Inspired by >> #TheTinyCanalCottage

Have you heard of the Tiny Canal Cottage? If not you are in for a treat! It’s the home of Whitney Leigh Morris, a talented and inspiring designer… all 362 feet of it! Yep her home is only 362 square feet total! She packs so much beauty into such a tiny little space + I’m loving the light and airy springtime vibe her tiny cottage has right now!

Living Room from Stoop

I’m loving all of the whites/neutrals mixed with the wood tones that immediately warm the space right up. It’s also the season for infusing new life into your home with the use of live plants. Since we just moved in to our new home I feel like I am making daily trips to the nursery the last few weeks! As I work on the design for each of our rooms, I love selecting which greenery to bring in to the space. It immediately makes a room feel more like home to me.

In an interview with Joss & Main, here’s what Whitney had to say about incorporating plants and greenery into your home as decor:

We love your creative and abundant use of plants and greenery in your home.  Tell us a little more about this design choice, and any tips you have for creatively incorporating plants as decor.

Plants instantly make a space feel alive, fresh and welcoming, and can transform a room of any size. Greenery is an easy way to regularly update the style of your home without hurting your wallet or the environment. I’ve had the same vases for years, yet they look different every week thanks to the greenery that goes in them. I began decorating with plants and clippings when I decided that I didn’t want to live a cluttered life. If possible, forego items like bookends and trinkets, and fill their place with plants. You’ll brighten your home and avoid accumulating excess belongings.

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I’m also in LOVE with Whitney’s patio! Can you say dreamy? She’s created the perfect little secret garden and I want to head there now with a blanket and a good book!


Again, it’s the greenery that makes it feel so warm and inviting to me, along with the twinkle lights of course! It may take us a while to get there but I have similar visions for our back patio as well. It’s so inviting and I want to create that same feel for our family and friends.

Here’s what Whitney said about her patio in the Joss & Main interview:

Your patio has such an enchanted and welcoming feel to it. What are your must-have outdoor accessories?

Cafe Strands – Twinkle lights are the simplest way to make an outdoor space look and feel magical.

Greenery – I love overgrown trees, plants and vines. Outdoor walls covered in ivy or Creeping Fig can soften the appearance of city porches and patios.

Hanging Accessories (Decorative & Functional) – Hang throw rugs, lanterns, serving trays, gardening tools, baskets and more to create a lived-in ambiance, while also keeping your outdoor necessities within reach.

You can shop #TheTinyCanalCottage look via Joss & Main right here.

I have all three colors of this pillow in my cart because I can’t decide which color I want + I’m thinking about this rug and these baskets for our patio as well. The baskets are perfect for housing towels and outdoor blankets when not in use!

What inspires you about Whitney’s Tiny Canal Cottage? I plan to share more home features like this that inspire me and I’d love to hear what inspires you as well!

Happy Wednesday Friends!


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  • KateT
    April 8, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Love, love, love this beautiful, inspirational home. Our homes in the UK are often much, much smaller than those in the US I’m redocorating and decluttering at the moment and this has givn me so many ideas I want to try. Will now be stalking Whitney on Instagram, thanks for introducing her to us!!!


  • Ana
    September 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I love it! Beautifull!

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