Whitney Leigh Morris believes that we don't need to "live large" to live beautifully. Since 2011, The Tiny Canal Cottage™ has served as her home, office, and small-space consulting studio. It is also the main subject of her blog and Instagram account (@whitneyleighmorris). Other residents of the Cottage include Morris’ husband and colleague, Adam Winkleman, their son West, and their two rescue beagles, Stanlee and Sophee.
Morris also owns and operates a boutique creative firm, which specializes in alternative marketing solutions and content creation.
She has designed for world-wide arts organizations, individuals, small events, and businesses since 2004. She began her career in advertising and graphic design, then expanded her business to include museum exhibition design and interior decor. Her work now encompasses a wide spectrum of design roles, from creative consulting, to styling photoshoots and gatherings, to creative directing for events, print publications and digital content.
Whitney 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.
Portrait of Whitney (2017): by Sebastian Artz, Courtesy of Late Sunday Afternoon.
Family Portrait (2017): by Marisa Vitale.