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 Creative Director based in Venice, California. She owns and operates WLM Creative Co, a boutique firm that specializes in creative direction, alternative marketing solutions, and custom content creation. She also runs a lifestyle blog and Instagram account based on her live/work family lifestyle in The Tiny Canal Cottage®.  A firm believer that you don't need to "live large" to live beautifully, Morris propelled The Tiny Canal Cottage® into a valuable home decor resource by demonstrating daily to audiences world-wide that they can live comfortably and contentedly in small spaces if they so choose.  

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.

Cottage Floorplan: by Lindsay Hollinger
Portrait of Whitney (2017): by Sebastian Artz, Courtesy of Late Sunday Afternoon.
Family Portrait (2017): by Marisa Vitale.