Cover Park Seo-Joon at home with his pet pooch Simba. Image: Instagram / @bn_sj2013

A homebody at heart, we chart down all there is to know about In the Soop: Friendcation star Park Seo-joon’s minimalist, modern abode

Park Seo-joon’s claim to fame has definitely been extraordinary. While the South Korean actor may be an introvert at heart, he’s certainly made a name for himself in leading roles in programmes like What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? and Itaewon Class. Apart from Korean dramas, Park is propelling his on-screen career to the next level with his foray into YouTube where he’s clinched the YouTube Gold Creator Award (given to those who surpass one million followers), a slew of brand endorsements from the likes of Chanel Beauty to Montblanc as well as exciting film projects which include travel reality series In the Soop: Friendcation (now available on Disney+) alongside close friends like BTS’s V and is a part of the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster film, The Marvels (2023).

A trailblazer in his own right, the handsome actor has an estimated to have a net-worth of US$21 million (SG$29.2 million) as of 2021 and has mustered the spending power to own luxury properties in Seoul’s Gangnam district at Cheongdam Dong for ₩5.85 billion (SG$6.2 million) and Sinsa-Dong for ₩11 billion (SG$11.7 million).

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But that’s not all. Besides Park’s undeniable charm and personable nature that’s sky-rocketed his success with fans, it’s clear as day that he’s certainly got taste when it comes to his beloved modern minimalist style.

Here, we take away some lessons in style from the actor’s home from what inspires his design aesthetic to the signature decor pieces and design elements that pack a punch.

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Add a soft glow with sculptural lighting fixtures and lamps

To set up the mood in his home, Park clearly has a preference for sculptural lighting fixtures to illuminate his minimalist space. He owns the Tom Dixon Stone pendant lights (left) and Vakkerlight Round Shell chandelier (right) which incorporates natural elements of marble and shell that add a subtle statement to the room.

Not to mention, offering great lighting and interesting shadow play makes it great to capture self-portraits for the ‘Gram.

That’s not all, Park’s addition of the Flos Noctambule Lamp continues to exude the actor’s appreciation for lightness. Designed by German Konstantin Grcic, this particular lamp by Flos continues to be desired by many for its elegantly designed cylindrical blown glass modules that can be stacked in any sort of way and gives off a gentle, warm glow.

A comfortable sofa goes a long way

For the laidback Park, it’s crucial to have a sofa that adds a touch of cosy elegance to the home. While most are aware that he’s an ambassador for the Korean furniture brand Essa Sofa, there have been multiple occasions where we’ve seen the actor lounge on the sofa of choice—YouTube subscribers saw it first.

Revel in a good open-air concept

Whether Park’s indoors or outdoors, he enjoys savoring up the less is more approach with an open-air concept. His home design (left) embodies the essence of industrial design from its exteriors with its grey concrete walls aplenty and a mahogany staircase that leads out to his outdoor patio. Even an outdoor garden would do for the Korean actor to get some fresh air.

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His playful side comes through with quirky collector toys

It seems that Park’s never too old to have fun and while his home takes on a discerningly muted colour palette, the 33-year-old simply doesn’t have a dull moment, even with his choices in home decor.

Just take a peep at what’s behind him and his dog, Simba, and you’ll find a collector’s Kaws X Medicom Toy #5 figurine at the room’s corner next to a reflective sideboard with mirrored panels that looks to be possibly the Edra Scrigno sideboard by Fernando and Humberto Campana.

A good mirror selfie spot is necessary

More often than not, Park loves snapping a selfie for fans especially if it’s a mirror selfie. Park Seo-Joon’s done the sneaky capture in his stay in London, at Peakboy’s studio, working out in the gym and it isn’t to say that he’s indulged in one or more in the comfort of his abode.

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