Taste Maker: Hugh Wallace, architect – ‘White paint is an opt-out. People need to challenge their creativity and I don’t think white paint does that’

The award-winning architect on the teacher who encouraged him, the best Scotch broth and learning to be patient

Hugh Wallace, award-winning architect, founding partner of Douglas Wallace Consultants and presenter of The Great House Revival, which airs on Sundays on RTÉ 1 at 9.30pm

An award-winning architect and founding partner of Douglas Wallace Consultants, Hugh Wallace is best known to the public for his work as a judge in RTÉ’s Home of the Year, in which he examines beautiful properties around the country and gives his verdict. With that programme having just had its season finale, Wallace can be found on RTÉ’s Great House Revival on Sunday nights, in which he meets home-owners transforming derelict properties into liveable spaces.