Anna Camp’s Newly Landscaped Palm Springs Backyard Helps Her Reconnect With Nature: ‘It’s Magical’

Anna Camp Garden in Palm Springs

Vivian Khanounsay for the article

Anna Camp ditches the hectic LA lifestyle to find peace in Palm Springs.

The 39-year-old actress has created a desert oasis in the backyard of her mid-century home. Camp has partnered with Article to outfit the area with pieces that reflect her personal style and desire to be surrounded by nature.

“There’s a bit of quirkiness to it, but there’s also something very relaxing and modern about it, which is what I really wanted to create, especially in this house,” Camp said in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.

Having just moved to Palm Springs, the Perfect The star said she had always been drawn to Spanish-style homes until she saw mid-century homes in the desert. “I started falling in love with more modern pieces after moving here, and was inspired by all the architecture and houses around my home,” she continued.

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Anna Camp backyard makeover in Palm SpringsCredit: Vivian Khanounsay for the article

Anna Camp backyard makeover in Palm SpringsCredit: Vivian Khanounsay for the article

Vivian Khanounsay for the article

Surrounded by agave plants and cacti, the Camp’s garden is the perfect blend of a nature-filled sanctuary with contemporary amenities. An in-ground fire pit allows for great outdoor entertaining, as well as a generous amount of seating around the pool.

“I have a really nice pool. Living in Palm Springs, you have to have a pool or you just can’t get out. It’s 106 degrees right now and I love swimming,” the actress explains.

Camp’s favorite piece of merchandise is the light gray lounge chairs next to the pool. Her dogs, Hank and Mira, love to lie next to her while she relaxes on the comfortable furniture. “I’m always on the hunt for a really lovely salon,” she says.

“The lines are very clean and they can [adjust] at different levels, whether you want to read or lay flat, which I love,” she adds. Bright orange throw pillows add a pop of color to the lounge chairs, making it an inviting place for her and her friends to relax.

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Anna Camp Palm Springs Backyard Makeover

Anna Camp Palm Springs Backyard Makeover

Vivian Khanounsay for the article

Entertaining in its newly landscaped courtyard is one of Camp’s favorite activities. Sipping a glass of wine, listening to music and cooking with her friends are among the many hobbies she can enjoy in her outdoor space.

Another reason his Palm Springs home is perfect for hosting is the stunning view of the night sky.

“This neighborhood has no street lights, so you can really see the stars more here in the desert. It’s just nice to be outside at night. It has a very special magical quality to it, which is a another reason I wanted to move here,” she told PEOPLE.

Anna Camp Palm Springs Backyard Makeover

Anna Camp Palm Springs Backyard Makeover

Vivian Khanounsay for the article

The need to connect with nature is one of the main reasons Camp sought an escape from Los Angeles.

“I love LA, but there are times when you have to go out into nature and go into peace and quiet. So that’s something that I’ve really seen for myself recently. And I’m just going with that and I open my heart to receive the peace that I long for these days,” the actress said.

“I will soon be 40 in September,” she adds. “I think the past two years have been very trying for a lot of people, including me. Finding some inner calm in the midst of the chaos we’re living in right now is something very important to me.”

Now she can find that inner peace and tranquility in her own garden. An outdoor tub provides relaxation under the stars, and a meditation area with comfy Article rugs makes it a serene place to practice mindfulness.

“Everything is so beautiful and I’m so grateful to have collaborated with Article. They are an amazing company with beautiful furniture and they have really enhanced my already beautiful home,” she adds.

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Anna Camp Palm Springs Backyard Makeover

Anna Camp Palm Springs Backyard Makeover

Vivian Khanounsay for the article

When she’s not relaxing in her garden, Camp is busy filming on set. His last movie, Murder in Yellowstone City, is a western drama currently airing on Apple TV. Fans can also expect a holiday movie soon to be called 5,000 blankets.

As for whether or not fans of the Perfect The trilogy can be excited about a potential fourth addition to the franchise, Camp said “there was talk and then there was no talk.”

However, she revealed that “they put the original Perfect back in theaters for a limited time in September. So I know we’re all very excited and we’re going to celebrate that.”

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