Their is definitely a trend right now for mixing rustic and modern, rough and refined, natural and high design. These are impeccably melded in this old barn turned modern home that was originally posted on The Style Files.
I just love Seattle based Architects Shed's use of materials. Letting the natural wood of the old barn speak for itself accenting it with a minimal, bright color palette and expansive windows. The original post that inspired this can be seen here on The Style Files site.