A trendsetter by all accounts, Schilling has seen her business grow to include accessories, decorative glasses, natural fiber textiles and fine Brazilian colonial antiques. In 2006, she introduced a line of contemporary furniture featuring clean, modern lines and striking shapes.
From a very young age Roberta was introduced to the world of art and decoration, as her mother owns a renowned local home accessory and fresh flower boutique.
Growing up in Brazil, and later attending college in Florida, has given Schilling a special ability to market products from her native country in North America.
As a college student, Schilling saw an opportunity to bring high-end, hand-painted Brazilian furniture to a receptive North American audience while hunting for merchandise for her mother’s store in the trade shows.
In 1995, 24-year-old Schilling founded her company which stands today as one of the premier distributors of Brazilian furniture.