Art in Your Home :: Barb Blair


Barb Blair from Knack Studios.

A: Art means to me…Life is art to me. Everything around me speaks to some form of art whether it is a child's finger painting, collage work by a favorite local artist, jewelry, furniture, flowers, street signs, clothing, or food…..inspiration and color is around at all times.

R: Reading books, blogs, or magazines…I don't have much time for reading unfortunately….and because I am one of those "once I pick up a book I can't put it down " people ….it can be dangerous! Everything around me could be on fire and I would not know it since I am so engrossed in my reading! However, I am trying to read through the Hunger Games series since my kids are reading them right now. My favorite magazine splurge every month is Living etc.and I pour through every single page….on multiple occasions. There are some really great online mags that I love too like Sweet Paul, Kinfolk, Anthology, and Pure Green. As far as blogs go….when I have the luxury of blog surfing there are so many that I love to peruse especially in the home design field, but I find myself keeping up with different bloggers through their facebook pages and posts, and really love having real interactions with people.


T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are…There is a major geometric crush going on in the graphics arena right now and I really love it!

A: Artists I admire are…children……their artwork is so pure… and I admire the simplicity and beauty in it all.

N: Never will I…eat a mushroom. :}


D: Dreams for my own work are…to see it continue to grow organically and always be original and fresh.

P: Projects I am currently working on are…Well, I am currently in the process of working on a book with Chronicle Books that will be released in the Spring of 2013!! I am super excited about that little endeavor. I am also working on a brand new Spring/Summer collection for a collaborative show here locally as well as custom pieces for clients.

R: Relaxing I do at/when/if…I love to relax at home with my family and we are notorious for making lots of popcorn and indulging in movies and frivolity of all sorts.


I: Interesting art focused websites I like are…The Old Try is a recent love of mine. A really cute southern couple making great southern inspired art and prints. 

N: New in my home is…a little 4 lb puppy named "Roo." She is delicious.

T: Tomorrow I would like to go to…Ireland…….but seriously I could handle a trip to the flea market and creating in the studio.


S: Studio, my studio is…Rad. I love the light, the space, and the furniture goodies inside…..it is such a privilege to be able to create there.

Thank you so much Barb for this lovely tour of the Art in Your Home! Want to learn more about Barb Blair and her business, Knack Stuidos? Then please be sure to check out her website, shop, and blog.

Bloesem loves comments
  1. Melissa de la Fuente

    First of all, I adore BARB! She is a new friend but, I absolutely adore her. Thanks to her, my dining room table is fab ( followed one of her whitewash tutorials) and am MADLY in love with little Roo ( her new pup) She is fun, sweet and so very talented! So happy to see her featured here! Can NOT wait for her book. YAY, Barb!
    ps love this series!

  2. Tina

    I would love to know the name of the paint colour used on the wall in the first with the blue chair. Warm and divine

  3. knack

    Thank you all so much! I appreciate your sweet words……and melissa….you just make me blush! xo

    Tina, the wall color in the first picture is called Forde Abbey by Ralph Lauren….it is a beautiful gray that I used both in my den at home and my studio where the blue chair shot was taken. :}


  4. brooke

    Barb. Its official we were separated at birth. The hizzy looks greay and i loved seeing my pillowcases in your bedroom. Total awesome sauce. Bard and irene are two of my fave bloggers! Love this series. Xo

  5. Jane Gibson

    Beautiful House! I especially like that gorgeous blue chair, i’ve been trying to decide on a colour for a chair i’m upcycling and i think i’ve found it! Love the little bird prints too, I just got something similar from a young artist called Alma Haser from a uk company called rise art. http://www.riseart.com/user/alma-haser

    Can’t wait for the next Art In Your Home!

Recently on Bloesem
Bloesem Living l Quick Start: Northernism


You know how amazing the feeling is when you meet someone who shares the same values, thoughts and ideals - whom you can talk to about everything and anything in the world about? No it doesn't necessarily...
Bloesem Living l KOEL MAGAZINE

The Woven Path

Have you ever dreamt of being a musician … or wondered to yourself, “If only I can do what I really love!”. Well, we hear you. On KOEL, we get a chance to speak to crafters who have turned their...
Bloesem Living l Interiors : Going Spiral at Home

Going Spiral at Home

No. 1 If only there's more space in Bloesem studio to go spiral... There's something so captivating about spiral staircases don't you agree? Having found in churches and castles throughout...
Bloesem Living l Quick Start : Tribe Alive

Tribe Alive

With the growing culture of disposable clothing created by fast fashion, we admit we aren't spared as well from the lure of feeding this consumerism culture of more for less. But yes we are constantly...
Bloesem Living l Link Love: Bringing greenery indoors

Let The Greenery In

Refreshing take on how to bring the greenery indoors! A house built in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature... Moroccan meets Scandinavian for your home? Go minimal chic off duty this...
LinkedIn Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com