Stepping into the airy hilltop home actress Constance Zimmer shares with her husband, director Russ Lamoureux, is like being transported into a whimsical new world. Effortlessly pairing artful vintage (she has a thing for ’70s wallpaper) and movie-star glam (the deck overlooks the Hollywood sign), the space is thoughtful, laid-back and brimming with affection. And the same can be said for the way she parents her four-year-old daughter, Coco, a lover of all things pink and fairytale-themed. (Zimmer’s own aesthetic is more downtown.) A prolific actress who illuminated the screen on Entourage, she’s set to star in David Fincher’s forthcoming political drama, House of Cards. But her busy career feels miles away in this intimate, lived-in home. Coco’s bedroom is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind touches, like an oversize bulletin board filled with the year’s most meaningful memories. Especially sweet, and fitting for this tight-knit clan, is a note scribbled with “Believe in yourself, xo Coco.”

Coco, four, April 2012