Taniya Nayak Featured On Improper Bostonian
By Jonathan Soroff
Born in India and raised in Weymouth, home-decor star Taniya Nayak is the daughter of a prominent architect. Nayak, 37, earned a master’s degree in interior design from Boston Architectural College before landing her first TV gig on ABC Family’s Knock First. She moved to HGTV’s FreeStyle and Designed to Sell before debuting her own show, Destination Design. She’s also a regular on HGTV programs like Showdown and Bang for Your Buck. Her eponymous firm has created commercial spaces such as Felt, BarLola and the new Petit Robert Central, while residential clients include celebrities like Desperate Housewives’ Jesse Metcalfe and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. (Nayak was also one of The Improper’s “Beloved Bartenders” in 2001.) She and her husband, Brian O’Donnell, live in the Boston area.