The first image above comes from my all time favorite hotel, the Kimber Modern in Austin, Texas. Sean and I stayed there a few years ago on the weekend he proposed! One of the most memorable things about the hotel is the live oak that continues to grow through the center of their large community deck. It’s such a quiet and tranquil place, and I thought it was oh so awesome. We’re so quick to remove plants from the path of our building projects without a second thought, I found the amount of care they had given to keeping this tree alive both sweet and beautiful. If you could, would you let mother nature come live inside with you?