Meet designer Taniya Nayak of HGTV’s Designed to Sell
Interior Designer, Creator
Raised in a fun-loving, imaginative Indian family in Boston, Taniya Nayak especially credits her talented architect father for her early interest in interior design. But it was her own design style, as well as a stint at Boston Architectural College, that landed Nayak her first TV gig on ABC Family’s Knock First. Working for Scout Productions, the creators of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Nayak was one of four designers/hosts of the hit show geared to hip, ambitious teens. She then moved to HGTV as a designer on the edgy FreeStyle, before joining the expert team of HGTV’s popular show, Designed to Sell, where she helps would-be home sellers transform their homes with only $2,000.
She started Taniya Nayak Design LLC. in order to create affordable, yet inspirational spaces that capture her clients’ individual personalities. Her expertise in staging and minor renovations has earned her clients’ top-dollar sales of their homes, and earned Nayak a top-10 ranking in the INDIA New England’s Business Women of the Year in 2004.
Nayak includes among her clients celebrities Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives; Erik Per Sullivan of Malcolm in the Middle; Tyler Christopher of General Hospital; and Joe Perry of the band Aerosmith. Her designs can be seen in several Boston hotspots including Felt, BarLola restaurant, Zita, and Vinalia.