Emily Benda Gaylord, Contributing Writer

Emily Benda Gaylord

Contributing Writer


  • Specialties and interests: Real estate, interior design, home entertaining, and lifestyle 
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in journalism and Spanish from Iowa State University
  • Other work: Traditional Home, The Crittenden Report


Emily Benda Gaylord is a freelance writer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She joined the Bobvila.com team in 2022 and specializes in real estate, interior design, home entertaining and lifestyle categories.

Proudest DIY

After scoring a free oak dining table on Facebook Marketplace, Emily spent a week sanding, staining, and refinishing the table to create a piece she loved. She’s always on the hunt for home goods that need a little TLC.

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