Jo's Habitat

Jo Whiley

Jo Whiley

Broadcaster

BBC Radio 2 DJ and broadcaster Jo Whiley lives in Northampton with her husband and their four children. Read about her love of Habitat furniture, how Jay-Z once visited her house and find out what item she took from the
BBC Studios.

A tall coffee lamp stands next to Jo Whiley's deep purple velvet sofa which is covered with multi-colour cushions.

SHE’S A FAN

“Growing up, Habitat was the coolest place to go to. I’ve always shopped there and still have a real affection for it.”

Jo Whiley sits at her wooden desk on a leather and stainless steel office chair

MAKE IT PERSONAL

Around every corner are personal details celebrating music – whether it’s Gorillaz figurines, a ‘Live Lounge’ sign or a well-worn piano.

Jo Whiley and her children spend time in the garden of her home.
Freshly picked potatoes in a silver bowl
A photograph of Jo Whiley and rapper Jay Z is framed on the DJ's desk.
A small bouquet of wild flowers are placed in a glass vase, with a stainless steel lamp in the background.
Jo Whiley sits around her kitchen table with a Smeg fridge behind her.

PULL UP A SEAT

“The heart of the home is the kitchen. We have a lot of people coming into the house - a lot of friends and a lot of family. It's just everybody sitting around the table with mugs of tea or glasses of vodka or Jack Daniels, having fun spending time hanging out together.”

Jo Whiley cooks with a friend in her modern white kitchen
Jo Whiley's white classic car sits on the drive of her Northamptonshire home.