Dec 29, 2015

Meet Taniya Nayak in person as we kick off 2016 at the Salt Lake Home Show this January. Taniya is a tastemaker of the interior design community, after becoming a household name as a design expert on HGTV and Food Network. She has a sharp eye and a talent for giving any space a fresh and clean look.

One could say that Taniya has design in her blood. Influenced from an early age by her father, who worked as an architect, Taniya pursued a master’s degree in interior design to fulfill her undeniable desire to create. Fresh out of design school, she made her television debut as a designer on ABC Family’s show called Knock First. The show ended after two years and she made the jump over to HGTV. Taniya has since been featured on many HGTV design shows over the last 10 years. The show that really launched her career was called Designed to Sell. Taniya is now living her dream. She’s in her 12th season of Restaurant: Impossible on the Food Network, while running her own design firm out of Boston.

We spoke with Taniya and got first hand insight about her upcoming appearance at the 2016 Salt Lake Home Show.

Q: What is your design philosophy?

Taniya: "My design philosophy is to make comfort and style go hand in hand to create bliss."

Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to improve their space?

Taniya: "I would say don't worry about following trends; do what makes you happy!"

Q: What can you tell us about your upcoming Slat Lake Home Show appearance?

Taniya: "I would like everyone to come prepared with lots of questions! I will be sharing my best tips and secrets on design. Including, where to shop, how to plan, and what to look for - and how to get the most bang for your buck!"

See Taniya on the XFINITY Design Stage at the Salt Lake Home Show on Friday, January 8th at 5pm and Saturday, Januayr 9th at 1pm and 4pm. Don't have tickets yet? Buy 'em online to save big and skip the box office line. Click here to get $2 off tickets!

Get more design and decor tips when you follow Taniya on Twitter: @TaniyaNayak! And make sure to follow @SLCHomeShow on Twitter to stay in the know about the Salt Lake Home Show.

JANUARY 8-10, 2016.