Lili Butler started her design business, Group Lili Designs Inc. in 1984. She has remained an independent designer catering to exclusive boutiques and private customers. The company, since it's inception, has expanded to cover not just Lili's design talent, but also all intellectual property including published articles, and the art collections of both Lili and her artist husband, R.Kent Rupp, and style and consulting. 2019 marked the 35th year in business dressing and styling women. She has an international client base. The company currently holds trademarks for five labels: Lili Butler Signature Designer tm; Day Lili tm; Tiger Lili tm; Water Lili tm and be.Lili by group Lili tm. All labels, Artwork and Consulting are the property of Group Lili Designs Inc.
Born in San Francisco, she attended schools in the Bay Area, Mexico and Spain. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of California at Berkeley and went on to receive her Masters of Fine Arts at Mills College in Oakland, California, where she received the Trefethen Fellowship Award. After graduation, she opened her business in August of 1984 with one account. In 1993, with over one hundred accounts and many private customers, the business incorporated. She continues to create art throughout her business career.
The Group Lili Showroom and Art Studio are located in the Western Hills of Sebastopol. It is a private showroom by appointment only. Lili travels to New York, the Mid West, Florida and Los Angeles on a regular basis. Due to the Covid-19 emergency Lili will not be traveling during 2020. If you would like to visit the showroom or the art gallery and would like to be included in the mail list, please fill out the information in the "Contact us" in the menu bar.