What is the interior design of A.R. Valentien?

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When you walk into A.R. Valentien, you’ll see a homage to California Craftsman design, which is consistent with The Lodge at Torrey Pines, where the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant is housed. Inside the San Diego restaurant, you’ll find a metal-strap post-and-beam structure, handcrafted wood-framed windows, Tiffany-style lanterns dangling from above and a frieze adorned with pine boughs. Brown semicircular velvety booths and tan chairs are placed around white-tablecloth-topped tables. What makes the San Diego restaurant different from the hotel decor-wise is that it has a collection of original artwork from early 20th-century Impressionist Albert R. Valentien, after whom the eatery was named. His ceramics, watercolors and oil paintings help brighten up all of the wood in the space.

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