decorator

noun
dec·​o·​ra·​tor | \ ˈde-kə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce decorator (audio) \

Definition of decorator

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that decorates especially : one that designs or executes interiors and their furnishings

decorator

adjective

Definition of decorator (Entry 2 of 2)

: suitable for interior decoration decorator fabrics

Examples of decorator in a Sentence

Noun

They hired a decorator to redesign their dining room.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

To help bring it back, Caruso brought in his personal decorator, Diane Johnson, who did his houses in Brentwood, Newport Beach, and Malibu. Candace Jackson, Town & Country, "The Rosewood Miramar Beach Is Montecito's Newest Luxury Hotel—and Private Club For Those Who Want the Real Perks," 27 Apr. 2019 Rita Konig, daughter of the pioneering female decorator Nina Campbell, grew up amid lush and comfortable interiors and observed firsthand the hard work that goes into creating them. Sadie Stein, ELLE Decor, "Explore This Charming Victorian Farmhouse in the English Countryside," 24 May 2019 Okay, while not technically a dying kit, this decorator seriously impressed Amazon customers. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "6 Best Easter Egg Dyeing Kits That Deliver Insta-Worthy Results," 27 Mar. 2019 To Istanbul, for a whirlwind weekend to celebrate the birthday of Serdar Gülgün—tastemaker, decorator, and bon viveur—at an Ottoman ball. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Attends Serdar Gülgün’s Opulent Ottoman Ball in Istanbul," 4 Feb. 2019 In 1937, legendary decorator Dorothy Draper designed Brazilliance, a bright, pink-and-green banana leaf for California's Arrowhead Springs Hotel. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Inside the Biggest Feud in Interior Design," 22 Mar. 2019 The main house was decorated with the help of Woolf’s sister, the painter and decorator Vanessa Bell, who lived 6 miles away. WSJ, "How Virginia Woolf Decorated Her Room of One's Own," 5 Mar. 2019 In the movie, professional holiday decorator Gretchen and architect Steven Brenner (Jonathan Bennett) begin with a work relationship and, of course, end up falling for one another. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Christmas Made to Order' Was Filmed in This Cozy Bed and Breakfast," 23 Dec. 2018 Likewise, bloggers now have almost as much influence as celebrated decorators and the rich and famous people who usually hire them. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "How the ‘modern farmhouse’ look took over," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of decorator

Noun

circa 1755, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1950, in the meaning defined above

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decorator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of decorator

: a person who decorates something especially as a job

decorator

noun
dec·​o·​ra·​tor | \ ˈde-kə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce decorator (audio) \

Kids Definition of decorator

: a person who decorates especially the rooms of houses

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