HGTV's Taniya Nayak
Taniya Nayak has been regularly featured as host and interior designer on HGTV and as well as Food Network's Restaurant Impossible and currently on 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 projects include Yellow Door Taqueria, Lion’s Tail, and several new Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants across the country.
You may also recognize Taniya for her appearances on Today, Good Morning America, The Ellen Show, Oprah, The Talk, and The Rachael Ray Show, as well as featured in Architectural Digest India, Design New England, People magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, 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, LLC based in Boston and is co-owner to several restaurants in the Boston area with her husband Brian O’Donnell.
Catch Taniya on the Fresh Ideas Design Stage at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show on Friday at 1pm, and Saturday at 1pm & 4pm!
DIY Network's Sara Bendrick
I’m a landscape designer by trade. I was born & raised in San Diego, California, and started at a young age with a passion for art, nature and an appreciation for anything living.
I’ve always had a passion for doing as opposed to watching. When I was young I would sew doll clothes out of my old T-shirts, draw, paint, and dig in the dirt. My whole life has been about trial & error, figuring things out as I go. When I was a little older I decided I wanted chickens, so I read a book and got to it, luckily that was a success! Unlike my attempt at a 5,000 Red-worm worm farm.
As a landscape designer with a passion for being involved with my projects, hosting the DIY Network’s ‘I Hate My Yard’ was the perfect fit! I love to interact and help homeowners realize the opportunity in their exterior spaces. With a DIY attitude my crew and I tackle tough backyards with the help of the homeowners to keep the budget in check. I guide the homeowners through the renovation process by tasking them with fun, creative and aesthetically pleasing projects to take back the yard once & for all.
You can watch Sara on 'I Hate my Yard' on the DIY Network Tuesday nights at 10pm & 10:30 EST / 7pm & 7:30pm PST!
And don't miss her at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show, live on the Fresh Ideas Design stage Friday at 3pm, and Saturday at 12pm & 3pm!
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