With the prospect of a summer holiday still looking dubious, and the weather of late a bit wetter than we’d like, Instagram has quickly become our favourite source of escapism. Many a happy hour has been spent living vicariously through The Adventures of Us, an award-winning account that charts the nomadic lives of Sarah-Louise Marks and Christopher Phelps. Partners in life as well as work, the couple have made ticking off their travel bucket list their day job, recording their exploits through stunning photography showcased on social media and their accompanying blog of the same name. Happily, their meticulous eye for aesthetics translates to travel inspired interiors too, which is why we’ve called on their expertise to keep wanderlust at bay with our hero pieces. From magical Marrakech to the sun-soaked beaches of the Amalfi Coast and the high-glamour of New York City, allow yourself to be transported to far-flung destinations with this uplifting and inspirational advice. Sunshine subject to availability. 


Red-walled building in Marrakech, in front of a swimming pool


Marrakech, Morocco

“An exotic, sensory overload like no other, Marrakech captivates all who venture behind its walls. The sights, scents and flavours of the Red City serve up a dose of ancient wonder, combined with sensuous luxury and aesthetic simplicity. It’s the kind of place you visit once – and immediately know you’ll be back. From the warm morning glow as the sun rises over the Atlas Mountains, to the flurry of fast-paced traffic, powder pink buildings and magicians in Jemaa el-Fna Square, to the majestic Medina walls, terracotta walkways and gleaming trinkets in the city’s souks, it’s impossible to resist. To recreate the magic of this vibrant city at home, weave rustic bohemian designs, warm tones and bold patterns reminiscent of Moroccan prints into minimalist spaces.” 


Women wearing a straw hat and white dress, standing in front of a Moroccan building
A velvet, mustard yellow sofa in a black-and-white tiled room



Amalfi Coast, Italy

“There is something indescribable about the beauty of the Amalfi Coast; it is unlike anywhere else in the world. John Steinbeck said it best: ‘Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. Sun-kissed terraces, white linen furniture and beautiful blues instantly take us back to Amalfi. Mix in bold and beautiful prints to add a touch of Italian glamour to your home.” 


White sunloungers overlooking the Amalfi Coast
Aerial view of two white sunloungers overlooking the Amalfi Coast



New York City, USA

“There is something magical about New York City, something visceral that captures our imaginations every time we visit. Everything feels bigger, time seems to move a little faster, and the abundance of energy, sound and scale all come together to create an inimitable and inspiring atmosphere. Home to some of the most striking interiors in the world, New York is a medley of modern design, antique treasures and industrial style. Team distressed mirrors, luxurious velvets and antiqued metals to emulate the city at home.”


White facade and fire escape stairs in New York
Women wearing a white hat in an autumnal Central Park