HGTV/Food Network Star Taniya Nayak Gives Poor Girl’s Guide Her Stylescope Tips

Taniya Nayak

HomeGoods, the country’s only major off-price retailer dedicated to home fashions, announced the recent launch of its brand new Stylescope. HomeGoods partnered with interior designer and TV Host, Taniya Nayak, to create the new Stylescope, a unique, one-question quiz that reveals your home design horoscope featuring 12 distinct design personalities.   
Just as a horoscope determines your personality, Stylescope helps determine your design personality. By simply choosing five images that make you happy from a predetermined list of choices, your Stylescope is revealed.  

Taniya gives Lauren Wulf of Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago, her tips for the quiz and savvy ways to save money and keep your style fresh! Check it out below:

HomeGoods Stylescope Quiz

LAUREN: Using the Stylescope is great!  How would you suggest combining your different styles without overdoing it (i.e. Farmhouse Glam)?

  • TANIYA: It is such a fun and easy quiz! It’s very possible to combine styles without overdoing it. First- it’s important to pick pieces from the styles that are meaningful to you. Then the best way to combine styles is to keep a similar color palette. By doing that, you can mix and match your styles together, but still keep it cohesive.

LAUREN: Let’s say you’re a girl that gets bored a lot – are there tricks to re-using items and re-arranging without buying new accessories every year? 

  • TANIYA: Well, let me start by saying that I am that girl! I am a switch-aholic based from boredom! I often take throw pillows from my bedroom and swap them for the pillows in my living room. I have accent chairs throughout the house that get pulled into the dining room and added to either end of the dining table for additional seating, and I love that they don’t match the rest of the seating! The secret is to keep a neutral base. Buy your larger pieces of furniture in grays or browns, and then accessorize in bold pops of color. I love to get my accessories from HomeGoods because they are affordable and have so many things to choose from in so many different styles. It makes it much easier and much more fun to buy accessories that way!

LAUREN: Keeping saving money in mind – are there certain pieces you recommend to buy in classic/neutral looks?  Are there certain pieces you think it’s ok to buy in a more trendy style?

  • TANIYA: Just as I mentioned above—buy the bigger pieces in neutrals and in styles that will last through the years and have fun with the accessories! An accent chair is still affordable when buying from HomeGoods, and so much can change with a simple lamp, a piece of art, and of course—my favorite quick fix change…throw pillows!

Taniya Nayak

Interior Designer
HGTV/Food Network
Taniya Nayak Design LLC

Summertime Entertaining Picks From HomeGoods

With all the warm weather here, it’s time to celebrate the summer holidays, pool parties and picnics that make this time of year fun for friends and family.  From colorful serving ware to chic pillows and lanterns, national off-price retailer, HomeGoods, has everything you need to throw a summer soiree to remember, and all at an affordable price.
Brighten up any outdoor or indoor space with these colorful lanterns.
Oversized Metal Lanterns – $24.99-$39.99 compare at $50-$80
Infuse pops of color at your next family BBQ with this funky and fresh platter.
Glass Patchwork Platter – $7.99 compare at $20
Opt for a monochromatic place setting for a romantic patio dinner for two.
Place setting –  $2.99 to $3.99 compare at $7.00 to $9.00
Show your American spirit with pillows durable enough for outdoor use and chic enough for indoors.
Red, white and blue pillows – $14.99 compare at $28.00
HomeGoods offers an exciting ever-changing selection of high-quality home fashions at prices up to 60% less than department and specialty stores, every day. HomeGoods provides consumers with unbeatable values on brand name and designer merchandise and unique finds for every room, in every style. With over 380 stores across the country, HomeGoods is owned by the world’s largest off-price retailer, The TJX Companies, Inc. For store locations, please visit and Find HomeGoods on Twitter and Facebook.

Apartment Therapy’s Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan at HomeGoods on Michigan Ave 1.24

WHERE: HomeGoods
600 North Michigan Ave – 2nd Floor
Entrance on Ontario & Rush Street

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24
6pm – Maxwell’s presentation begins at 6:30

WHO/WHAT: HomeGoods has teamed up with Apartment Therapy Founder, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan for a special presentation offering windy city dwellers stylish tips and tricks for making the most of small spaces and apartment living.

WHY: From storage solutions to furniture selection, Maxwell has tips to make the most of any space. Event attendees will find everything they need at HomeGoods for prices up to 60% less than department and specialty stores.

The first 25 people to RSVP* for the event will receive an autographed copy of Maxwell’s acclaimed book Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces Guests can RSVP via:

* Attendance required to collect book

Halloween Headquarters At HomeGoods Michigan Avenue

With Halloween right around the corner, time’s running out to get your decoration on. HomeGoods on Michigan Avenue has a wide variety of Halloween decor to make your perfect haunted house. With low prices and aisles of seasonal gems to choose from, you’re sure to find something to fit your style and budget.

Check out these trends spotted at HomeGoods on Michigan Avenue:

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1) Let there be glitter — Glitter is the word to describe Halloween decor this season. From glittered pumpkins, garland, haunted houses, ghouls and goblins – HomeGoods has plenty of sparkly items to meet your glitter quota until Christmas.

2) Painted pumpkins — Carving is out, painting is in! We can’t all be Martha Stewart and hand painting pumpkins isn’t always an option when you need decorations on the fly. Painted pumpkins can be expensive and sometimes hard to find. At HomeGoods, I found numerous painted pumpkins in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

3) Purple is the new orange — This Halloween, purple is making a major appearance. If you’re tired of the traditional orange and black Halloween decorations, purple is a trendy alternative. HomeGoods has quite a few purple pumpkins, pillows and haunted houses in this non-traditional Halloween hue.

HomeGoods Michigan Avenue is located at 600 N. Michigan Avenue / Chicago, IL 60611.

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Profile: HomeGoods Michigan Avenue

Attention Poor Girls! HomeGoods is now open on the Mag Mile!

The budget-friendly, home retailer is the best thing to hit Michigan Avenue since the 151 Bus! Find high-end home goods from major designers and one-of-a kind gems from across the globe.

From pillows, lamps, frames, artwork, table wear, grilling gear and more – this is truly a one-of-a kind spread. The prices and variety alone, can’t be beat.

Unique to this location is the huge selection of space-saving furniture and smaller items. Keeping Chicago’s tiny spaces in mind, HomeGoods chose items for small patios and apartments. They even thought of the pampered Gold Coast pets! HomeGoods has a huge variety of pet beds, collars, accessories and bowls.

Attending any weddings this summer? HomeGoods also carries popular wedding items found on most retailer’s registries!  You could save some big bucks on items such as frames, china, bedding and other registry favorites.

HomeGoods Michigan Avenue is  located at 600 N. Michigan on the 2nd floor.

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