Celebrity Home Stager, Entrepreneur, Author
Ilaria is recognized for her knowledge of the luxury real estate market and home staging trends. After 17 years in international business development and retail consulting, Ilaria Barion left the corporate world in 2005 to start up a physical home staging company in New York City, Ilaria Barion LLC. The firm quickly became one of the top home staging firms in Manhattan and Ilaria became the go-to staging expert for the luxury real estate market. In 2010, Ilaria saw the potential of “virtual” home staging and founded Virtual Staging LLC as a spin-off of her physical home staging company. It was an overnight success and the company immediately landed contracts with real estate firms of the caliber of the Brown Harris Stevens, Halstead Property, the Corcoran Group, Douglas Elliman and Stribling & Associates. Her latest venture, Ilaria Barion Design (IBD), combines luxury home staging expertise with the best digital tools to market luxury real estate. Ilaria grew up in Italy and worked in over 30 countries around the world before moving to New York in 2004. She now lives in Arizona with her husband and beautiful German Shepherd.