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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


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.

Sustainable Interior Designer Lynne Lambourne, joined Wayne for a live interview on stage at the Ideal Home Show, talking about her love for the environment and design. Lynne is an inspirational woman who is passionate about the environment, up cycling, recycling, re-using and re-purposing. She is a sustainability ambassador for brands and recently went back as a mature student to get a degree in Sustainability from Cambridge University.

Lynne ended up picking four colours from the Thorndown Wood Paint Colour chart, firstly selecting Yew Green saying, “green in interiors is really big now” and that it connected with “back to nature, so love that green”. She also chose Blackdown as she loves black for furniture, but then also picked Cavepool Grey and Bishop Blue. We’re delighted that someone who shares our passion for the environment connected so well with our colours!

The incredibly talented and effortlessly chic Michelle Ogundehin interview took place on stage with Wayne at the Ideal Home Show. Michelle is head judge on Interior Design Masters bringing her experience, insight and advice to contestants in a warm and nurturing manner, introducing them to a wealth of talent with guest judges, and helping them to develop their skills and confidence.

When choosing her favourite Thorndown Wood Paint colours she said that she loved colours that are knocked back with a little bit of grey as she finds them really relaxing. Michelle chose Rock Rose and Reed Green saying that she though the two of them together are really beautiful.

Winner of series 3 of Interior Design Masters, the adorably effervescent Banjo whose natural talent and design flair saw him impress all with his creations, joined Wayne for a charming and fun interview.

When asked to choose his favourite Thorndown Wood Paint colour he said “I instantly love Mudgley Mustard”, being drawn to mustards as a deep but vibrant and happy colour. He said mustard is a perfect mix of happy and earthy and “that’s a particularly lovely mustard”!

Interior Design Master contestant and luxcycler Abi Ann Davis gave a sparkly and effervescent interview about her experience on the show, leading up to it and what she’s up to now.

When Wayne asked her to choose her Thorndown Wood Paint colour, Abi said that she loves “a good eco paint” and was “drawn to Purple Orchid” a “really light dusty lilac”. We love that colour too 💜

The Dark Lord, Dean Powell, chatted to Wayne about his time on Interior Design Masters and how he nearly didn’t send in his application, and how much he learnt about interior design on the show.  He experimented with black in his house, fine tuning how to make black really work on interior spaces, and how to make it a dramatic background that helps give more volume to accent and accompanying colours. 

Of course Dean chose Blackdown from the Thorndown Wood Paint colour chart and we think he’d really like it as it’s very rich in black pigment, giving you an instant opaque coating that is deep, rich and beautiful with a soft and warming sheen.

Lovely Fran Lee from Interior Design Masters joined Wayne for a chat about her experience on the show, and when asked about her favourite colour from the Thorndown Wood Paint range, she chose Foxwhelp Red and we loved what she had to say about it.

“Foxwhelp Red is a gorgeous colour, absolutely love it; big fan of pinks anyway but this has got a slight orange tint to it and feels a little bit flamingo with ought going too flamingo-ey.” “I love it. I was kind of torn between that and Purple Divine but I think that’s probably because I’d want to put those two colours together”. “I feel like those are fashioney colours. I love it. It’s really fun”. 💕