The shared vision of Jimmy Lyell, one half of the Australian musical duo called Flight Facilities, and his wife Chelsea Waddell, a fine arts consultant and brand developer, was to seamlessly bring personal and communal accommodation together.
Saint Helena is one of four small homes that make up the Joints in Byron property. The architectural vision, helmed by Jimmy, was brought to life by a local building team, Backspace Building Co. His vision for a Puglia-style farmhouse meets New York industrial warehouse is a stark juxtaposition against the beach-town backdrop.
Waddell made use of cement floors, simplistic furniture, and carefully curated accessories to further implement their aesthetic. Inspired by Scandinavia, New York, Italy, and their home of Byron Bay, Waddell chose a mix of rustic and modern. Most of the homewares are made up of an eclectic mix of new, vintage and found objects. Pieces from local shops and makers including Worn Store, MCM House, and ceramicist Love Ryan, make up the rest of the space’s collection.
Windows and lighting are part of a high-functioning system while curtains were custom cut on a bias to accommodate hanging from the structure’s slanted roof. An outdoor communal space and garden, designed by Fig Landscapes, invites guests to luxuriate in the familial setting.