About M. Frederick Design
M. Frederick Design is an award winning, multi-disciplinary design firm delivering the best in full service, turnkey Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Design & Build, and Landscape Design services for luxury home projects. We design & build amazing homes, we create sophisticated, elegant interiors and we create thoughtful, stunning landscapes. As the firm's practice has grown, its geographical scope has widened to include projects throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. M. Frederick maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition and a lengthening list of repeat clients.
As a professional practice which places an emphasis on the strength and value of a structured design process, our custom project engagement methodology serves to improve the client experience, control project budgets and costs, and reduce overall project risk. As strong advocates of continuing education, we support our team's ongoing commitment to excellence and exploration of the latest building science, materials science, textile and furniture design research and horticultural advancement learning opportunities. M. Frederick is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
about the team
matthew Frederick - Principal
Turning out some of the most luxurious interiors and home designs imaginable, Matthew Frederick has been recognized by the design industry’s very best, with nods from the likes of Architectural Digest, AD India, Elle Decor, Traditional Home and the famed Andrew Martin Interior Design Review as one of the World’s Top 100 Designers.
Known as the Ralph Lauren of Luxury Home Building and Design, Matthew’s gorgeously global take on American style has garnered him an international following and award winning project commissions around the world. Today, Matthew remains steadfast in his original ethos of “Elegant Living for Everyday Life” as he and his team deliver true turnkey service on everything from interior design and design & build projects to bespoke furnishings and art curation.
Matthew is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Home Builders Association, the American Society of Interior Designers, the Design Leadership Network, the Institute for Classical Architecture. He is also a member of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Online Advisory Panel. Matthew graduated with honors from Northeastern University in Boston and, after several years of business and finance experience, went on to attend the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School. When not heading up his team of talented design professionals, Matthew touches down in the New Jersey countryside where he lives with his wife, two young children and Baker, the family’s Golden Retriever and intrepid M Frederick brand ambassador.
Steven Swartz - Senior Construction Manager
Steve has over 20 years of building and construction management experience with residential projects including apartment renovations, townhouse rehab projects, and single-family renovation and new construction. He participates with construction document development and supervises contractor selection and construction related activities.
Steve graduated from Colby College with a degree in economics and earned an MBA in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. He is an active member of the National Home Builders Association.
LEirion sorensen - Staff Horticulturalist
Leirion has over 20 years of experience providing the highest standards of ornamental horticulture, landscape design and maintenance expertise for large estate and commercial landscapes of merit. Prior to joining M. Frederick she was the Staff Horticulturist for the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ and the product manager at David Rose Perennials in Laurel, New York.
Leirion graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley University.
stephanie sturchio - Senior Designer
Stephanie is all about the details. Our consummate double-checker, she oversees our project delivery teams with an eye for detail and perfection. Stephanie leverages her years of CAD experience in developing detail and construction drawings for our client projects. She was previously a design associate at Michael Aiduss Interiors + Architecture in Montclair, New Jersey.
With a professional focus on architectural and interior design, Stephanie was valedictorian of her class at Delaware College of Art & Design and graduated from Pratt Institute in New York City with High Honors. She is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and the Institute for Classical Architecture.
Linda MaffIe - Controller/Accounting Manager
Linda has over 25 years experience in accounting and bookkeeping. Linda received a degree in accounting, cum laude, from Seton Hall University. She began her career as a staff accountant in the auditing department at KPMG Peat Marwick. In 1990, she became the accounting manager for the BDS Group, a large real-estate development company in Morris County, NJ.
At M. Frederick, we take our allied and professional affiliations seriously. Not only are they part of our demonstration and commitment to professionalism, but they are a valuable resource of peer and vendor relationships to ensure that we are up to date on current technologies and methodologies across our design and construction disciplines, as well as constantly refreshing our network of trusted industry advisers and practitioners.