good reads: small space style.
by victoria comment


tiny canal cottage wagon with pet beagle inside. / sfgirlbybay

i love my home in L.A. — i really do. but i definitely miss living closer to the ocean. so to get my fix, i follow the tiny canal cottage on and whitney leigh morris’ beautiful small space lifestyle . her charming (and yes, very tiny!) home on the historic venice canals is so inspiring and not just because it’s decorated beautifully, it’s also an inspiration to living more purposefully. makes living in under 400 square feet look elegant and effortless — even with a husband, baby, and two Beagles in the mix! when you live in a small home space becomes a bit of a puzzle and whitney has figured out each nook and cranny — finding a purpose for every corner. she now has a new book out, and even if your home isn’t nearly as tiny as her charming canal home, it’s full of brilliant tips to living with what’s necessary without a lot of useless excesses.

small space style book by whitney leigh morris. / sfgirlbybay

Featuring more than 200 tips for making the most of your little home and With chapters centered around the essentials—living, sleeping, eating, and bathing — features real-life examples from own delightful cottage in Venice Beach, California, as well as home tours of some of her favorite tiny houses, micro-apartments, and beautiful, efficient small spaces. i think you’ll want to check it out, and add to your christmas wish (or gift!) list.

white-washed decor inside venice canal cottage. / sfgirlbybay

exposed wood beam and raw wood cabinets in tiny canal home. / sfgirlbybay

built-in seating inside tiny canal cottage. / sfgirlbybay

rattan and metal desk chairs in tiny canal cottage. / sfgirlbybay

standing desk in tiny canal cottage in venice, california. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed kitchen cabinets in tiny canal cottage. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor patio space at tiny canal cottage in venice, California. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor fireplace in venice, california. / sfgirlbybau

built-in seating and home furnishings inside tiny canal cottage. / sfgirlbybay

built-in headboard inside tiny canal cottage home. / sfgirlbybay

built-in book storage inside tiny canal home bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

raw wood cabinetry and built-in kitchen inside tiny canal cottage. / sfgirlbybay

built-in furnishings inside tiny canal cottage home in venice, ca. / sfgirlbybay

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2 responses to “good reads: small space style.”

  1. eep! I’ve had small apartments for just myself before (and my pupper) but even 700 sqft was a tight fit. it’s fun to think about in theory, but I think it would get to be so tiring so fast!

    x – mk

  2. Thank you for sharing this! All the elements work so well together, creating a serene and inviting ambience that makes the size of the space of little significance. The abundance of natural light and the use of a white-grey palette (carried even to the outdoor fireplace) keeps it all bright and airy, making the space appear larger in dimension than it actually is. The use of wood, natural fabrics, and plants amplify the light and natural ambience in every room.

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