My long search for a place for Theo's coats, bags and hats is over. I wrote back here about options I was considering. We did end up installing the EQ3 hooks, which were tricky to install and ended up falling off the wall almost immediately. After repairing a torn up a wall I decided I needed something with more reinforcement and also easier for little fingers to navigate.
This lovely locally made row of hooks is the perfect answer. I took my ideas to a local millwork shop and we ended up with this beauty. I couldn't be happier. Now let's hope we can keep encouraging him to hang up his backpack and coat every time he comes in the door ;)