About Us

K. Hall Studio, LLC brings high quality and uniquely handcrafted home fragrance and personal care goods to the marketplace. Our Midwest-based company has expanded over recent years to include five brands and hundreds of products. Throughout its growth, K. Hall Studio has continuously maintained its core focus on producing the highest quality products with unique and appealing fragrance and timeless packaging. Current K. Hall Studio brand offerings include Barr-Co., Barr-Co. Soap Shop, K. Hall Designs, K. Hall Studio Candle Collection, Simpatico and U.S. Apothecary, along with a private label development program and three corporately-owned retail stores in Chicago and St. Louis.

All K. Hall Studio products are handcrafted in the USA. All of our candle products are made with a 100% natural soy and vegetable wax blend grown by American farmers. Our dedication to use only the finest ingredients is the hallmark of our company. All of our products are free from parabens, petrochemical surfactants and are cruelty free.

Our Humble Beginnings

In 1998, original owner Kelley Barr launched K. Hall Designs, a St. Louis local collection of classically designed personal care and home fragrance goods. Though she had been selling products at craft stores and farmers markets for a long time, taking the step towards creating her own line of personal care products was a natural move. She opened up a brick-and-mortar lifestyle boutique in University City, MO, a major step in launching the new brand while selling local artists’ goods, home decor and seasonal botanicals. The building was a renovated gas station that had the look and feel of an old time apothecary – perfect for her all natural focus.

In 2007, the boutique moved to a larger location in Brentwood to accommodate the businesses’ growing success. Our K. Hall Designs location on Manchester Rd is still owned and operated by us today, selling classic K. Hall Studio products and artisan home decor, complete with a beautiful greenroom of plants and accessories.

The Original - K. Hall Designs

K. Hall Designs is known for its true-to-name fragrances with clean and elegant packaging that works well in any setting. Founded in 1998 with classic fragrances like Milk, Lavender and Pomegranate, our original brand has expanded to include over 16 fragrances in a variety of home fragrance and personal care products. Focused on making products that look great but work even better, this collection has always used high quality, vegetable-based ingredients and recycled and reusable materials to create its handcrafted goods.

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The Start of Simpatico

In 2010, Barr added her second brand, Simpatico, to her selection of personal care and home fragrance goods. The Simpatico Collection is inspired by the Barr family’s collection of cottages, Simpatico Shores, near Platte Lake in Northern Michigan. Barr’s family would gather every year to explore nature, read old field guides and enjoy the beautiful lake. The Simpatico products pay homage to nature and the fond memory of a simpler time by combining honest and pure scents with beautifully crafted hobnail glass candles, reed diffusers and luxurious soaps and creams. Today, this collection boasts an extensive range of scent and colors in our signature hobnail glass candles, as well as a core collection of 9 bestselling fragrances in unique patterned packaging.

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The Barr-Co. Core Collection

With two brands and a third in development, Barr created K. Hall Studio, the parent company to oversee all three unique brands, and in 2011 launched Barr-Co. Styled to represent the Americana pioneer era of tonics, tinctures and elixirs, this distinctive collection includes some of our bestselling fragrances in a wide variety of products. Made from wholesome ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, Shea butter, mineral salts and other natural botanicals, these products are packaged in reusable and recyclable glass milk bottles, muslin sacks and tinware.

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Homeopathic U.S. Apothecary

In 2013, Barr launched U.S. Apothecary, a collection that combines old homeopathic remedies with elevated design and beautifully crafted fragrances. The use of quality botanicals and plant extracts to create home, bath and body products is what makes it stand out. Herbs, spices, roots and flowers are combined with botanical extracts and organic ingredients to create all U.S. Apothecary lines. Each line has a unique set of purposeful and beneficial properties used in recipes and remedies for centuries, from cleansing the skin to reducing inflammation.

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Colorful Barr-Co. Soap Shop

Launched as a Barr-Co. sub-brand in 2013, The Barr-Co. Soap Shop Collection introduced a colorful explosion of fresh scents, carefully crafted to add flavor and pop to your day. This line of home fragrance and personal care products is a short departure from the Barr-Co. line but is still made with quality ingredients, plant extracts and botanicals. With natural products in a vibrant and colorful rainbow of scents and packaging, this collection contains many of our top selling fragrances, such as Honeysuckle, Lemon Verbena, Marine, Spanish Lime & more.

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