Creating stunning landscape designs and builds for over 20 years in the Philippines, China, Singapore and the United States, Scottsdale’s Creative Environments (creativeenvironments.com) chief creative officer Sherilyn Ocampo-Palisoc’s aesthetic gravitates toward a more contemporary style with a hint of modernism in most of her work. “In my 22 years practicing landscape architecture, I have experimented on different styles, ideas and materials in my design. I always use a lot of texture plays and contrasting finishes,” she says. “Minimalism has always been one of the greatest influences on my design aesthetics. Simple forms can generate lasting impacts through exquisite finishes and details.” Here, she shares a few highlights from her favorite residential projects.
“The landscape design should be a reflection and continuation of the house like this Bridle Ranch’s Rio Verde model house in Queen Creek for Toll Brothers.” PHOTO BY JOSHUA CALDWELL/COURTESY OF CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS
“This water feature designed for a residential development in Zhengzhou shows how the sleekness of the planter’s ellipse shape and modern polished granite interior play well with the rich texture of the pebbles and the soft mound of Arachis pintoi.” PHOTO BY JOSHUA CALDWELL/COURTESY OF CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS
“DECORATIVE PORCELAIN TILES CAN BE INCORPORATED IN A DESIGN TO PIQUE SOME INTEREST AND LIVEN UP A DESIGN. USED IN A MODERN APPLICATION FOR A SPA POOL IN STERLING GROVE, SURPRISE, THE KEY IS TO USE MONOCHROMATIC TILES AND APPLYING THESE ON MORE MODERN GEOMETRIC SHAPES.” PHOTO BY JOSHUA CALDWELL/COURTESY OF CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Sherilyn Ocampo-Palisoc’s creative material use stuns. PHOTO BY JOSHUA CALDWELL/COURTESY OF CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS