Finnish shoe designer Minna Parikka is known for her whimsical yet functional designs by many famous celebrity clients, so it’s no surprise that she brought that same sense of creativity and comfort to her own home. When Parikka bought her apartment, her goal was to create a space that captured her unique sense of style while also embracing sensible, minimalist design.
For starters, everything has to have a purpose. Even the incredible illustration of Ziggy Stardust in the living room doubles as a cabinet for her television. All the surfaces are clean and the design is streamlined, yet bursting with color and personality. It’s a perfect example of marrying character with comfort.
Enjoy this unique and inspiring home tour courtesy of Elle Decor.
Minna Parikka Home Tour
Glass, lucite, and other see-through materials are great to use in a small space because not only are they stylish, but they also they carry no visual weight. Light can pass right through them to help the space feel larger. This hanging chair is a great touch!
The area rug and TV cabinet (yes, that’s a cabinet disguised as wall art!) are bursting with color and pattern, so by keeping the rest of the room subtle with white walls, solid accents, and a glass table, your eyes are drawn to the statement pieces.
Simple white cabinets and a marble backsplash are super chic in the kitchen. Just a few pops of color and some modern furniture brings personality to the space.
Blush pink is romantic and minimalist in the bedroom. The wall behind the bed is padded for a luxurious appeal that balances the starkness of the design.
The bathroom looks like it was taken directly from a spa, especially with the custom sauna. The brass bowl sink is also a beautiful touch.
The closet keeps with the minimalist sensibility while hiding tons of storage for shoes, clothes, and accessories. All the white and mirrors help reflect light, making it feel larger and open.
What a cool place!