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Taniya Nayak          

Interior Designer & Host of "Designed To Sell"

Taniya Nayak is one of the nation’s foremost interior designers. She became a household name as a design expert member on HGTV and Food Network. She owns a successful, Boston-based interior design firm, Taniya Nayak Design, Inc. where she adds a fresh, clean look to both commercial and residential spaces.

Nayak has served as host and designer for a variety of HGTV mainstays like "Designed to Sell," "Billion Dollar Block," "House Hunters on Vacation" and "Urban Oasis in Boston." She is a featured designer on Robert Irvine’s Food Network series, "Restaurant: Impossible," where she utilized her design prowess and professional experience to rescue and transform suffering restaurants. She was selected personally by Ellen Degeneres as a brand spokesperson for her home product line, “ED On Air,” featured on QVC in 2015. She has also served as co-host for ABC’s primetime holiday series “The Great Christmas Light Fight” since 2016.

In 2005, Taniya started her own design firm, Taniya Nayak Design, Inc. Having designed for a wide range of spaces and budgets, she focuses on creating inspired commercial and residential spaces with both broad appeal and personal connection. Taniya’s design firm has developed an impressive range of clientele from restaurants to condo developments to high-end residential.

Born in India and raised in Boston, Taniya’s design style is strongly influenced by her creative family, especially her father, a talented architect who just received his Fellowship from AIA in 2017. Shortly after attending Boston Architectural College for her master’s in Interior Architecture, Taniya’s design style and upbeat personality landed her first television gig on ABC Family’s "Knock First." Nayak was one of four designers and co-hosts of the hit show, geared toward hip, ambitious teens. She then made the move to HGTV as a designer on "Designed to Sell," where she helped homeowners add value and prepare their homes for market.

Nayak's helpful decorating tips have been featured in Architectural Digest India, HGTV Magazine, Design New England, People, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The Boston Globe, Family Circle, The Washington Post, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Better Homes & Gardens, and many more. Taniya has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s Good Morning America & The View, NBC’s Today, CBS’ The Early Show & The Talk, and is a regular guest on Rachael Ray.

She is an active participant helping to raise funds for charitable organizations such as Akshaya Patra, No Kid Hungry, Room To Dream, Smile Train, BAC Spring Gala, Habitat For Humanity, Find The Cause Breast Cancer Foundation, Together She Can and Charlotte’s Run.

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