I love dining chairs with easily removable seats because they can usually be reupholstered quickly at home, DIY. And even if you do opt to have a pro recover them, the job is less costly than reupholstering a wing chair, for example, because less fabric is needed and the labor is not too complicated.
Currently I'm using a couple of my grandparents' klismos style chairs at a small table for two. Over the years they've sported quite a few different colors and patterns. Now I think they are ready for Rubie Green's eco-friendly chevron, "East Village," in raspberry.
The zig-zag pairs well with the dominant print in the room, Brunschwig & Fils' "Dzhambul."
In a very indirect way, I was inspired by architect Gil Schafer's use of a zebra print on his Regency era klismos chairs.
Oh, and speaking of zig-zag, don't forget the Madeline Weinrib sample sale in NYC starting May 2 at ABC Carpet & Home.