In 2003 FMS founder ERIC RHEA began offering shopping, delivery and furniture assembly services after a visit to IKEA to purchase furniture for his two-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Identifying a niche market that was underserved and poorly managed, Eric began assisting clients in designing their spaces and crafting storage solutions in tight quarters, purchasing and delivering their furniture and assembling the flat-boxed, assembly-required furniture under the brand IKEA Delivery Alternative, later known as IDA Flatpack Furniture Services.
Having garnered critical acclaim for his services as the premiere go-to service on Apartment Therapy and “Best of New York” in New York Magazine, Eric and the Furnish My Space team has spent almost two decades putting the NY Tri-state area into happy homes and workspaces.
An extensive and frequent world traveler to almost every continent on the globe, Eric continuously picks up a taste for various international design style and flare and finds ways to incorporate them where applicable within reasonable budgets for his clients. Furnish My Space believes you can have a million-dollar furnishing look without spending a million dollars on the furniture, it can be stylish and affordable at the same time.
With a natural gift for interior design and space planning and a team of drivers, movers and assembly and handy-men available and on staff daily, FMS is equipped to get a job done from initial design phase to full completion of furnishing at a pace that continues to blow the minds of their clientele.
Eric and his team are used to repeat clientele. We have grown with the homes and families of so many of our clients we cannot count. We have watched couples marry, have kids move into new homes and watched their children grow from infancy to teenagers and been responsible for making their houses "homes" throughout the entire cycle of family growth. You must be good when people keep coming back.
"Honesty, friendliness and a passion and caring for what you do and the people you do it for makes all the difference."
We are more than just an interior design firm and more than just a furnishing service. Instead of a designer who has to outsource all of the actual work to multiple vendors why not hire a one-stop shop. This alleviates hiccups, scheduling conflicts with multiple crews and individual quotes for various tasks. We do it all in-house at Furnish My Space with a skilled and dedicated team on staff daily.