Certain rooms only work in certain houses so if you're living in a modern high rise apartment the traditional bathroom isn't going to work for you. If you have an old cottage or villa retreat this style of bathroom is one you should definitely consider.
The Edwardian and Victorian styles of the time are still a popular choice today. They look exquisite in a villa or cottage bathroom and never loose their appeal in terms of design.
This does take more work though because you have to change the setting for the insert to go into. Another great option though is to consider no vanity and just to have it mount to the wall. Such bathroom basins offer an appearance that makes the room open and to seem larger than it really is. However you do need to make sure you secure them correctly to the wall for safety.