Whitney Morris is a firm believer that one doesn’t need to live large to live beautifully. She practices what she preaches in the tiny 362-foot home she shares with her husband, son, and two dogs in Venice Beach. On The Tiny Canal Cottage blog and in this book, Morris shares her tips for living well in a small space. Refreshingly, she does not think that the answer lies entirely in clever storage solutions, but rather in not having more stuff than you need. She also has smart advice about sticking to a color palette (even with dog toys!) so that when things are strewn about, they don’t look out of place. Small Space Style will help you create a home you’ll love, no matter the size.
Interior design maven Whitney Leigh Morris makes living in under 400 square feet look elegant and effortless—even with a husband, baby, and two Beagles in the mix. In her debut book, Whitney shares her ideas and practices for making any tiny space efficient and stylish—whether it’s a rustic A-frame in the woods or a chic microapartment in the city.
Featuring more than 200 tips for making the most of your little home, Small Space Style is the must-have, incredibly inspirational guide for living large in compact quarters. Join small space lifestyle expert Whitney Leigh Morris as she demonstrates how to keep clutter to a minimum, craft double duty layouts, personalize chic storage, go vertical when surfaces are limited, DIY clever custom built-ins, and even entertain a crowd within confined square footage.
With chapters centered around the essentials—living, sleeping, eating, and bathing—Small Space Style features real-life examples from Whitney’s own delightful and sophisticated cottage in Venice Beach, California, as well as home tours of some of her favorite tiny houses, micro apartments, and beautiful, efficient small spaces.
About the Author
Small-space lifestyle expert Whitney Leigh Morris believes that we don’t need to live large to live beautifully. She chronicles her family’s daily life in The Tiny Canal Cottage, a 1920’s bungalow in dreamy Venice Beach, California through her blog and Instagram account (@whitneyleighmorris). The Cottage is under 400 square feet, and is not only the home of Whitney, her husband, their toddler, and their two rescue beagles, but it’s also the couple’s full-time office.
Whitney’s sage and stylish advice on how to live comfortably and contentedly in compact quarters has landed her in numerous media outlets via features and/or as an expert contributor. Her advice has been shared via Today, Domino, Apartment Therapy, Refinery29, Cosmopolitan, Design Sponge, Lonny Magazine, My Domaine,BuzzFeed, Architectural Digest,The Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful and many more. She has worked with notable home brands including Anthropologie, Target, CB2, Pottery Barn, Macy’s, The Home Depot, Wayfair, and several more.
"Before visiting the Cottage I had always assumed small spaces to be cluttered or coldly minimalistic. Whitney's eye for detail and her spirit of beauty creates a space that fills the visitor with warmth and welcome. I am deeply envious of her ability to curate aesthetically and tactically satisfying environments. I have tried to emulate this but trust me it is a rare talent. She is a rare talent." — AMY ADAMS, Academy Award-nominated actor
"Whitney has an incredible design sensibility. Visiting her home is akin to visiting a botanical garden: it is at once carefree but carefully curated, there is an abundance of beauty in every tiny detail, but the overall design (the flow, the scale, the colors, the rhythms) are so on point they seem borderline scientific. But beyond her envious eye for design and brain for puzzle-like small-space solutions, it's Whitney's heart that will draw you to her. Her optimism, humility and good vibes are seriously infectious." — Justina Blakeney Designer, Author of “The New Bohemians” and founder of Jungalow.
"Whitney is the queen of seemingly effortless, bohemian, California cool style. She is a master at maximizing spaces, amplifying style and pulling in the key pieces that make a house a home--no matter how big or small.Whitney and the Tiny Canal Cottage lifestyle will inspire you to embrace the little joys in life, fall in love with your space while not feeling intimidated by the process.” — Jaclyn R Johnson: Founder & CEO of Create & Cultivate, Author of “Work Party”