Eclectic Patterns in San Francisco Townhouse

Though clean white walls and an open floor plan give this historic San Francisco townhouse a fresh start, it's graphic tile that truly brings the space to life. In the foyer, kitchen and bathrooms, black-and-white tile creates eye-catching backsplashes and floors and ties together all the matte black decor.

From: Regan Baker

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Photo By: Suzanna Scott

Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Area With Blue Rug

The new open concept dining area, kitchen and living room feel a million miles wide with white walls and no upper cabinetry. The rug is a visual anchor under the dining table and picks up the island's handsome blue.

Transitional Great Room With Blue Rug

The main living spaces were originally closed off from each other, but for a family with three kids, the rooms were more functional opened up. Now kids can play and parents can be cooking dinner and everyone is still within sight.

Open Plan Dining Room With Mesh Chairs

Black elements with delicate lines let there be strong contrasts in the open concept dining area and kitchen without any one piece overwhelming the look.

Transitional Great Room With Blue Rug

The home features views of the Lobos Creek Valley, Golden Gate Bridge and the ocean, so designers treated the vistas as artwork and framed windows in crisp black.

Chef Kitchen With Graphic Backsplash

The kitchen was reconfigured to be open and light, with pale wood floors and dark-framed windows that highlight the views. Behind the range, a graphic pattern nods to the global influences used throughout the home.

Mediterranean Foyer With Arched Door

Arches everywhere are a softening touch in the foyer. To make the room functional as well as stylish, designers added a very handy "go-closet" for easily stashing strollers, shoes, outerwear and bags.

Mediterranean Foyer With Black Floor

The dark wood front door is original to this home, but a modern surprise waits in the foyer: a bold graphic floor in black and white. The zippy pattern instantly sets a fun, zippy tone upon walking into the house!

Spiral Stairs and Black Tile Floor

Trips up and down these spiral stairs have all the exotic style of a Moroccan escape with the stair's light-colored wood in bold contrast to the graphic floor.

Tropical Powder Room With Tree Wallpaper

Wallpaper with golden palm trees sets a playful tone in this powder room, a wonderful way to dress up a small space. The floor's dark tiles are a grounding contrast.

Artwork and Furry Armchair

The homeowners have a large collection of African and other artwork that inspired many of the design choices.

Bathroom With Black and White Floor

The floor in this bathroom has a rug-like effect, black and white mosaic tiles carving out a strong graphic pattern.

Contemporary Bedroom With Triangle Pillow

The simplicity of the wood nightstand and bed in this bedroom pair well with the artwork above the headboard. More modern textiles bring in fun, fresh patterns and colors.

Master Bathroom and Walk-In Closet

The master bathroom is accessed off the walk-in closet, separating it a bit from the bedroom, a helpful arrangement for a couple with different waking-and-sleeping schedules.

Bathroom With Colorful Rug

Teak and walnut vanities bring gravitas to the bathroom; for color, can't beat a luxe Moroccan rug!

Kids' Bathroom With Animal

Like in the master bathroom, the kids' bathroom has another honey-colored wood vanity that makes for such a handsome backdrop for cheery artwork and patterns.