Taniya Nayak Bio, Age, Husband, Family, Design, HGTV, Podcast, Net worth

Taniya Nayak Biography

Taniya Nayak is an interior designer, restaurant owner and television host. She appears as a host and design expert on HGTV and Food Network. She is also the principal interior architect at Taniya Nayak Design Inc. She also hosts a podcast, The Break with Taniya Nayak.

Taniya Nayak Age

She was born on February 22, 1973 in Nagpur, India.

Taniya Nayak Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches tall.

Taniya Nayak Etnicity

Taniya belongs to Indian ancestry.

Taniya Nayak Education

She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She also holds a master’s in Interior Architecture from Boston Architectural College.

Taniya Nayak Nationality

Tanya is an Indian- American national.

Taniya Nayak Parents

She is the daughter of B.D Nayak and Leela Nayak. Her father is an architect who received his Fellowship from AIA in 2017. She has a sister known as Yoshika Sherring.


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Taniya Nayak Brian O’ Donnell

Taniya married her husband Brian 0’Donnel in 2007. The couple first met when Nayak was bartending at some of Boston’s hotspots like Venu, Felt and, Pravda.

Brian  is a Boston restauranteur who owns several New England restaurants, like the Lower Mills Tavern, the Bostonia Public House, Yellow Door Taqueria, Madre Osteria & Bar and McGann’s Irish Pub. Taniya has been the lead designer for several of the eateries.


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Taniya Nayak Kids

As of 2021, Tanya has no children. She is a dog mom, her dog is known as Flynn.

Taniya Nayak Religion

She practices Hindu.

Taniya Nayak Design

Taniya is the owner and principal interior architect at Taniya Nayak Design, Inc. She founded the company in 2005 where she focuses on creating inspired commercial and residential spaces with both broad appeal and personal connection. Her firm has developed an impressive range of clientele from restaurants to condo developments to high-end residential.

Some of her designs are seen in new construction development Treadmark Condominiums, restaurants including Yellow Door Taqueria, Door No. 7, Abby Lane, The Poynt, Tavern & Table, Bostonia Public House, several new Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse locations, and the new construction homes of legendary athletes, Bruin’s Patrice Bergeron and Cam Neeley. In November 2021 she released a new wallcovering collection with MDC Interior Solutions.

Taniya Nayak HGTV Shows

Taniya is a design expert member on HGTV. She has served as host and designer for HGTV mainstays Designed to Sell, Billion Dollar Block, House Hunters on Vacation, Urban Oasis in Boston and Battle On The Beach.

She  appeared as a mentor on Battle on the Beach alongside Alison Victoria and Ty Pennington. The show followed flippers renovating identical beachfront properties. The team that adds the highest amount of value to their property takes home the $50,000 prize to use towards their next flip. Her team (David Kersh and Kerry Harvick Kersh) won the grand prize.

She also hosts ABC’s primetime holiday series, The Great Christmas Light Fight (since 2016). She was personally selected by Ellen Degeneres as a brand ambassador for her home product line, “ED On Air,” featured on QVC.

Taniya Nayak Restaurant: Impossible

Taniya features on Robert Irvine’s Food Network series, Restaurant: Impossible as a designer. In the show, she utilizes her design prowess and professional experience to rescue and transform suffering restaurants.

Taniya Nayak The Break

Taniya hosts The Break with Taniya Nayak, a podcast where she interviews A-List celebrities, trend-setting entrepreneurs, interior design gurus, and renowned restaurateurs, to savvy small business owners. She asks each guest to reveal their fascinating and motivational personal stories on how they made it. What was their “big break” that set them apart and helped their rise to fame.

Taniya Nayak Nose Job

Taniya has not talked about having a nose job. Her nose however looks te same as it was when she was younger.

Taniya Nayak Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.

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