Mar 18, 2020
And you can too…
Restaurant Impossible has a bright light, and her name is Taniya Nayak! She's inspiring for a lot of reasons, but wait until you hear her describe her journey to becoming a famous designer on a popular TV show. You'll never guess what her first job was!
Happiness exudes from Taniya, and it's because she's moved toward opportunities and situations that were a natural fit, slowly and determinedly.
Her aha moment was when she realized on a trip with her sister, that "I'm too young to be doing a job I hate". She knew there was still time to figure it out, and she did just that.
We all have the opportunity to design the life we want. We just have to be brave and do it.
How? Listen to people who have done it. Then learn lots of ways to go after your dreams. And pick the ways that work for you. Slowly but surely, you will be living the life you want, because you designed it!
Taniya Nayak has been regularly featured as host and interior designer on HGTV and as well as Food Network's Restaurant Impossible and ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. A native of India, this Boston-based designer is known for creating hot new restaurants and high end residential projects all over the US. Her latest design projects include Yellow Door Taqueria, Lion’s Tail, and several new Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants across the country. She has designed for celebrities Ayesha Curry, Robert Irvine, Cam Neely and more.
You may also recognize Taniya for her appearances on Today, Good Morning America, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Talk, and The Rachael Ray Show, as well as featured in Architectural Digest India, Design New England, People magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, Redbook, and Cosmopolitan. Taniya supports the Room to Dream Foundation, Smile Train, No Kid Hungry, and Aksaya Patra Organization. Taniya was selected personally by Ellen Degeneres as a brand spokesperson for her home product line, “E.D. On Air,” featured on QVC.
Taniya successfully owns her design firm Taniya Nayak Design, Inc based in Boston and is co-owner to several restaurants in the Boston area with her husband Brian O’Donnell.