Alia Meyer Gaffney

The daughter of an interior designer, Alia Meyer’s invaluable experiences growing up in a creative environment, coupled with her education, have given Meyer the artistic eye necessary for her success as founder and owner of Lunaria. 

Having spent several years as a successful interior designer after earning her degree in Fine Arts form UC Santa Cruz, Meyer opened Lunaria as an outlet to share her love of lighting with others in and around the community - a dream that has been met with great success since the opening of the boutique in 2006.  Specializing in residential design, material sourcing, lighting design, and custom furniture design and execution, Meyer’s exquisite taste in all areas of expertise have earned her an appearance on HGTV’s Sensible Chic, and frequent mention in The Marin Independent Journal's Style column.

Lunaria’s product lines are selected based on their design execution, aesthetic, exclusivity and their harmonization with the overall theme of the boutique.

Servicing the trade and homeowner with exceptional design consultation and follow-up service, Lunaria’s industry and product knowledge provides clientele with a higher level of understanding and involvement throughout the design process.  For Meyer, Lunaria is not simply a boutique but an idea that takes off; an idea based on the notion of seeing lighting in the context of more realistic vignettes in order to better understand the pivotal role that it plays in designing a space.


Since opening in 2006, Lunaria has been the home furnishings showroom complimenting Marin County-based interior design firm Jessica Hall Associates (JHA). In 2012 Alia Meyer Gaffney took over the Lunaria brand and has made Lunaria the home for both her design business and the lighting/decorative accessories store.

Staffed by Alia Meyer Gaffney, an interior designer in her own right, Lunaria affords patrons the chance to benefit directly from the team’s more than twenty years of experience designing for clients around the globe.

“Lunaria has enhanced our ability to empower the client in the design process,” said Senior Designer Alia Meyer Gaffney. “It has dramatically cut down on the number of showrooms we need to visit with a client. By spending less of the client’s time traveling, we’re able to focus more on designing with them, and are able to meet or exceed deadlines more efficiently.”

Rather than fitting a client’s needs into the scope of a signature look, JHA draws from its wealth of experience and innovative furnishings catalogs to shape its design process to the needs of the client. By combining the physical and conceptual aspects of the process, Lunaria aids in allowing the client to be an active part of design development. As a result, the collaboration creates a style “For The Person” that reaches beyond all boundaries.

From the customer…

“Driving past Lunaria, I was enchanted by the light fixtures gleaming in the windows.  When I first went inside, I was looking for a light for my front porch – something unique, if not quirky, and substantial; an art piece. Alia greeted me and shared some ideas from their imaginative collection and I found something I liked.  She was willing to research its adequacy for the area, and came to my home to measure.  While in my home, she made suggestions for other light fixtures, and I loved every idea. We moved from lighting to window coverings, knobs and drawer pulls - then on to a dining room table and chairs.  Alia was sensitive to me not wanting to over-spend, yet supported my desire to add color and glow to my new residence.  I have appreciated her working extra hard to accommodate my wishes, and I love every piece she has found for me. Alia is also a great communicator, keeping me updated with progress on my orders, and arranging for pick up and delivery. I especially feel a kinship with Alia’s gentle spirit and inner joy, which radiate in her work and in her smile.”

– Deborah Santana, California