About Us

Merrie’s experience and design sense paired with Anya’s inventive technology use and modern style form an exceptional design duo. They look at each project as a blank canvas where they guide clients in creating a personal masterpiece and allow the design and space to evolve like a work of art.  Merrie and Anya strive to create distinctive, functional and inviting interiors while respecting their clients’ financial guidelines. Their creative and fresh ideas come to life with the help of their carefully selected team of construction professionals, such as finish carpenters, installation experts, electricians and plumbers.  From the design stage through to project completion, DCP ensures that their clients receive the highest level of personal service combined with seamless project coordination.

merrieMerrie Fredericks is the owner and operator of Design Concepts Plus. Over the past thirty years, Merrie has successfully built the company into an award winning and nationally recognized design and construction firm. Merrie is a nationally renowned architectural and interior designer, as well as a construction specialist and general contractor.  Her sophisticated combinations of color, texture and products showcase the unique tastes and lifestyles of her clients.  She received her BFA from Ithaca College and is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer by the NKBA -- National Kitchen and Bath Association.  Merrie is also a member of IDS, the Interior Design Society.

Over the years, Merrie has won more than 22 national design competitions and has appeared multiple times on HGTV for her acclaimed design work. Merrie’s design and build of an in-house Japanese spa was even featured as one of the "10 Most Fabulous Bathrooms in the Country".  Merrie’s reputation in the industry is unmatched and has resulted in an entirely referral based business.

From comprehensive design plans based on up-to-date guidelines issued by the NKBA, to her innovative architectural transformations, Merrie is an amazing source of knowledge, experience and expertise.


Anya Antonyuk is an up and coming interior designer and the newest member of the Design Concepts Plus team.  She received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Drexel University, where she studied the integration of computer software, such as AutoCAD and Photoshop, within the design process.  Anya’s expertise includes space planning, furniture and finish selections, computer drafting, and 3D rendering, in both commercial and residential design.

Anya has worked closely with Merrie during all aspects of the design process, bringing creative ideas and innovative interior design perspective to the projects.  She is not only technology savvy, but also has a great eye for design. Like Merrie, she pays great attention to detail and enjoys creating beautiful and functional interiors.  Clients enjoy her professional yet approachable demeanor, which makes the design process less stressful.