Address: P.O. Box 325 Hardwick, MA, 01037
Showroom: 420 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566 - The Seraph Complex
Creating the warmth and ambience of an 18th century country home takes more than a passing understanding of period style. It takes an unerring eye for authenticity, linked with a passion for craftsmanship.
The Seraph, the Sturbridge, Mass. -based purveyor of fine reproduction Americana, antiques and décor displays the unique skills of J. Dana Design. Dana, a family-based company with nearly a half-century of experience in creating authentic period pieces, will display a variety of its talents in hand-made cabinetry, millwork, and soapstone.
With the flexibility to fit different modes and budgets, Dana Design specializes in kitchen design. The firm makes everything from soapstone or wooden counters to, yes, the kitchen sink. These are available in copper and soapstone. Farmhouse sinks — routed-in [grooved-in] drain boards, and can be fashioned from three grades of soapstone: original, and select slabs that are very hard. Additional choices include limestone, slate and one-board or plank-wood countertops (not the standard butcher block).
Dana’s period cabinetry and reproductions are finished in ways that unerringly mimic the timeworn look of antiques. This emphasis on realism includes distressed paint surfaces, antique-looking natural finishes, replicated ancient graining techniques, and folk art simulations.
So open the door to Seraph’s, “Home” and step back into a time when homes were both welcoming and functional — and can again be today. The Dana’s will offer complimentary consultation, including the development of basic layout and budget with the mention of this article.
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