Now I know why I am not fond of minimalist interiors. Well, for me, it doesn't have that touch of individuality and whackiness I crave. Minimalism concentrates on the basics of design elements like shape, lines, colors, etc. which makes it ideal for efficiency, per se. I think people prefers this because of simplicity, and the fact that you don't have to clean much (like an extra vase or an Art Nouveau-ish chandelier).
Take a look of this and this to this perhaps.