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HOME OF TIM & DIANE CONNOR
5304 Walnut Lane in Summertree of Colleyville
The one-of-a-kind cowboy wreath on the front door of the Connor home only begins to hint at the feast for the senses that awaits inside. Santa Fe and a love for fine art define the eclectic décor. Paintings stretch nearly to the ceiling and the warm colors of the Southwest dominate. Over the years the Connors have owned their home, they have totally customized it. Scarcely a space has remained untouched. The front door, for example, was handmade from a 100 year-old Cyprus and features layered 3D glass inserts. The living room fireplace is a creation of concrete and copper. In the guest rooms, the Connors replaced the doors to the adjoining bath with top-hung sliding doors. The bathroom mirror was replaced with a sand-basted creation and even the shower doors are a work of art. Diane defines herself as a collector and has filled every room with Christmas for the holiday. Her collection of Lynn Haney Santas are scattered throughout. The corner of the dining room is home to a nearly life-sized Santa with a deer and a snow-covered tree. Stockings hang by the family room fireplace and tables hold collections of snow globes, sparkly animals, Christmas balls, and nutcrackers.
The family room features an unusual bar fashioned from acid-washed steel and formica and a ceiling fashioned in Taos, New Mexico. The back guest room just beyond this bar is filled with memorabilia from the Connors sponsorship of the Defenders of Freedom, an organization that supports our post 9/11 service people. Their home, especially the back guest room, is filled with notes and letters of appreciation from some of the individuals whose lives they have touched.
In the guest room, the arch over the window is a wagon wheel with the spokes turned to angles. Instead of a traditional ceiling light in the living room, the Connors have placed an upside-down colored glass dome. The walls of this room are painted with an oversprayed color that graduates to lighter shades at the top and on the ceiling. A special piece of art is a framed viola, but this is not an ordinary viola; this one is beaded and lavishly painted!
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