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Taniya Nayak          

Interior Designer & Host of HGTV's “Battle on the Beach” and “Build It Forward"

Taniya Nayak has been regularly featured as both host and interior designer on HGTV shows including “Battle on the Beach” and “Build It Forward.” She is a featured designer on Food Network's “Restaurant Impossible” for the last 23 seasons and she is a judge on ABC’s primetime hit show “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”

A native of India, this Boston-based interior architect is known for creating memorable designs for trendy new restaurants, condo developments, and high-end residential projects all over the US. Her latest design projects include Tuscan Market, Artisan Marriot Hotel, Yellow Door Taqueria (multiple locations), and numerous new Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants across the country. She has designed for celebrities Ayesha Curry, Robert Irvine, Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins, and more.

In November 2021, Len-Tex and MDC Interior Solutions launched Taniya’s new collection of high-performance commercial grade wallcoverings.

Taniya is recognized for her appearances on Today, Good Morning America, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Talk, The View, and The Rachael Ray Show, as well as featured in Architectural Digest, Architectural Digest India, Design New England, Modern Luxury, People magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, and Cosmopolitan.c

Ellen Degeneres personally selected Taniya as her brand spokesperson for her home product line, “E.D. On Air,” featured on QVC.

Along with successfully owning her Boston based design firm, Taniya Nayak Design, she is co-owner to several restaurants in the Boston area with her husband Brian O’Donnell including Lower Mills Tavern, Yellow Door Taqueria, Madre Osteria, Moonshine Alley, and Citrus and Salt.

In Taniya’s free time she loves to dance salsa and hip hop, loves to cook and entertain, and she is a dog mom to an adorable English bulldog named Flynn.

Taniya supports the Room to Dream Foundation, Smile Train, No Kid Hungry, Aksaya Patra Organization, Make-A- Wish Foundation, and Tommy’s Place.

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