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Ben de Lisi Purple Reindeer Hook

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Brand: Ben de Lisi / Type: Hook

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      06.02.2013 09:41
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      a purple reindeer head?

      Last summer I purchased four of these absolutely fabulous purple reindeer head wall hooks from Debenhams. They were from the designers at Debenhams homeware range, and they were from the Ben de Lisi range. Debenhams did have more wall hooks by Ben de Lisi in the same range; they also had a white rabbit head (I also bought quite a few of the white rabbit head wall hooks as well) a red bulldog head, a yellow rhinoceros head, along with the purple reindeer head that I'm reviewing now. All of the wall hooks were priced at £8 each.

      The purple reindeer head wall hooks look really funky and unusual, and I've had lots of lovely compliments on them. The decorative portion of the wall hook is the purple reindeer head itself, complete with its antlers. The reindeer head is completely purple with no other colour whatsoever on the head, it's a very deep and striking purple colour and it really stands out from the cream wall that I've placed the wall hooks on. It's a really simple yet a really effective design. The shiny chrome hook hangs from underneath the purple reindeer head, and is a deep hook with a little shiny chrome ball on the end.

      The wall hooks attach easily to either a wall or a door. All you need to do is drill a screw into the surface you want to hang the wall hook onto, and then hook the wall hook onto this screw. There's a hole in the back of the wall hook which just slots easily over your screw in the wall. You don't get the wall screws included with the wall hooks, but my husband had some screws in his toolbox which we used.

      I've got the four purple reindeer heads hanging in a row in the porch. We use them for coats, hoodies, hats, scarves, umbrellas, bags etc. The wall hooks are really sturdy and they hold lots of stuff. The shiny chrome hooks are really deep and will take quite a few items on each hook, and the little shiny chrome balls on the ends of the hooks ensure that there's no sharp edges to damage anything that you hang on them.

      I really love these and I think that they look really quirky and fun, I think that you could easily use these in most rooms for lots of different purposes. If you're after a unique wall hook then I'd definitely recommend the purple reindeer head wall hook, or maybe try one of the other designs in the range too.

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        15.10.2012 10:41
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        my favourite from the range

        Fashion designer Ben de Lisi has a fabulous homeware collection available exclusively through Debenhams. The designs are very bold, fresh and modern and have a fun twist to them. There are a range of four different animal themed wall hooks as part of this collection, including a red bulldog, white rabbit, yellow rhino, and purple reindeer. I absolutely love the reindeer and the rabbit hooks, and I bought two of each to use in my hallway. The RRP is £8.00 each so the total cost of £32.00 was a bit pricey, but I think that they are well worth it.

        Product description: "This purple ornamental reindeer hook from Ben de Lisi is a fun and modern twist on a traditional design with a single silver hook."

        Mainly due to the terrible weather this summer, I decided to spend most of my weekends redecorating various rooms in my house. One area I really wanted to spruce up was my hallway, as it was pretty drab and uninviting. I freshened up all the paintwork and decided to add a splash of colour by painting the open section under my stairs in shades of candyfloss and hot pink. I wanted to add some fun and gaudy accessories, and thought that the reindeer and the rabbit hooks would be the perfect replacement for my boring old coat rack.

        The hooks are a good size, measuring H 16cm x W 9cm x D 6cm, so they stand out and make a statement. I think they look great as they are very eyecatching and add a quirky twist to the otherwise plain look of my hallway. The designs are quite simplistic and the animals have a clean cut look to them. This reindeer hook has a beautiful bold purple colour to it, which is quite unusual and contrasts nicely against the plain white section of woodwork that I have attached it to. I am a real animal lover and this is reflected in the pictures and trinkets that I have littered around my home. I love my new coat hooks because they're like an animal-friendly take on taxidermy! The reindeer has a simple classic look and the antlers really stand out and make it look impressive.

        Now, I'm no expert when it comes to DIY and I usually just muddle along making only minor adjustments or improvements that fall within my limited repertoire of skills. These hooks were incredibly easy to fit into place and took little effort on my part to achieve a great looking result. The hook itself is attached to the back of the animal's head and falls down quite low beneath to give a generous amount of room for holding whatever you choose to place on it. On the back of the head, there is an open slot which narrows at the top, and you simply need to position a screw in the wall and then place the hook over the screw head and push it down into place. Very simple and hassle free. The only problem was that the hooks did not come with any screws to attach to the wall, and in this case I just used the old screws from the coat hooks I was taking down, but this would be easy and inexpensive to get hold of if you needed to buy some screws to fit the hooks.

        The hooks hold strongly in place and are sturdy, so they're very functional in practice. They help me to maximise what would otherwise be a dead space, and provide a practical storage solution as well as being decorative. The actual hook section is silver coloured, with a little ball on the end to stop things from slipping off. It has a deep curve which gives plenty of extra space, and I am currently using them to hold my coats and jackets as well as a couple of handbags and my big winter umbrella. I have at least 2-3 items on each hook, and there's still plenty of extra space so that when I have guests over they can also hang their coats up as well.

        I can thoroughly recommend this Ben de Lisi Reindeer Hook as a simple and fun home accessory that's useful as well. You can hold a lot of stuff on each one, and it matches in well with other pieces from the range. A nice statement coat hook that has become a real feature in my hallway.

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