Find a delicate balance
A devoted grandmother of six, Marsha fields as many questions on developing “kid-friendly” areas as she did when her daughters and son were small. “Long gone are the days of roping off the living room and dining room because they are too precious to use,” she says. Accommodating children, though, does not mean removing breakables from every surface. Instead, she suggests exposing little ones to beautiful things while teaching respect for their fragility. “The added bonus,” she adds, “is that you’ll never need to worry about their behavior in someone else’s home.”
Text Melissa Lester
Photography John O’Hagan
View more of Marsha Mason’s abode, along with her garden oasis, in the July/August 2018 issue of Victoria magazine.