OK, every time I've received a response like that from a query it's been a rejection whenever I've re-pitched it. I guess if editors are not feeling it the first time, they really don't feel it the second time. But that said . . . you know I'm so writing that down and pitching it in August. I'm such the editor's bitch.
Good news, got another assignment where I get to learn more about interior design. Yay!