changing paths

I first want to thank to any professional who helps me with my question.
-I have been doing set and prop design for a while but my true passion is household items and furniture. How would you suggest I go about the change? Should I seek an internship? Is that appropriate for someone done with school? I feel I need to acquire specific experience on those branches of design before I actually seek a position.
Any comment and advice will be much appreciated.

Freelance. First you need to put some household items and furniture projects in your book. Even if they are just coneptual. Talk to people in the field… I mean cold call. Who knows you might get a break.