A Stunning Bachelor Pad in a Newly Converted Victorian School Building

Bachelor Pad Essential - Neon Art

Get the Look - Bachelor Pad

When interior designer Shanade McAllister-Fisher first saw this new conversion in an old Victorian school in Brixton it was just as the developers had left it. Her brief was to create a sense of home with a masculine identity, that echoed the industrial features and architecture of the building. Her client already had an extensive collection of furniture and personal items that needed to be sympathetically assimilated into the finished design, and she has successfully (I think) created a stunning space with her choice of art, furnishings and accessories. The open plan living space with two bedrooms and a bathroom is now a fabulous bachelor pad with personality and impact.

Shanade’s Favourite Piece?

“The amazing piece of neon artwork in the dining space was such a find. It is over 2 meters tall and incredibly dramatic, a real show stopper!” 

Batchelor Pad Essential - Neon Art

Batchelor Pad Essentials - Art and colour

Batchelor Pad Essentials - Art and Statement Pieces

Batchelor Pad Essentials - Art and Statement Pieces

Batchelor Pad Essentials - Statement Pieces

Get The Look

Batchelor Pad - Get the Look

1.Iridescent Table – Set of 2, £308, Amara

2.David Hockney Print, £99, made.com

3.House Doctor Large Round Wall Mirror, £86, Amara

4.Empire Bee Cushion, £80, Timorous Beasties

5.Industrial Style Wood and Metal Shelves, £525, Cuckooland

6.Cow Hide Rug, £209.99, Wayfair

7.Velvet Armchair, £1,045, Out There Interiors


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  1. Reply

    Kimberly Duran

    August 1, 2017

    What a fabulous space – I adore the artwork and how it certainly doesn’t read ‘typical bachelor pad’ 😉 Gorgeous, going to have to check out more of her work xx

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      August 1, 2017

      Her portfolio is lovely Kimberly. I think you’ll like it. x

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    Karen - Making Spaces

    July 31, 2017

    Oh I love Shanade’s work. I found her a few months ago whilst researching. She has a fab portfolio! Thanks for sharing this project, i’d not seen this one x

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      July 31, 2017

      It’s a new project I think. Glad you like it x

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    July 31, 2017

    Oh this is gorgeous Carole, and not too overtly masculine – I’d happily live here! x

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      July 31, 2017

      Yeah me too 🙂 xx

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    Maxine Brady

    July 31, 2017

    Wow! What a pad. Love the neon prints the most.. And that cosy armchair. Great post.

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      July 31, 2017

      Thanks Maxine. The neon print is ace isn’t it. x


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