Welcome to the Cottage.

The Tiny Canal Cottageยฎ is a 1920's Craftsman-style house by the Venice Beach Canals in Southern California. This <400 sqft home/office is the full-time residence of Creative Director Whitney Leigh Morris, her husband, their son, and two rescue beagles.

Porch Makeover

Porch Makeover

Outdoor living spaces encourage us to put down our screens, take a healthy breath, and relax. That's one of the reasons why I love our little sliver of a porch so much. We recently modified the space to suit our evolving needs, and today I'm excited to share the tiny tour with you! Even though we only updated this outdoor spot a little over a week ago, we've already spent dozens of hours enjoying it with West and several of our friends. We partnered with Fragments Identity for this redesign that transitioned our open-air dining room into a lounge and play area.

(Explore additional coverage of this porch update on Lonny by clicking here. Photos by Jenna Peffley.)


This space, which connects our two tiny houses, is now outfitted primarily for use by our toddler and his friends.


I've worked with Tammy from Fragments Identity before, and she and I share a love for natural textures and neutral tones. 


Together, we came up with a design thatโ€™s safe and functional for kids, while simultaneously being comfortable for their parents. And most of the pieces are designed for outdoor use, so we only have to throw West's toys (and a few blankets or small accessories) into a market cart and wheel those in at night.

We also made some updates to the living room as well, helping the interior and exterior spaces better blend with one another.


Tammy created new seat cushions for our built-in couch (a much needed change, as we'd had the previous ones for nearly seven years!), as well as some gorgeous new pillows. 

The full story, complete with numerous beautiful images shot by the incredible Jenna Peffley, is now up on Lonny!

Tiny Adventures: Museum Day

Tiny Adventures: Museum Day

Front Tiny Garden

Front Tiny Garden