built-in furnishings, pocket doors, and vaulted ceilings. The Cottage is home to Creative Director Whitney Leigh Morris, her husband Adam, their son West, and two rescue beagles, StanLee & Sophee. View daily updates from the house and discover more about living the small space lifestyle via Whitney's Instagram, @WhitneyLeighMorris.


Whitney Leigh Morris is a Small Space Lifestyle Consultant based in Venice, California. A firm believer that you don't need to "live large" to live beautifully, Morris uses her blog and Instagram account to share tips and ideas geared towards helping individuals, couples, and families live comfortably, contentedly, and more sustainably in compact quarters.

Morris shares her experiences and tips via a diverse array of editorial outlets and speaking engagements, and is currently working on a series of online mini-courses. Her book, Small Space Style: Because You Don’t Need to Live Large to Live Beautifully, is available for purchase here

Morris has been featured by: CNN, Architectural Digest, Dwell, Refinery29, Elle Decor, Access Live/Hollywood, Houzz, Design*Sponge, Today, Disney's Babble, My Domaine, Cosmopolitan, Hunker, Domino Magazine, Lonny, Good Housekeeping Magazine, HLN, Darling Magazine, The Knot Magazine, The Everygirl, Create & Cultivate, Rue Magazine, Huffington Post, Well + Good, House Beautiful, MindBodyGreen, Country Living, The Nest Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, The Kitchn, Redbook Magazine, Glitter Guide, Style Me Pretty Living, BuzzFeed, PopSugar, The Chalkboard, Apartment Therapy, and many more brands and outlets.

Morris is on the Board of The Rightway Foundation, and was named a Wall Street Journal Woman of Note. She is engaged in the Venice community as a member of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and the Venice Canals Association, and she plays an active role in the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association and other local events and non-profits.

Morris lives at the Cottage with her husband, their son, and their two rescue beagles.


Portrait of Whitney by Sebastian Artz, courtesy of Late Sunday Afternoon. Family Portrait by Marisa Vitale. Wedding Photo by Monica Wang.