The husband of a Suffolk-born woman stabbed to death in her Australian home has said the family are "devastated" by the "senseless" tragedy.

Emma Lovell, a 41-year-old mother of two, died after suffering a fatal stab wound during an invasion of her home in North Lakes, Queensland.

Her husband, Lee Lovell - 43 and also from Suffolk - was injured during the attack but has since been released from hospital.

Speaking to 7NEWS Brisbane at their home, said Mr Lovell: "Emma was the glue to my family, she was such a beautiful person.

"We're all just devastated from her loss.

"It's so senseless. 

"I don't know what people do it for."

The family of four had spent Christmas Day on the Sunshine Coast - their first beach Christmas in 11 years, Mr Lovell said in a post on social media. 

A smiling family photo and beach views were shared with the message "hope everyone has a great Christmas Day spent with loved ones and friends".

Queensland Police received reports at around 11.30pm on Boxing Day of an incident at an address in Whitfield Crescent.

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A spokesman said a man and woman allegedly disturbed two people inside their home and a "scuffle" broke out on the front porch.

The two intruders fled on foot.

Emergency services attempted to treat the 41-year-old woman, confirmed as Emma Lovell, who later died as a result of a fatal stab wound.

Following a police investigation, four teenagers were located nearby, just before 4am on December 27.

All four were taken into custody.

Two 17-year-old boys have both been charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and entering a dwelling with intent in company.

Both have been denied police bail and are due to appear in the Brisbane Childrens Court.

A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy continue to assist police with inquiries.

Christina Lofthouse, 41, first met Mrs Lovell at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge - the pair have been best friends for 33 years.

"I only spoke with her yesterday morning," said Ms Lofthouse.

"This horrible and senseless crime has left a massive hole in our lives."