We have to post separate threads about this, so here's me also with the same problem as several other Blackbird theme users. Since the latest theme update I have no homepage. Here's the 'advice' I got from Inkthemes this morning - it seems that this is WordPress's fault:
Actually you are using version 1.2.1. Which is available on wordpress.org. And according to new rule of "WordPress" we can't add front page of the theme. We have to show blog page as a front page. That is the reason you are not getting front page.
However if you want that then you can purchase the premium version from our website http://www.inkthemes.com/
You will get front page in that version.
Hope you got it.
Have a nice day.
So this isn't a coding issue, or a user issue, it's a policy issue between WordPress and InkThemes.