People say that some of the best business ideas take place when a person is trying to find a solution to a problem that no one seems to have addressed. That is how, a few years ago, the idea for Lucky Pearl Interiors began. I was trying to help family and friends find a solution to a problem I had experienced as a young teenager.
As a child of immigrant parents in New York City, I grew up always aware of the fact that our finances, or more accurately, our lack of money created limitations. It dictated what activities I could participate in at school, what my summers looked like, and whether or not it was another white rice and can of tuna night. Although scarcity was ever-present, I grew up understanding that change for me would require excelling at school so that I could significantly alter my future and change my circumstances. At the age of 13, I received a full scholarship to attend a boarding school in Wellesley, MA, through the A Better Chance program, and my life was forever changed.
One of the habits the program created early on, to prepare us for the rigors of college, was to require that each student dedicate several hours per day to their homework and studies. They created a large study room where we each had a desk, access to a computer, and any supplies required for our work. Additionally, we were each assigned our own wonderful Academic Advisor (you are fantastic Marlies!) to guide us through our program for all four years.
However, there was one problem that we encountered during our winter and summer breaks, and it was that our homes back in NYC did not always have a dedicated space where we could study and continue our creative endeavors. I often completed homework on the floor or on a folding chair in our living room. I knew that if I had a choice and funding; of course, I would have created a small corner where I could continue my academic work year-round.
Many years later, I still encounter families living in NYC who are experiencing the same difficulties and whose children need a space at home where they can study, plan, and reimagine their future. That is Lucky Pearl Interiors’ primary focus. We partner with families with children who could use a little help in altering their spaces but who do not have the resources to take on the work.
This summer, we are embarking on a new project for a terrific and hard-working family with three great children who need our help. The Linden Project is a large one in that we will be completely renovating an apartment in New York City; gutting the bathroom, the kitchen, updating the living space and bedroom.
The first phase of our project begins in the bedroom and will include updating the wall color, the entry door, installing a new closet system, and adding furniture. The floor plan allows for a large Queen size bed, a dedicated work station for the mother who is a full-time writer and updated storage in the closet and new nightstands.
Our plan is ambitious and our timeline is tight, but LPI’s specialty is working in small spaces to create inspiring and impactful transformations. Join us on this journey by following us on Instagram for the latest updates! #LPILindenProject & #LPIGivesBack
The Mood Board
Stay tuned for more information on the updated floor plan and furnishings. Until next time!