Manhattan Beach designer Jill Johnson tells us how she remade a rental mess into her dream cottage, one room at a time.
Photographer Grey Crawford
CL: How do you spot a diamond in the rough? Are there specific things you look for to know a project will look great when renovated, or is it just a feeling?
JJ: Having gotten through this renovation, my top criteria for a potential fixer-upper is one that's never been remodeled. The more dilapidated the better!