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Ryan Miller and Adam Wickstrom moved into their beautiful, open-concept home just over a year ago after building it with Hearth Homes. The couple works for the residential design-build firm, which is owned by Wickstrom’s family, so they put a lot of their own time into building their dream home.

They got to make many of the decisions in the home, including that the basement be raised so it could have windows that let in sunlight and light fixtures that could also be considered art.

Miller and Wickstrom enjoy curl- ing up together on the couch, playing video games and watching Netflix, in the house that was built just for them.



Coffee table: Miller used Instagram to find local Winnipeg custom furniture designer Haven Kitchen & Design. It was the last piece they brought into their home and is exactly what they wanted to fill the space in their living room.



Light: Miller and Wickstrom wanted a rustic, yet modern feel to their home. They used artsy light fixtures to bring in a modern twist. This fixture is hanging in the dining room. At night, it throws patterns of light around the room.



Chairs: Miller found these chairs on free weekend. Along with his mom and aunt, he recov- ered them. It was his first time tackling such a project, but you’d never know.



Paintings: These pieces, by Rifle Paper Co., are hanging in the bedroom. Each painting shows off where the couple has been and where they plan to one day go. They hope to buy more as their list of travel destinations grows. They even want to order custom wed- ding invitations from the artist, when they decide to tie the knot.


–Meg Crane is the online editor for OutWords and the founding editor of Cockroach

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