Not many homeowners would consider removing an addition to make a home feel roomier. But that’s exactly what designer Tatiana Velasevic did to the three-storey rowhouse she shares with her husband, Ilias; 16-year-old daughter, Gala; and dog, Colette. “We gained more natural light and improved the flow of the ground floor,” she says of the decision. The bold move is a testament to both Tatiana’s eye (she’s the owner of Pimlico Design Gallery, a Toronto home store) and her willingness to sacrifice elements that don’t work with how her family lives. Now her home’s light hardwood floors and white walls have a clean, crisp look. Click through for a peek inside.