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The Lygon Arms coaching inn is steeped in history. With each new era, the architecture seems to provide a nod to its respective time however the building was somewhat architecturally disjointed. Anita Rosato Interior Design was appointed to create harmony, with a brief to retain the property’s diverse heritage, yet enable guests to feel they are in the same hotel. The main building was a rabbit warren of small, dark, challenging spaces and there was a lack of coherence between these and the more recent additions, including one wing influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and another that was built in the mid-century. The different periods were jarring therefore Anita Rosato had to resolve how to meld together the styles and periods to look as though they belonged to each other. With clever use of colour, materials and furnishings, whilst preserving original features ensured the designer more than met the brief.