Life of an Interior Design Student- Nearly there!!

It’s been a little crazy around here for the last few weeks… because I have just finished Module 1 of the final year of my Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Yay!! So now there’s just two more modules to go, and then I will be fully qualified- and I can’t explain how excited that makes me, I am completely beside myself, ecstatic, and OVERJOYED! I will share the project on here as soon as I get my marks back 🙂

If you follow me on instagram (@emilymay_designs) you will know that I started to take part in #The100DayProject, which sadly I couldn’t keep up with as I became a bit overwhelmed with my degree project, BUT I did end up with a few watercolour paintings that I really loved, so I though I would share a few of my faves with you today:

I love this Pink Pentax camera, especially the colours in the lens, I’m pretty proud of that! I used a waterproof drawing pen in size 03 and watercolour paints on watercolour paper that I bought from Tiger.

This one was actually a quick sketch of the hotel front for the project I did for my last module. It’s a real building (office building currently) in Brighton called Blenheim House, I just love the 18th Century French architectural details, so cute! I didn’t use any pencil or ink, just went straight in with the watercolours…


A couple of cute perfume bottles I did just for fun 🙂 Daisy Dream is in drawing pen (03) and watercolour, and Miss Dior was in pencil and watercolour.



I really enjoyed getting back into using watercolour again, I forgot how fun they are! I think I want to start rendering some of my interiors in watercolour rather than markers… Maybe I will test that this week…

Lots of love Emily x

Emily Brookes
Emily Brookes

Emily Brookes is an Interior Designer based in the UK. Since graduating from the National Design Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Emily started her successful blog, Emily May Designs, which shares ideas and inspiration on how to create a beautiful home.


  1. July 6, 2015 / 9:35 am

    Aww thanks Amy, that's really sweet of you to say 🙂
    Emily xx

  2. July 20, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Hi Emily, it's my first time on your blog but must say I will surely come back! your paintings are just beautiful and I hope you did great with your degree project!!! Looking forward to seeing it!!
    I'm an Interior Design student myself [just finished my 2nd year] and just starting up with my blog 🙂
    good luck xx

    • July 27, 2015 / 6:37 pm

      Hey Olga! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Which design school are you at? It's great to hear from another student 🙂 Send me the link for your blog when its all up and running, I would love to check it out!
      Emily xxx

  3. July 23, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Very lovely! You should sell the prints on Etsy 🙂

    • July 27, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      Thanks Monika! I'm glad you like them 🙂 xx

  4. August 10, 2015 / 3:06 am

    Lovely watercolours! Good luck with the two final modules!

    • August 10, 2015 / 9:03 am

      Thanks so much! I've got my fingers crossed 🙂 xx

  5. Sarah
    August 10, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Wow you're so talented! Hope to be half as good at drawing soon – good luck with the remainder of your course!

    • August 12, 2015 / 6:56 am

      Aww thanks, Sarah! That's really sweet of you to say 🙂 Loving your blog by the way!!
      Emily xx

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