“I love the challenge of design and making my client’s visions about their fireplaces come true! I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area and I truly enjoy every moment designing and creating!”
Vicki Warner, Owner & Designer, The Hearth Shop
There is no fire like passion. ― Siddhārtha
The Hearth Shop is a top independent resource for custom-designed fireplaces and fireplace accessories based in Carmel, California.
As co-owner along with my husband Tom, we like to think our forty-five years of success is due to one simple principle: we love what we do. From custom fireplaces and screens to gas logs, glass doors and tools, our experience and resources enable us to bring your ideal hearth setting to life.
An artist by nature, finding creative solutions for people is what I do best. Tom, a licensed contractor, handles our fireplace installations and construction. Many of our clients have been with us since we first took over the shop from my parents Bill and Avonne Chappell in 1981.
An expert mason, my dad first opened the doors in the late 1960s, featuring custom fireplaces and firescreens. His masonry work at private residences, Spanish Bay Resort in Pebble Beach, Lake El Estero bridge in Monterey, and numerous landmarks on the Peninsula, are testament to the craftsmanship he learned from a long family line of “old world” masons.
Today the hands-on training we learned from my family, along with my passion for design, offer a unique, niche resource for contractors, interior designers, homeowners and architects.
The Hearth Shop also has a remarkable mix of home décor and seasonal gifts.
Take a moment to look over our website, or better yet, stop by for a visit!
Our mission is to provide a place where you can discover anything you may want or need to create the fireplace setting of your dreams at the right price. Our passion lies in using our 45 years of knowledge, experience and resources to make sure your hearth—from the simplest to most opulent—reflects the heart of your home and the heart of who you are. We’re truly the keepers of the flame. Quality products, grassroots customer service and honesty are how our business was built and how it will continue to grow.
"The fireplaces worked perfectly. Everyone who sees them comments ‘who designed these?’ I’ve never seen anything that compares. Clean, safe, green! Thank you for making The Hearth Shop available to Silicon Valley. Knowing how to combine logs and distribute flames is your trick of the trade.”