Even though Taniya was born in India, she was raised here in the United States. She has a B.A. in marketing, and is now completing her M.A. in interior design. She was a cheerleader in her teenage years, and also salsa dances. She is now one of the designers on Knock First.more
Taniya Nayak ABC's "Knock First" interior designer did a room makeover for Tony Perry, the son of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.
Taniya Nayak is a 1991 Weymouth High School graduate.
Taniya was ranked the top 10 of India New England's Business Women of the Year in 2004.
Taniya had wanted to follow in her father's footsteps and become an architect.
Taniya Nayak received her bachelor's degree in marketing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. And her masters in Interior Design from the Boston Architectural Center.
Taniya is the daughter of a prominent Boston architect, B.D. Nayak.
Taniya Nayak is the former Miss India Massachusetts.
Taniya Nayak has also appeared on HGTV's: FreeStyle as a designer.
Taniya Nayak: In a lot of other design shows, they really focus on the how-to, but with our show ("Knock First"), we use our design to drive the story of that teenager.
Taniya Nayak: (on Tony Perry's room makeover; "ABC's "Knock First"), I thought, you know I really want to give him a lounge, some place where he can have his friends hang out but it's almost as if they're sitting in the lobby of a producer.
Taniya Nayak: With the cold weather months often bringing gray skies, repainting your interior walls can have a huge impact on the dynamics of your home.