That might piss /fa/ off royally. As much as /fa/ is a douche, he could be useful down the road. While expensive, his suggestions so far have been solid.
When we suggest the compromise, I think we should say that we will replace the ugly stuff later on, when we can afford. Alternatively, we could say the reason we are buying only a few/one gothic chair(s) is because we don't want to see such beautiful furniture get ruined by idiots, and would only reserve the good seats for ourselves and those we trust.
Besides, the average customer probably couldn't appreciate /fa/'s elegant style to begin with.