Taniya Nayak Bio

Known for her sunny smile and sharp eye, Taniya Nayak's approachable take on interior design has won her fans ranging from first-time homebuyers to rock stars. A knack for bringing rich textures and unexpected finishes together with practical, real-life functionality has made her a go-to design expert on major networks including ABC, HGTV and Food Network.

On HGTV, Taniya puts her design expertise to use as a mentor in the network's Battle on the Beach. In that series, alongside fellow mentors Alison Victoria and Ty Pennington, Taniya advises competitors as they renovate three identical beach properties and compete to produce the most value. In addition to Battle on the Beach Taniya Nayak has appeared on the HGTV series Designed to Sell, Build It Forward, House Hunters on Vacation, Urban Oasis and HGTV Showdown as well as on Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible.

Taniya’s helpful decorating tips have been featured in Architectural Digest India, HGTV Magazine, Design New England, People, Cosmopolitan, Glamour 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 she is a regular guest on Rachael Ray.

Born in India and raised in Boston, Taniya was ranked in the top 10 of INDIA New England’s Business Women of the Year in 2004 and nominated again in 2017. In April 2011, Taniya was honored with an Excellence in Design award from ASID New England.

Taniya is currently based in Boston, where she is the principal interior architect of Taniya Nayak Design and serves on the advisory board for her alma mater Boston Architectural College.

The Latest on Taniya

Interview: Team Taniya Nayak Wins 'Battle on the Beach' Season 4

Taniya Nayak sits down with HGTV and opens up about her team's Battle on the Beach Season 4 win.

Tour Team Taniya’s ‘Battle on the Beach’ Season 4 Home 38 Photos

Believe it or not, before hitting the beach with Taniya Nayak, Sam and Sean’s only renovation project was their own home. See thei …

Watch a Sneak Peek: What to Expect From 'Battle on the Beach' Season 4

Our favorite trio of mentors — Taniya, Ty and Alison — are back in a new season, airing on June 3.

All the Details on HGTV’s Newest Competition Series 'Battle on the Mountain'

More real estate drama is coming to the Rocky Mountains. Learn more about HGTV's Battle on the Mountain.

Incredible Before and After Moments From 'Build It Forward' Season 2 80 Photos

Grab the tissues and prepare for happy tears. These emotional makeovers from 'Build It Forward' Season 2 are as inspiring as they …

Tour Team Taniya's 'Battle on the Beach' Season 3 Home 33 Photos

Kelsey and Ryan might not be the most seasoned renovators, but they know how to design with functionality and flare in mind — espe …

HGTV Announces Season 2 of 'Build It Forward' — a Home Renovation Series in Collaboration With Lowe's

HGTV is once again teaming up with Lowe's for Season 2 of Build It Forward, a series that celebrates Lowe's generous initiative to …

All the Details on HGTV's 'Battle on the Beach' Season 3

Our favorite HGTV-hosts-turned-mentors are back and ready for a beach-reno battle. Who will take home the Season 3 win?

Team Taniya’s ‘Battle on the Beach’ Season 2 House Reveal 30 Photos

HGTV pro Taniya Nayak partners with up-and-coming house flippers Roosevelt and Brandyn to renovate their beach house with a French …

Inspiring Transformations from HGTV's 'Build It Forward' 14 Photos

HGTV teams up with Lowe's in a special series that brings improvements to deserving individuals and communities across five US cit …

Battle on the Beach: The Home Exteriors Challenge and Finale 70 Photos

See the before-and-after photo gallery from the final round of HGTV's first-ever Battle on the Beach competition — including the r …

Battle on the Beach: The Kitchen Challenge 33 Photos

HGTV's Battle on the Beach renovation competition — featuring three teams of up-and-coming designers led by HGTV pros Alison Victo …

Battle on the Beach: The Bathrooms Challenge 26 Photos

In this round of HGTV's Battle on the Beach it's all about bathrooms as the three design teams — with assists from HGTV design men …

Battle on the Beach: The Bedrooms Challenge 40 Photos

Check out a gallery of before-and-after photos from the Battle on the Beach bedrooms-design competition. Design mentors Alison Vic …

Battle on the Beach: The Living Room Challenge 45 Photos

Led by design mentors Ty Pennington, Alison Victoria and Taniya Nayak, the Battle on the Beach contestants are challenged with tra …

New Series 'Battle on the Beach' Comes to HGTV

The nail guns are out in a new renovation/competition series featuring HGTV fan-faves Alison Victoria, Ty Pennington, Mike Holmes …

Taniya's Shows

Battle on the Beach

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Build It Forward

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Designed to Sell

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