For Peter Gedrys a short stint working in a furniture restoration shop led to a passionate interest in the decorative arts, resulting in a career change.

His restoration of American and continental furniture developed a deepened appreciation for the broad range of architectural woodwork and its artistic elements.

In 1987 Peter opened Architectural Finishes, allowing him to focus on new decorative challenges and explore his own creative process. Opening his own studio enabled Architectural Finishes to offer the same quality of finishing usually reserved for furniture.

When not in his shop or on site, he can be found in one of his many gardens. This allows Peter to continually practice a favorite subject, the infinite study of color. As the seasons change, he relaxes by stopping pucks as a goaltender in senior hockey at Yale’s Ingalls Rink.