Turning a house into a home tends to go well beyond a curated collection of chic throw pillows or pretty paint choices. It’s all about telling a story and infusing a space with pieces that tell of a life fully lived—an art form in which lifestyle consultant Whitney Leigh Morris is an expert! A cottage dweller (among many other fab titles) in the heart of Venice, California, Whitney relishes playing hostess to friends and family, and has become a bona fide authority in the entertaining scene. Read on to see how she pulls together the perfect event and juggles life as a California creative and wife-to-be.
Photography by Monica Wang
What is the common thread running through your roles in advertising, graphic design, museum exhibition design, interior décor and styling?
As diverse as my professional responsibilities are, there is a clear, overarching goal, which is to tell a story. Whether I’m designing elements of an exhibition of artwork and/or artifacts, managing the creation of a book or styling products on set, I aim to convey a client’s message as simply and beautifully as possible. The primary challenge is to provide audiences with a unique and comprehensive experience that enhances the subject matter.