The idea of having an at-home wellness center sounds like a dream come true– but Tanna Edler of Tanna by Design helps her clients make that dream a reality. In a recent project, Edler transformed a large, narrow garage bay into a joint space featuring not just a parking area but an office/home gym. Each of these areas utilize a neutral palette and similar flooring, resulting in a space that feels both stylish and cohesive. 

“The clients wanted to create a wellness center at home that was a destination outside of the house, yet close enough to wake up to every day,” explains Edler. 

The final space includes a variety of “zones,” including a cardio area, yoga studio, and weight room. While all these areas were client must-haves, Edler says that a powder room, water bottle station, mounted TV, and sink-to-brew meditation tea were bonuses. Another bonus zone: A home office, which came to life via the addition of a brand-new loft space.  

“The clients now have an office space conveniently located in their new home gym, which has them inspired to not only work out more but to also work at home together more!” Edler says. “Adding the loft was not only visually pleasing– it also represented a whole new room.” 

Adding so much versatility to a small area is no easy feat, but luckily Edler was up for the challenge. Wall-to-wall mirrors created the illusion of more room to move around, meaning that additional exercise equipment could be added without the space feeling overcrowded. 

While functionality is important, the goal of a home gym is to encourage frequent usage. As such, Edler knew that the space should feel anything but sterile, and she worked hard to ensure that the overall atmosphere reflected the clients’ personalities. The final result features a modern farmhouse aesthetic with buffalo check tile floors, metal railing, thoughtful art, and black and white farmhouse decor. 425.737.1193,