Our Complete House Tour + Some HUGE news!

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I kind of can’t believe I’m writing this post, it seems a little crazy to me (ok, it IS a little crazy).  We decided to put our house on the market, and as of yesterday it’s up for grabs (and yes, we’re willing to part with almost all of the furniture/decor as well)!  WHY ON EARTH you ask?!  Well, we’re ready for change!  We have a serious sense of wanderlust, we love the thrill of a new place, we haven’t made as many friends here in Palm Springs as we hoped to, we want to be closer to longtime friends…the list goes on.  We LOVE this house, one of us may have even teared up a little when the first offer came in yesterday.  BUT, at the end of the day our heads are on straight enough to know that a house is a house, things are things, and what really matters to us is that our family is intact, healthy and happy!  We were planning on turning the house into a vacation rental, and if for some reason it doesn’t sell that’s just what we’ll do!  But if not, at least we’ll always have these photos and the amazing memories we created here!  Click through to see the full house tour – with rooms we haven’t shared and sources whenever possible!  xx- Sarah  (ps- if you’re in the market for a Palm Springs home, please email me at hello@ahouseinthehills.com for our realtor information!)

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Living Room Sources:  coffee table: vintage, hanging chair: Two’s Company, pillows: Amber Interiors, Anthropologie (old), floating shelf: designed by me, built by a local artisan, side table: Target (old), shelves: West Elm, credenza: CB2, gold vase: Hostess Haven, rug: Anthropologie (old), tripod bullet planter: Hip Haven, Pouf: Jonathan Adler, bowls on coffee table: CB2, Jonathan Adler (dicontinued)

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I love the way the dining room turned out SO MUCH!  At night it glows with the most cozy, romantic, moody light from the chandelier and it’s just a dream.  I will be very tempted to re-purchase that light for our next home!  I actually will be very tempted to recreate this whole room, truth be told.

Dining Room Sources:  light: Viso, rug: vintage, table: purchased in store in Palm Springs, chairs: CB2, throws: Ikea, shelves: Room + Board (painted white) , wave photo: Max Wanger

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Our bedroom is one of my favorite spaces in the house- it’s a perfectly peaceful retreat and the worst thing about it is that sometimes it’s so lovely it makes it nearly impossible to get out of bed!  I couldn’t love the built ins the builder chose more, and having this sort of dream closet/built in situation is going to be hard to beat.

Master Bedroom Sources: bed: Crate and Barrel, Pillows: Anthropologie, poufs: Overstock, rug: Lulu & Georgia, Smoke Bomb Photo: Lou Mora, bedside tables: purchased in a store here in Palm Springs, bedside table lamps: vintage, tripod planter: vintage, wedding photos: Max Wanger

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We wanted each of the guest rooms to have their own style- as if each was its own little boutique hotel room!  And we wanted one of them to be a little more masculine than the rest.  So this room we kept simple, letting the striped throw blanket be the star.  I wish the photo of the cow skull print had turned out better because it’s amazing in person and the photo doesn’t do it justice.  But it plays off the striped throw perfectly and doesn’t compete too hard to be the star!

Guest Bedroom Sources:  Nelson lamp: DWR, Throw: Amber Interiors, cow skull print: Lou Mora, fig tree/pot: Ikea, chair: vintage, pillows: Jonathan Adler + DWR (both discontinued)

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I think I’ve told you before, this is where all my recipe making happens, right here in my dream kitchen.  Oh, it’s so good!  That window that opens up to the outdoor dining space never fails to make me feel like I’ve won the lottery!

Kitchen Sources: Paint color: Benjamin Moore “Abalone”

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For this guest bedroom I wanted something feminine, peaceful and just a little decadent.  I love the warmth of the room from the cream/gold wallpaper, shaggy rug, and warm wood.  And that chandelier!  It’s been in three houses with us already, I’l be very sad to leave it behind in this one!  I seem to always find a spot that I LOVE it in!

Guest Bedroom Sources:  wallpaper: Hygge + West (on sale!!!), bed: ABC Home, bedside tables: vintage, lamps: Target(discontinued), rug: Lulu & Georgia, chandelier: Patrick Townsend, throw: vintage

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The backyard.  What can I say?  It’s still crazy to us, when we’re floating in the pool looking around, that a place this magical even exists.  We hope the next owners love it as much as we do!!!

Backyard Sources:  landscape design: Falling Waters Landscape, chaise lounges: West Elm (discontinued), pillows: Target, dining table + benches: Ikea, rug: Lulu + Georgia, hutch: West Elm plant posts: West Elm (here, here and here)

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  1. Kari|

    The house looks beautiful. You did a wonderful job decorating to make it a lovely home and I know you will continue onto another place that you will make just as beautiful.

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you so much Kari! It’s fun to see it all come together and we couldn’t be happier with the final product (Well, I suppose just if it was closer to more of our friends) :)

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thanks Vanessa! It was not an easy decision- we went back and forth for an entire year!

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  2. Chelsea|

    What a stunning home! You put so much work into it and everything turned out beautiful. I can’t wait for you to start the process over again so that we can follow along!

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thanks Chelsea! Me too! We’re even considering a fixer, which would be especially fun to transform! :)

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  3. Caitlin|

    your house is simply stunning and perfect in every way. i wish i had… i don’t know, $5 million(?) to afford this home and live in luxury for the rest of my life. well done, lady.

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    • Sarah Yates|

      haha Caitlin, thank you! As much as you wish you had $5 million to buy our house I wish our house was worth $5million!!!! :)

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  4. Natasha|

    I totally get it Sarah….its important to be close to what your heart wants…go for it! The house is amazing… :) <3

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  5. Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984|

    Simply stunning–so nice to see the other parts of the house we haven’t fully seen before (guest rooms) :)

    Hard to believe you’re moving BUT, have always had in the back of my mind that you guys were JUST about to leave/make it a rental prior to Lou’s Dad moving in with you… so, makes sense that it’s time to spread your wings now <3 BIG HUG and looking forward to being brought along on your next adventure :)

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you Amanda! You’re right, this has been a while in the making. But we are SO happy we got to spend the time here with Carlos that we did, it was just perfect! Thank you so much for the kind words!!! xx

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  6. Rachel|

    Gorgeous house! Congrats on your new adventure. When will you reveal where you’re moving to??

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thanks Rachel! We’re thinking about taking a trip after the house sells, and then deciding where to land after that. I will definitely keep you updated! :)

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you Lucy! There is a part of me that wishes for it to be a vacation rental too, so we shall see what happens! Maybe someone will buy it fully furnished and turn it into one! Or maybe it won’t sell and we’ll turn it into one, there’s always a chance! xx

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you Jade! I have to keep reminding myself that someday we will have another house that I love as much! :)

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  7. ingrid|

    Your home is amazing. Thank you for letting us all take a peek at a place so clearly decorated and planned out with love. It is absolutely beautiful. I hope wherever you decide to go you’ll find what you’re looking for..have fun doing so! Magical.

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you so much Ingrid, so kind of you to say!!!! I can’t wait to share whatever is next for us and hope you love it just as much! xx

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you Thank you!!! Yes San Diego seems to be calling us, but we will see! We’re going to possibly take a little time to travel and think it over before we make another commitment! :)

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  8. Addison|

    Your house is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like it came straight out of a magazine It’s a beautiful home.

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  9. Nina|

    Your house is insanely beautiful! If I had one like this, I would never let it go! You make me wish I had money to invest in it, so bad I live on the other side of the world! If you ever keep it and rent it, I’d love to spend a night of two here!
    Well now, on the other hand, and I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, but I can’t understand your decision. Well, of course, I won’t tell you to stay in a place you don’t like, but selling this house with ALL the furniture?! You even say that tou like some pieces of furniture so much that you’ll be tempted to buy the same in you new house. What’s the point leaving them there then? Why spending money again on items you already had, especially when you are buying a new house, which is not the cheapest thing on earth? Well, I doon’t know, maybe the eastate market in the US is much cheaper as in Europe, I see bloggers move in and out and buy new houses as if they were buying a new shirt recently and that drives me crazy! I am not even sure I’ll be able to buy a house before being my 30’s! (which is in more than 5 years!) On the other hand, if you plan movin out in a smaller space, you won’t be able to bring everything with you and selling your furniture piece by piece will probably be painful. But really, to me it is not the smartest move to make, economically, practically and environmentally speaking. Also, I can’t imagine that the new owners will come empty handed, with no furniture on their own and buy your house as it is. Or it means that they will either buy it as a secondary/rental house, or that they will sell/throw away their own furniture and use yours (or make a mix of theirs and yours, and it that case they’ll part with some of your furniture, so better take it with you then). Doesn’t it feel strange to you to imagine that someone you don’t know will live in YOUR house, decorated by YOU, with YOUR taste? Doesn’t it feel like they are stealing a part of your personality? As much as I love your home, I wouldn’t live in a place decorated by someone else but me, I mean, we all are unique right? I wouldn’t feel “at home” in a place surrounded by objects that I didn’t got to choose, even though I find them all beautiful.
    Sorry again for this hard talk, I just simply can’t wrap my mind about it but if that’s your choice I am not one to discuss it. I wish that you won’t regret it and that you’ll find a place you love!

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you Nina! I am not offended AT ALL! We will only sell the furniture for the right price, and it doesn’t bother me to think about someone else enjoying the work I’ve done to create the space- that actually makes me really happy to think that it would still exist and someone would be loving it as much as we did! :) And since we don’t really have any idea where we’re going to land, or what we have that will work in the new space, it makes sense for us to offer it up for grabs. I remember being 24 looking at real estate and wondering if I would EVER be able to afford a house, let alone a dream house like this one . It seemed 10000% impossible. But here we are! Life is wild like that! :) xx

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      • Lynn|

        I get your feelings Nina! I’m from the Netherlands and it’s not common at all here to sell a house with furniture. But I think it’s more common in the US. I recently moved in – abroad- with my boyfriend and sold all my furniture. It was only student furniture and allmost everything was a bit damaged from moving, but together it looked nice. I had a hard time getting used to the idea that it wasnt worth to take the stuff with me. They were the pieces that constituted my first independent home and I have bonded with them. It’s good that I sold them but I still miss my having my own furniture sometimes!

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        • Nina|

          Sarah, I am relived you dindn’t feel offended! As Lynn said, it’s not common to sell a house with all its furniture in Europe so I guess that’s why I reacted this way. I read on Instagran that you would maybe travel a bit before settling down, so selling all you furniture makes sense then. When I think about it, it’s a fantastic opportunity! I remember when I moved out of my first student flat to go in Germany for my studies, I had to sell all my furnitures (which were all student stuff, and thus I didn’t have many belongings) and it drove me crazy not to be able to find someone to buy my matress until the day I had to give my flat back! So I think I understand your choice after all, it’s just that if it was my things, I would be so attached to them that I wouldn’t be able to sell them! But they’re just furniture after all! And I understand that you prefer having them stayins as is in a place you like instead of scattering them all over. After all, people hire interior designers to decorate their house so I think it’s pretty much the same here!

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you thank you!!! It’s not easy, we love it so much. But, I keep reminding myself- there will be other houses!!!! :)

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  10. Lauren|

    I can’t get over this house – it is seriously my dream home. wish I was rich and looking for a home in palm springs! someone is going to be so lucky to live here.

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you Lauren! We have certainly felt crazy lucky to live here! I wish we could afford to keep it as a second home (without turning it into a vacation rental). THAT would be a crazy dream!!! :)

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thanks Chelsea!!! The lights sell with the house, and I’ve had more than a few moments of sadness about that. :)

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  11. Amy|

    Your house is insanely beautiful. And as someone who has had the same feeling of wanderlust lately, I totally understand your decision!

    Also, I want your couch in the worst way. If I didn’t live in Denver I would beg you to sell it to me. Hmmm how far is the drive to Palm Springs? :)

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Hi Amy! Thanks so much for the kind words!
      HA!!!! We waited so long to have this couch, and went through a giant debacle with returning another so that we could get it. I’m really hoping it works in whatever house we land in!!

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you so much Ariana! I will definitely keep sharing, wherever we land! So happy you love it! :)

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  12. Megan // Oh Hey Blog|

    What you have achieved with this place is incredible. You should feel so proud of it. I’m sure it won’t stay on the market for long and you can move on to another home to make your own. I love how each room has a style of it’s own, it must make it so enjoyable for guests to see what room they stay in.

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you so much Megan! Yes, I love the idea for guests that they have a unique room and they can stay in a different room and have a totally different experience another day! I may harbor secret dreams of having a Bed and Breakfast! :)

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  13. thelan|

    wow… i’ve been following your blog and your home inspires me everytime!!!
    if you dont sell, and it becomes a vacation home- im adding it to my ‘venue option’ list!!!

    xoxo

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  14. Vanessa|

    I’m just echoing what everyone else is saying but the house – so much more than a house, a home – is gorge!

    Here’s something I’ve been meaning to ask for a while now: Do you have any info on sourcing the doors and windows? I just bought a new place and am looking for something along those lines. I love the stark contrast of the dark steel against the smooth white walls.

    Here’s to new adventures!

    -Vanessa

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Hi Vanessa! Thanks so much for the kind words and huge congrats on your new house!!!!! I don’t have a source for the doors and windows, they were in the house when we bought it. But I’ll certainly be tracking down all of those things if we end up buying a fixer and doing a renovation! Happy decorating! xx

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  15. Natalie|

    what an incredible home! love the airy brightness and color everywhere but how the outdoor mixes with the indoor is my dream! wishing we were in the ,market on the west coast!
    xo
    Natalie

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thanks Caroline! We have adventurous spirits but we are also complete chickens. So it works out. :)

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  16. Allison Boulet Buck|

    I had the privilege to see this in person today at 11:00.
    You guys have seriously done a fantastic job! I wish you the best with your future endeavors!
    Can I say…Swoooooon!

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you so much Allison!! So happy you loved it! It’s back on the market in January, the buyer had some personal things come up in his life and we decided to take it off the market until then. Just in case you loved it THAT much! :)

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  17. Julie, from prosecco to plaid|

    Wow, what a beauty of a home! The natural light shining in everywhere and that kitchen that opens to the outside. Truly wonderful! However, I totally understand wanting to be near family. Family is no. 1! Good luck with your move. Just discovered your blog via Camille Styles and I can already tell it’s going to be a favorite of mine. xo, Julie

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thank you so much Julie!! The light in this house is insanely good, it’s one of our favorite things about it! But, we have a lot of favorite things about it! :) Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

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  18. Leslie|

    Heaven. Your home is utterly sensational! Every detail makes me feel transported. Best wishes on your next adventure. May I ask where you got the white and black plant stand holding the snake plant?

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  19. Sanaz|

    Stunning! I need your help, where did you get the roller shades for your house? Do you mind me asking the brand. We are trying to find something that looks clean and provides us privacy but can’t find anything good. Thank you so much!!!

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  20. natalie|

    Hi,
    I love the carpet in your Palm Springs living room. Could you share where you purchased it or where a similar one could be found?
    thanks!
    natalie
    ps my husband and I just stayed at the Poet’s Loft in Marshal CA, it was amazing, thank you!

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  21. shannon|

    Your house makes my heart hurt, I love it so much!! Stunning! LOVE the smoke bomb photo. Is it available for purchase?

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  22. stephanie|

    Hi,
    I just clicked back through your PS home after reading today’s bedroom post. So pretty. I’ve seen (and pinned) images from your home so many times, but I am looking at your yard again with one major question. We live in AZ and are remodeling a house. I hadn’t considered wood decking because of our climate. Can you give me the info on what exactly your decking is? I love the look! Was it a ton of upkeep? I know I could probably contact Falling Waters but then I would have a dozen questions because ALL of their projects are just so very good…. Thanks!! Oh, and you landed in my hometown of SD. Good choice:)

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  23. Jami Nielsen|

    Elegant! What material is the kitchen floor, and kitchen countertops? Thanks, Jami

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Thanks Jami! I wish I could tell you about the countertops, but I’m not sure. The floor is polished concrete. :)

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      • tyler|

        Hi, I really like this house and was wondering if there were architectural plans available?

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  24. katie wilson|

    Could you tell me the name of builder for your Palm Springs home? I’m looking at houses in Palm Springs and I have always loved your house!

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  25. Kelley Smith|

    GORGEOUS HOME! I AM CURIOUS TO KNOW IF YOU REPLACED THE INTERIOR MAN DOORS? WHAT STYLE DID YOU GO WITH?

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  26. mary|

    awesome, love all the different textures in backyard, wood, dg, concrete….thanks super fun!

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