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Thorndown Sponsor Wayne Perrey’s TV Carpenter Podcast

DIY can seem like a mystic art sometimes and what appears to be a simple job can tie you in knots. Wayne Perrey’s DIY podcast series TV Carpenter is set to demystify many tasks with a catalogue of brilliantly simple advice and great tips from the trade.

He also inspires and entertains with interviews including some of the biggest names in Interior Design and Garden Design, where you can pick up some brilliant tips and tricks. Listen to this weekly podcast series at


Wayne Perrey, the TV Carpenter is back presenting on the main stage at this years’ Ideal Home Show in London, where he will be recording interviews for his ‘TV Carpenter’ podcast (sponsored by yours truly!) in front of a live audience. 

Wayne will be at the show on the 26th and 28th of March and the 1st and 4th of April. He will be talking to some amazing guests including: @emilywheeler.interiors @karen_haller_colour @ukradiators @allydowsingreynolds for Season 9 of this brilliant and popular homes and interiors podcast series.


The TV Carpenter Podcast returned for Season 8 on Friday 10th March 2023 with many more episodes to entertain and educate.

Wayne Perrey appeared again as a trade on the hit BBC1 series ‘Interior Design Masters’ so shared behind the scenes stories, along with interviews with some amazing guests as detailed below.

In celebration of the ‘Interior Design Masters’ the first episode of season 8 was a repeat of his interview with the legend that is Jonathan Adler, guest judge on the first episode of the TV series. 

The second episode featured Instagram sensations Dean and Borja from my Tiny Estate and stars of the TV series “Saving the Manor”. 

Wayne also recorded live interviews at the Ideal Home Show in London, beginning with the inspirational architect James Furzer of JFD Architecture, then TV presenters and property experts Scarlette & Stuart Douglas, Karen Walker, Editor of Good Homes Magazine, Architect and Feng Shui expert Cliff Tan, Interior Designers Fran Lee and Amy Davies, runners up on series 3 of Interior Design Masters TV show, and Stylist, Interiors Expert, and author of “Interior Design Masters” book, Joanna Thornhill. Garden Designer, Presenter and Horticulturalist, Mark Lane, joined Wayne for a fascinating chat about his journey from editor to garden designer and TV presenter. Lanzarote Interior Designer Sophie Brown shared her story from star academic to home stylist and interior designer, to the specific challenges faced by life on an island where pretty much everything has to be imported.

Throughout the season Wayne asked guests for their favourite colour from the Thorndown Wood Paint colour chart. Last season the guests came out with fascinating reasons as to why they chose their colour, some of whom couldn’t pick just one, and this season was the same!

You can keep up to date on everything TV Carpenter related on Wayne Perrey’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and follow Thorndown’s Facebook and Instagram so you’ll never miss our news. For more detailed reviews of each episode and the colours the guests chose, visit our Blog on Season 8 and you can listen to missed episodes by clicking on the guests links. 


Season 7, began in March 2022, along with the return of BBC1’s hit series “Interior Design Masters” which started on Wednesday 9th March with Michelle Ogundehin and Alan Carr. As with previous series Wayne interviewed contestants and judges in this brilliant show, and also recorded live podcast interviews on stage at the Ideal Home Show in London’s Olympia from 11th – 27th March.

The first episode featured Biophillic Interior Designer, Oliver Heath, discussing how to make a space good for mental health and look great.

Throughout the season Wayne is asking guests to select the colour(s) from the Thorndown Wood Paint colour chart that they are drawn to, which has provoked some fascinating discussion and interesting choices.

In the second episode to go out, Wayne spoke to the gorgeous and very talented Jacqui Joseph, queen of daytime makeover shows and presenter on “BBC Morning Live”, “Homes Under the Hammer” and “Money For Nothing”. 

Jacqui chose Cavepool Grey as she is drawn to mid-century heritage colours, saying she loved it and it “looks like luxury”. 

Episode 3 starred the rather epic interior designer Guy Oliver who has designed staterooms in No 10 Downing Street, private homes, planes and yachts, luxury hotels, and was recently a guest judge in the hotels episode of “Interior Design Masters”.  In his spare time he is also a philanthropist, helping to support and preserve heritage trades and arts globally. A fascinating interview that Wayne recorded live at The Ideal Home Show.

Guy chose Reed Green, Greylake, Rock Rose and Dulcote Stone from the Wood Paint colour chart as they look “timeless”.

Interior Designer Oliver Thornton was the live guest for episode 4, sharing his journey from drama to design as he moved from a successful acting career in the UK to setting up a design practice in New York. I loved this interview and felt enriched listening to it. His passion for heritage design led him to choose Bishop Blue and Yew Green as his favourite Thorndown Wood Paint colours.

He described Bishop Blue as a ‘classic heritage colour’ and Yew Green as a ‘very handsome colour’, saying they  had “the feeling of the country house but in a contemporary setting”.

TV presenter and paediatric A&E doctor, Dr Ranj, joined Wayne live on stage at The Ideal Home Show, for a fascinating and fun interview with one of the sunniest and warmest people on-screen. 

When chatting about Thorndown paint colours Dr Ranj said he was going through a neutrals and warm grey phase, so he selected Dormouse Grey, saying it was a “neutral without being magnolia”, and a  “bit more slick, cool and urban”. He coupled it with Cavepool Grey as a contrast colour for furniture saying he would add gold handles and features, and that it was “beautiful, absolutely stunning”, “warm but neutral and very modern”.

The very entertaining Michael Perry, known as Mr Plant Geek, joined Wayne for another live interview at the Ideal Home Show. He chatted about his career and how he inadvertently became the TV spokesperson for Thompson & Morgan when media attention grew due to their innovative grafting of plants, creating ‘egg & chips’ plant from an aubergine and potato. He is now a well known TV presenter, podcaster, and supplier of plants, naked calendars and naughty t-shirts!

When considering his favourite Thorndown Wood Paint colours, Michael had an area of his garden and garage in mind, choosing Foxwhelp Red and Squirrel Blue.