Laura, Jasmine Heirlooms has some of the nicest quilt frames in regards to appearance. I can't vouch for their design as far as quilting usefulness is concerned, but your friend might like to take a look at this website.
Our quilt guild once held a "quilt swap meet" and everyone brought their unwanted fabrics, sewing helps, or old patterns, etc., to swap or sell. I missed buying Jasmine's standing hoop by just seconds and I was wildly jealous of the woman who got a bargain! LOL. I have no affiliation with Jasmine, yada, yada, just think your friend might like to look at these frames for her living room.
Jasmine sells full-size frames as well as the hoops, so click around their site for more photos.