HGTV’s Taniya Nayak is the Fort Lauderdale Home Show’s Featured Designer.

Learn industry expert tips with TV’s Taniya Nayak on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 & 20 at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. | Home Improvement Stage


We’re excited to welcome back our featured Interior Designer, Taniya Nayak. Join us at the Home Improvement Stage at 2:00 and 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th. Here’s some background information about Taniya and be sure to watch her new series on ABC: “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”

Known for her sunny smile and sharp eye, Taniya Nayak’s approachable take on interior design has won over everyone from rock stars to first time homebuyers. Taniya’s knack for bringing rich textures and unexpected finishes together with practical, real-life functionality has made her a go-to expert for decorating programs on major networks including ABC, HGTV and Food Network.  This holiday season Taniya will again co-host ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” 


Taniya 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. Taniya was 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. Married to Brian O’Donnell, a successful restaurateur in Boston, Taniya’s personal life as both an interior designer and a restaurant industry insider is the perfect parallel to her multifaceted design role in the television realm. With knockout shows on both the Food Network and HGTV, Taniya quickly became a respected and prominent figure in television’s interior design world. Taniya was selected personally by Ellen Degeneres as a brand spokesperson for her home product line, “ED On Air,” featured on QVC in 2015.  

In 2005, Taniya started her own design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC. 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. Some of TND’s designs are seen in new construction development Treadmark Condominiums, restaurants including Back Bay Harry’s, Abby Lane, Central, The Poynt, Tavern & Table, Bostonia Public House, several new Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse locations, and the new construction home of Bruin’s Patrice Bergeron.  

Born in India and raised in Boston, Taniya’s design style is strongly influenced by her creative family, especially her father, a talented architect. Shortly after attending Boston Architectural College for her masters in Interior Design, Taniya’s design style and upbeat personality landed her first television gig on ABC Family’s Knock First. Taniya 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.  

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