1) It isn't minimalist as much as bare. The rooms are filled with a hodge-podge of random finds that don't speak of any style or taste.
2) Ashley is a smart woman with a small budget thus she is a smart decorator who doesn't spend time obsessing over "throw pillows and potpourri".
I think it's incredibly boring but worthy of a House Tour. That's the beauty of Apartment Therapy.
See the photo gallery here and let people know what you think.
p.s. to the commentors who publicly judged her outfit... get a life.